Friday 15 November – Imperial Hotel Eumundi
Acoustic Blues master LLOYD SPIEGEL is heading to the Coast for a show in The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Sunday 1 December as part of a mammoth Australian tour in line with the release of his 10th album ‘Cut and Run’. He'll be joined on stage by drummer extraordinaire TIM BURNHAM, and they’ll be supported by the fabulous MINNIE MARKS.
About LLOYD SPIEGEL:
The Eumundi show is a chance to get people acquainted with the new tracks, and will be a gig not to miss for those who love incredible guitar playing, great songs and the odd tall tale!
As Lloyd celebrates his 30th year on tour, he can’t recall a time before playing guitar.
Picking up the instrument at the age of four, Lloyd played his first professional show at 10 and was touring the east coast of Australia at 12. By 16 he was on tour in the United States, cutting his teeth as a true travelling blues man.
Lloyd’s travels not only honed his craft, earned him a swag of awards and brought him to take counsel with the founding fathers of modern blues - but also taught him the most important part of being a blues musician: connecting with people.
Lloyd has toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, viewing himself as a social worker more than anything else - someone to help people forget about their worries for a few hours and put a smile on their face.
‘Cut and Run’ is the final part of an unexpected trilogy about personal redemption that Lloyd didn’t even realise he was writing until it was finished.
Where previous albums ‘Backroads’ and ‘This Time Tomorrow’ had Lloyd asking questions and begging forgiveness for the sins of his past, on ‘Cut and Run’ he has found the tenacity to face the next chapter of his life.
From the fiery boogie opener Any Second Now, through to the dark acoustic closing of Old Wounds, 'Cut and Run' takes the listener on a trip from honest acoustic ballads to searing blues rock and captures Spiegel at his best as a vocalist and guitarist while providing some of his best lyrical work to date. Lead single Track Her Down is a deep and soulful blues number about the fleeting yet precious nature of connections he makes with people on the road and the fragility of personal relationships for a travelling musician.
About MINNIE MARKS:
Minnie Marks is not just some blazingly electrified acoustic guitar playing freak of nature, but also a rare and triple threat: singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
This young troubadour has been eating up girl bands since 1994 playing what she calls dirty sweet riff rock around the globe. Minnie explodes on stage pushing the limits of her guitar, powerhouse vocals and performance, kicking butt and playing to packed out shows, leaving little doubt everybody is touting her as ‘the next big thing’.
2019 has proven to be a massive year for Marks as she dropped her first single The Peacock in January from her brand new album 'Trouble With The Troubadour'.
TICKETS: Pre-sale $25 at The Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811) or through Oztix (+ booking fee). $30 at the door (if not sold out prior).
N.B. This is a seated show. Doors open 7.30pm