Two fantastic artists from across the globe have come together to tour NSW and Victoria in January and February 2014.
Shane Nicholson and Gregory Page first met in 2013 at Tamworth Country Music Festival. After mutual admiration of each others work the two have developed a great friendship over the year and as a result will be taking the stage together and performing the music they have both become known for.
Thursday 30th January 2014: The Clarendon Guesthouse – Katoomba (NSW)
Tickets: Ph (02) 4782 1322 or http://www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au
Friday 31st January 2014: Lizotte’s – Central Coast (NSW)
Ph: (02) 4368 2017 – Tickets: http://www.lizottes.com.au
Saturday 1st February 2014: Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW)
Ph: (02) 9544 3844 or http://www.brassmonkey.com.au
Wednesday 5th February 2014: The Basement – Sydney (NSW)
Ph: (02) 9251 2797 or http://www.thebasement.com.au
Thursday 6th February 2014: – Newcastle (NSW)
Ph: (02) 02) 4956 2066 – Tickets: http://www.lizottes.com.au
Friday 7th February 2014: Lizotte’s – Dee Why (NSW)
Ph: (02) 9984 9933 – Tickets: http://www.lizottes.com.au
Saturday 8th February 2014: Caravan Club – Melbourne (VIC)
Ph: (03) 9568 1432 or http://www.caravanmusic.com.au
A bit more about the guys
Shane’s career began with rock band Pretty Violet Stain in the late ‘90’s. After two EP’s and the album
Parachutes & Gravity, Shane began a solo project with 2003’s It’s A Movie, later voted by USA Today as one of the Top 10 Pop Albums of 2004. This was followed in 2006 by Faith And Science. Both albums resulted in extensive touring in both Australia and the USA.
In 2008, Shane and Kasey Chambers released their first collaborative album, Rattlin’ Bones. It debuted at #1, achieved platinum sales, was awarded Best Country Album at the ARIA Awards, an APRA Award for Country Work of the Year, and scored five CMAA Awards, plus two USA Americana nominations for Duo/Group of the Year and Song of the Year.
Shane then released the ARIA-nominated Familiar Ghosts, debuting at #6, before moving into production work, making albums for Catherine Britt, Beccy Cole, Angie Hart, Alex Lloyd and many more. Shane’s 4th solo album Bad Machines debuted at #3 on the ARIA Country Charts, scored 6 Golden Guitar nominations (winning Song of the Year), a Best Country Album ARIA nomination, and the APRA Country Work of the Year award. Shane and Kasey’s second collaborative effort, Wreck & Ruin, debuted at #6 in October 2012, scored 5 CMAA nominations (winning Best Group/Duo) and took them to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. In December 2013, it won the ARIA Award for Best Country Album. 2014 will see Shane continuing work on a new forthcoming solo project, producing albums, and being a dad.
Songwriter, crooner and modern day minstrel, Gregory Page weaves a magical dreamworld with his extraordinary tales of love and optimistic melancholy – teetering between tradition and progress, history and fantasy. Raised in the USA, Gregory Page was born in North London to Armenian and Irish parents who met while on tour with their bands en route to the Middle East. His mother was a swingin’ jazz singer, and Gregory spent his youth listening to 78s, dreaming of the day he would grow up to become a black American Blues singer like his hero Billie Holiday.
Under the cover of darkness, Gregory escaped to America in September 1976, where he took a series of odd jobs including cab driver and cook, while beginning to tirelessly write and record his own brand of music. A major turning point in Gregory’s musical career came after a friend played him the songs of the original crooner, Al Bowlly.
Currently living in San Diego, he has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Jason Mraz, Judy Collins and Leon Russell, filled 2,000 seat venues in The Netherlands, recorded 20 albums, and has charmed audiences across Australia, his vintage vocals and dusty blues rhymes conjure the dream of simpler times.
“The tightrope my music teeters upon is the struggle between tradition and progress, history and fantasy. I am the songbird & the worm.”
~ G. Page
“Gregory is a great American songwriter whose work I love.” ~Judy Collins
“Page has really gone and done it. This time he strikes up a band like a jazz cigarette with his terrific new album
‘Shine Shine Shine’.” ~ Jason Mraz
“I love the smell of vinyl in the morning.” ~ Gregory Page