After a stellar 2015 including a three month solo European tour, an Australian East Coast tour, and the launch of his stunning 16 track Retrospective album, revered singer-songwriter, Dan Brodie, plays his very first shows in 2016 with a special Sunday evening Summertime residency in his hometown of Melbourne. Brodie will be showcasing some new works-in-progress from his next album and if you are lucky, maybe some hits from yesteryear.. All this goes down at The Standard Hotel (293 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy) on the 17th, 24th and 31st of January. Entry is free and the two-setter show starts at 7pm! For more info check out http://www.thestandardhotel.com.au/
AUSTRALIAN ALBUM LAUNCHES
Saturday 10 October
Rochester Wine Tavern, Rochester
49 Moore Street,
Phone: (03) 54843887
# Sunday 11 October (matinee show-two sets!)
The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood
with very Special Guest, Damien Lawler (3RRR/Lime Champions)
TIX: $12 + BF from OZTIX
/$15 on the door (if available)
# Doors open at 4.30pm
5pm - Damien Lawler
6pm-8pm - Dan Brodie
Thursday 15 Ocotober
The Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland
For more info: The Junkyard
Friday 16 October
The Junk Bar, Ashgrove
TIX: $12 + BF from OZTIX
/$15 on the door (if available)
BIG HEARTED LOVIN' MAN – A RETROSPECTIVE (1999-2014)
(Fat Swine Records)
In light of his 2013 face-off with mortality, you might think Brodie wrote these songs to pass time during cancer-busting treatments. The Melbourne maverick's reworked musings on life and his renegade ways now evoke that bigger picture. Back-catalogue gems feature (solo, Broken Arrows, Grieving Widows) plus covers of Sonic Youth's and Spencer P. Jones' .
SOLO EUROPEAN TOUR
To celebrate his upcoming 3 month European tour, including performances in support of the French premiere of Australian cult classic, “Wake in Fright” at France’s famed arthouse theatre Cinéma Utopia, singer-songwriter Dan Brodie presents “BIG HEARTED LOVIN MAN - A Retrospective 1999-2014” - a snapshot of his solo acoustic show, unadorned with just an acoustic guitar and a microphone.
Recorded in one night in January, 2015 at Salt Studios in Melbourne, the album draws from Brodie’s early solo work, the twangin alt-country of the Broken Arrows through to his current incarnation in the Grieving Widows. “We set up a stool and a microphone on the Saturday afternoon and I proceeded to rummage through my back catalogue and recorded 20 songs straight to tape, allowing for two takes of each song, and choosing the best version - by the end of the night we had an album!”
With long time collaborator and accompanist, guitarist Chris Brodie on a handful of tracks, the album showcases songs from across Brodie’s entire catalogue including a blistering version of Take a bullet, Big black guitar, I’m floatin mamma, a hillbilly hoedown version of Jesus try and save me, Prescription Chemicals, and the tender lament (I don’t want) another lover (covered by Vika and Linda Bull on 2002’s Love is Mighty Close); also paying tribute to Sonic Youth’s 100% and Spencer P Jones’ Missing.
After being diagnosed with cancer in early 2013, Brodie was forced to postpone the release of his solo album, “Deep Deep Love” to undergo 10 months of treatment. Returning in 2014 he was invited to perform in the star- studded "Living Legends Series" alongside Paul Kelly, Adalita and Gareth Liddiard as part of the Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, honouring both Spencer P Jones and Charlie Owen on separate nights at the Tote Hotel, then capping off the year with a rockin version of Ian Rilen’s “Booze to Blame” on the 4-track release “Run Yourself Ragged EP”,
With a solo European tour underway, taking in Copenhagen, Switzerland, Spain and France including shows in Paris, Bordeaux, Rennes, Montpellier, Toulouse, Gijon, Santander, Madrid, Barcelona, and everywhere in between, Brodie has taken a quick look back at his career with this brand new retrospective; an opportunity to stop, take a deep breath and continue forward toward the next exciting chapter.
Engineered and mixed by Glen Hewer, it is available now on Itunes and Bandcamp with a national Australian tour scheduled for later in the year.
2015 SOLO EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
APRIL 11: Frederiksberg Country Club (COPENHAGEN, DK)
APRIL 16 : La Raffinerie (MONTPELLIER, FR)
APRIL 17 : Cinéma Utopia (MONTPELLIER, FR) : concert + "Wake in Fright" screening.
APRIL 19 : Secret Place (MONTPELLIER, FR) + Paul Collins' The Beat
APRIL 20 : Cinéma Utopia (TOULOUSE, FR) : concert + "Walkabout" screening
APRIL 21 : Les Lectures aléatoires (BORDEAUX, FR)
APRIL 22 : Le Barbarella (LA ROCHELLE, FR) SOLD OUT!
APRIL 24 (19h30) : Cinéma Utopia (ST OUEN L'AUMONE, FR) : concert + "Wake in Fright" screening
APRIL 25 (14h) : Fargo Record Store (PARIS, FR) (Showcase, 30mn)
APRIL 25 (19h) : Van Disc (AUVERS-SUR-OISE, FR)
APRIL 30 : Le 20134 (PARIS 5ème, FR)
May 1 : Le Picolo (ST OUEN, 93, FR) + Special guests!
MAY 5 : Le Sauvageon (VILLARD DE LANS, FR) SOLD OUT!
MAY 6 : Le Garage (GRENOBLE, FR) SOLD OUT!
MAY 7 (15h) : TheRev (TULLE, FR) (Showcase, 30mn)
MAY 7 (19h) : Des Lendemains qui chantent (TULLE, FR) SOLD OUT!
MAY 14 : Lido (LAUSANNE, CH) SOLD OUT!
MAY 16 : La Gargouille (Le Chambon sur Lignon, 43, FR)
MAY 21: EL ALMACÉN DE LITTLE BOBBY (Santander, ES)
MAY 23: Toma 3 (Gijon, ES)
May 25: Pako Taberna (Onate, ES)
May 26: Urretxu, (Gaztelekun, ES) SOLD OUT!
MAY 28: Wharf 73 (MADRID, ES)
MAY 30: Xanter Bar (Girona, ES)
MAY 31: Els Pagesos (Barcelona, ES)
JUNE 4: Le TiCoz, (Morlaix, FR)
JUNE 5: Le Galion (Lorient, FR)
JUNE 6: La Bernique Hurlante (Rennes, FR)
JUNE 7: Les Valseuses (Lannion, FR)
JUNE 10: Le P'tit Garage (Paris, FR)
JUNE 28: Fermentoren (Copenhagen, DK)