Eric Bogle is probably best known for his song ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, which confirmed its iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit! But he is far from being a one-hit wonder. Some of his other songs: ‘No Man’s Land (The Green Fields of France)’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Now I’m Easy’, ‘Shelter’, ‘My Youngest Son Came Home Today’ and ‘If Wishes were Fishes’ are now beginning to rival ‘Matilda’ in the icon stakes.
After taking a break from touring, Eric has decided that the lure of getting out into theatres and clubs has become too strong, so he is heading out in May/June for a run of twelve shows, kicking off in Tamworth on 30th May and winding up in Warrnambool 16th June.
Joining Eric and his band is the wonderful Ami Williamson, described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “Forceful, funny, powerful and poetic, Ami Williamson is an Alt-Folk Singer/Songwriter like no other! I cried, I laughed – then both at the same time – one woman show at its best”.
With 17 studio albums and eight live collections to his credit and appearances at almost all of the major folk & country music festivals across Australia and overseas, Eric is rightly regarded as one of the folk music world’s greatest living singer-songwriters. A recipient of an Order of Australia medal for services to the entertainment industry, Eric was also awarded a United Nations Peace Medal for his efforts, through music, to promote peace and racial harmony.
His songs have been recorded by artists as varied as Joan Baez, Mary Black, The Furies, Donovan, Slim Dusty, John Williamson, The Dubliners, Peter Paul & Mary, Billy Bragg, The Pogues and The Dropkick Murphys just to name a few.
“I recommend that if you haven’t seen him live, put it on your to-do list and immerse yourself in the majesty of Eric Bogle and his music.” Jon Wolfe Country Music Capital News
Wed 30th Capitol Theatre Tamworth 02 6766 2028 www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au
Thu 31st Maclean Services Club 02 6645 2946 www.mlcsc.com.au
Fri 1st Casino RSM Club 02 6662 1666 www.casinorsm.com.au
Sat 2nd Music By The Sea – Sandgate Town Hall www.musicbythesea.com.au
Sun 3rd Byron Bay Theatre Centre 02 6685 6807 www.byroncentre.com.au
Thu 7th Camelot Lounge Marrickville www.camelotlounge.com
Fri 8th Southern Cross Club Canberra 02 6283 7200 www.cscc.com.au
Sun 10th Lizottes Newcastle 02 4956 2066 www.lizottes.com.au
Wed 13th Riverlink Westside Shepparton 03 5832 9511 www.riverlinksvenues.com.au
Thu 14th The Wedge PAC Sale 03 5143 3200 www.ebbwec.com.au
Fri 15th Thornbury Theatre 1300 762 545 www.thethornburytheatre.com
Sat 16th Lighthouse Theatre Warnnambool 03 5559 4999 www.lighthousetheatre.com.au
Interviews available via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 527 365