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Goodbye Melbourne | Hello Spain!

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We are excited to announce acclaimed singer-songwriter, Dan Brodie in his first ever show at Melbourne’s iconic Bella Union, performing songs from his most recent album, Big Hearted Lovin Man - A Retrospective 1999-2014 - a snapshot of his long and illustrious career, unadorned with just an acoustic guitar, a piano and a microphone -  over two big sets!

 It will also be a farewell of sorts as Brodie embarks on an indefinite tour of Europe, this time beginning with a festival in France and ending in Barcelona - Viva La Dan!

 With very Special Guest, Sherry Rich, don't miss out on saying good luck and goodbye to Dan..

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Image by Tracy Lymn


Dan Brodie & The Grieving Widows return to Europe with a bunch of shows to get you on yer dancing feet or atleast to help you shed a few tears in your beers! Following a hugely successful 3 month solo tour of France, Spain and Scandinavia in 2015, Dan Brodie returns to celebrate the release of his 4 track EP, "Booze to Blame" with a body-rockin band featuring Vinz Guilley (bass) and Thomas von Gunn (guitar) from the Rhinosonics. Checkout the dates below!
Dan Brodie & The Grieving Widows/ 2016 European Tour Dates

September 7: La Feline, Paris (FR)
September 10 : Rock on Chatillon Festival, Rennes (FR)
September 17: Le Gargoyle, Chambon sur Lignon (FR)
September 22: Aignan, Midi-Pyrenee 
September 23 : Bar le jour de fête, Albi (FR)
September 24 : Le Ravelin, Toulouse (FR)
Thursday 29th Sept @ Casa Irla, Sant Feliu de Guíxols (ES)
September 28: Astrolabi, Bcn (ES) **
September 30: Els Pagesos, Bcn (ES)
October 2: Vitora-Gasteiz (ES)
October 4: Santander (ES) **

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DAN BRODIE with James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims

It is with great pleasure we announce, FROM MELBOURNE TO MAITLAND: EAST COAST TOUR beginning with a headline show at Melbourne’s iconic Tote Hotel on Saturday July 16 as part of the Leaps & Bounds Music Festival. This will be Dan's first band show in Melbourne in over two years and joining him as his backing band will be the incredible “James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims” who will also perform earlier in the night. With very Special Guests, Sean McMahon & The MoonMen and Cowsmuff, you can purchase tix HERE for only $13/or $15 at the door unless sold out.

Beginning in Melbourne then travelling to Sydney, Newcastle and finishing in Maitland, James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims will perform their heartfelt Americana stylings first and will then join acclaimed performer, Dan Brodie as his backing band for a headline set, presenting a carefully handpicked selection of songs from Brodie's extensive career. 

In 2015, singer-songwriter Dan Brodie drifted north of the border to a small artistic enclave in NSW called, Maitland to continue his solo acoustic troubadour ways. There at the famed, “Grand Junction Hotel” he met a band of like minded brothers called, “The Strange Pilgrims”. Beers was spilt, jokes were shared, songs were sung, punches were thrown into the air and after a solid twelve hours of foolishness, and a bonding over tales of Maitland’s very own famed resident boxer Les Darcy, an easy decision was made - let’s join forces and play music together! After a warm up show at the Gum Ball festival recently where they wowed the 3000 strong audience, DAN BRODIE with James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims hit the road for a series of gigs up the east coast of Australia. Catch them at a venue near you!


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Saturday 16 July

The Tote, Collingwood

Leaps & Bounds Music Festival

with Sean McMahon & The MoonMen

and Cowsmuff



Wednesday 10 Aug 

The Midnight Special, Newtown


Friday 12 Aug 

Marrickville Bowlo, Marrickville


Saturday 13 Aug

The Stag & Hunter, Newcastle


Sunday 14 Aug

The Junkyard, Maitland 



JUST ANNOUNCED! Dan has been added alongside You Am I, Dan Sultan, Jeff Lang and heaps more to The Gum Ball Festival, 2016 in the Hunter Valley, NSW on April 22-24. Early Bird Tix available now!

A Celebration of beast

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SAT Feb 13th, Beetle Bar, Brisbane
"A Celebration of Beast Records" Join Dan and a whole bunch of bands from the Beast Records stable as they celebrate their founder - Seb Blanchais - trip to Australia! TIX AVAILABLE HERE -

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FRI 19 & SAT 20 Feb, The Tote, Melbourne "A Celebration of Beast Records" Join Dan and a whole bunch of bands from the Beast Records stable as they celebrate their founder - Seb Blanchais - trip to Australia! TIX AVAILABLE HERE -

"Beast Feast Focus: Dan Brodie" THE MUSIC (Feb 12, 2016)

Answered by: Dan Brodie

What five words spring to mind when you hear "Oz rock 'n' roll"? Blood, sweat, beer in plastic cups.

Why do you think some Aussie rock bands find more success overseas than on home turf? I think that they are possibly a lot drunker when they are overseas and as a result play a lot better.

What's your favourite Beast release and why? Hits — Living With You Is Killing Me. Lotsa dirt and grime and menace and some great songs to boot!

What to you is the greatest Oz rock song and why? Chase The Dragon — Beasts Of Bourbonbecause it is dark and menacing and makes you want to boogie. I also like Carol (The Peep Tempel) for the same reasons.

What are you most looking forward to about Beast Feast? Playing at The Tote again and hanging out with my compadres, catching some great local and interstate bands and staying up way past my bedtime.


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

Dan has recently returned from a 3 month solo acoustic European tour playing back to back shows in France, Spain, Copenhagen and Switzerland. He now returns to Australia to present his new 16 track compilation, “BIG HEARTED LOVIN MAN  - A Retrospective 1999-2014”, with some very special Album Launches in Victoria, NSW and QLD. TIX for Vic & Qld shows available now through OZTIX!

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
        /$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)


Dan Brodie
(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 100% and Spencer P. Jones' Missing
Read more:
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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. 


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 7 (15h) : TheRev (TULLE, FR) (Showcase, 30mn)

MAY 7 (19h) : Des Lendemains qui chantent (TULLE, FR) SOLD OUT!


MAY 16 : La Gargouille (Le Chambon sur Lignon, 43, FR)


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)