Celebrating 50 Years of Neil Young(AUS)
featuring Karl S Williams, Taylor, Sunrose, Danny Widdicombe + Guests
** Unless otherwise stated, Soundlounge is predominantly standing room only. Dependent on ticket sales we will always attempt to provide a mix of seating and standing, but for large shows seating will be minimal. **
Karl S. Williams
KARL S. WILLIAMS is a guitar-slinging, banjo-wielding freak equally adept at heart shredding piano with a voice that will confound expectations. Over the past few months KARL S. WILLIAMS has taken his new album ‘Heartwood’ around the country supporting BUSBY MAROU, played one of the most talked about sets at BigSound and headed to New York City to Showcase at the CMJ Music Marathon. KARL S. WILLIAMS has played a run of festivals such as Bridge Town Blues, Queenscliff Music Festival, Drop In Festival and Festival Of The Sun, with a few intimate headline shows in between.
Praise for Karl S. Williams
"Karl S. Williams gives the best indication of his enormous talent we've heard yet" - Double J
" The spellbound crowd stand mesmerised, transported via the power of one man and his voice alone." - Blank GC
“Folk, blues and soul influences delivered with a style that never seems like its merely recreating the past. 4 & ½ Stars” - Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail
“Not a false step anywhere to be seen. A music chameleon with talent oozing from every groove. If you don’t buy many albums, make this one a must” - Rob Dickens
Sunrose are a four-piece band, based in the hills of Byron Bay, who create timeless psychedelic rock/pop. A sound bathed in sunshine and salt water, with melodies that take you day dreaming through the green hills and grooves that you can't help but move to.
2016 unveiled the fully formed and absorbing sound of Sunrose with singles Strange Behaviour and Sleepwalking completely drawing listeners into their world of psyched out guitars, emotive vocals and cosmic vibes.
"It showcases the young groups accomplished musicianship and definitely leaves you wanting more." ~ Tonedeaf
2017 marks the kaleidoscopic explosion of debut E.P, Cosmic Horizon, blasting through catchy psych pop melodies, far-out rock anthems and happy deliriums. The first two singles Fever and Egoless have already gained attention within the industry, with premiers on Australian Music Scene, It's Psychedelic Baby Mag and airplay through FBi Radio.
“Fun and sweaty-hot like the shakes, Fever rocks, rollicks and rolls all over the joint, taking you on a journey of wasted and happy delirium.” ~ Wild ‘n Free TV
“Egoless rolls through melodic grooves with wild, exciting and pleasantly hectic dynamics” ~ Australian Music Scene
Seductive, moody and theatrical, Taylor evokes the charming sort of hope that emerges from the dark corner of a room. The band has honed a style and sound sophisticated in its harmony with the lyrical landscape of singer/ songwriter David Taylor’s rich vocal timbre intensified by his impressive collection of virtuoso musicians including Nick Stewart from ARIA award winning band George, Conservatorium trained Crick Boue on bass, Michael McCartney (Ash Grunwald, Jimmy the Saint and the Sinners) and gifted multi-instrumen- talist Scott French.
Danny Widdicombe has been a steadfast feature of the Brisbane music scene for some years. At 19, while living in Melbourne, Danny was diagnosed with leukaemia.
He had a bone marrow transplant in 2004 and in those long days in the isolation room after the transplant, he began writing what would become his album The Transplant Tapes. The album was a difficult one, emotionally, for Danny to release but he did in 2006.
Danny has played guitar for Andrew Morris, Bernard Fanning and Karl Broadie, as well as touring the country as part of Tim Rogers’ Temperance Union.
In 2008 he helped form the ARIA Award nominated group, The Wilson Pickers and last year Danny and fellow Wilson Picker, Andrew Morris, won the annual Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship for 2010. The duo spent the prize travelling to Berlin to write and establish a European base to further their careers.
He released his second solo album, Dominoes, in 2009 and this October he will release his third solo album, Find Someone, an album he began writing while traveling through Europe this year when he was unaware that cancer was once again spreading through his body.