As I announced on facebook last year, I am currently on a break from gigging as I have now had the baby… and he is fantastic. I never knew motherhood would be so cool. Lincoln and I are over the moon and loving every day of parenthood.
I have only locked in one gig for 2017 so far and it will be in Spring. (I can not announce it yet – but it is a cool one). I may organise a few more, bub dependant, but would really like to slow down and enjoy this time. But soon enough, he will be coming along to the gigs with us.
Introducing Noah. Thanks for all the emails asking when I will be back on stage playing next. It is very touching!
In the meantime, check out Jordie Lane’s new tunes… Noah is loving “Time Just Flew” off his new album.
We had a fantastic time performing at the Beyond Festival. In spite of the crazy rain and muddy puddles (which were great fun), we embraced the dirt and had a fantastic set of gigs.
One of the highlights for me was playing in the Big Top between Megan Washington and Montagne. The crowd was fantastic and it was such a snug vibe in spite of the large size of the tent. It may have been due to all the warm clothes, the sound of the rain and the way we all huddled together for warmth.
I wrote a new verse for “I am Australian” which was a little political and learned “O Canada” by Missy Higgins to add to the social justice messages of the festival.
I think it is time I brought it all out in the open. I have been asked to do some end of year gigs, and asked when my next gig will be – but the truth is, there are no more official gigs for 2015! It is all for a good reason though.
Lincoln and I are off on a four month adventure around North Western Australia. It is not a music tour or work event. It is a belated “honeymoon of our dreams”. I will be taking my guitar with me but more for writing and pop up gigs. We will be road tripping from Sydney, to Broome and back via Perth. And we look forward to telling you all about it!
Thank you for the support everyone. I will endeavour to upload some photos of the amazing coast and outback – but you know how bad I am with posting online.
Well, it is about time I posted about the most amazing day of my life in May. I got to marry my drummer, BV and best friend!
It was perhaps the coldest day of the year and somehow managed to span 12 hours. The rain held off for us to have a wedding in the bushland of Ingleside and the scout camp was a perfect location for the crazy afternoon.
I will not say much about it apart from a big plug for doing something a little different for your big day. We had such amazing friends and family around us who each put their skills and creative flare to use to make the event VERY unique. And we had the amazing suprise of my favourite Aussie Artist Jordie Lane coming to play and surprise me with his stunning song, “I could Die Looking at You“. I have attached the video of the very funny best man speech from Lincoln’s siblings, and a few photos for those who have been sending me such lovely emails wishing us the best.
We have taken a long rest from gigging – enjoying married life – but we are getting back into it now.
Check out our gig listing and come along to say hi. The wedding inspired a new song :).
I would like to take this opportunity to simply write up a happy post full of thank you’s and letting you in on what has been happening this month. November is always a wonderful month simply because it is my birthday month AND also Lincloln’s. Who can complain about birthdays? But this November has been particularly wonderful.
First thing to do though is to send my condolensces, prayers and sincerest care to those who have suffered at the hand of “nature on steroids” this month. From the NSW bushfires to the still raw typhoon in the Phillipines. It feels surreal to hear of this horrible destruction while I simply complaining about unpredictable weather drowning my new seedlings in Eastern Sydney. But it has been encouraging to see such a large number of people contributing to charities and volunteering their time to assist. Go you good things!
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This month kicked off with the opportunity to play with three of Australia’s most established and capable female singer/songwriters in Bulli. Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher (9th November). It was an amazing concert and to play for such a wonderful crowd was the opportunity of a life time.
Then on Monday (18th November) we celebrated Lincoln’s birthday by supporting one of my favourite Australian artists Jordie Lane in Brookvale. Not only was the Music Lounge a stunning and friendly venue, there was a large and beautfully appreciative audience and I got my ego pampered by one of my Aussie music icons. We even got introduced to the wonderful ramblings of Old Man Luedecke and his uniquely dry and humorous story telling.
And then on Saturday (23rd November) I got to get the band together and play at our local Fairlight Folk to a big, friendly and supportive audience. We took the opportunity introduced 2 new… very new… songs to the crowd and received a highly encouraging response as well as a record number of CD sales.
Add to this, the gig on Wednesday night. We will be headlining at Sydney’s Brighton Up Bar with wonderful supports Hamish Anderson (Melbourne) and Oscar Lushe (Sydney). It looks like it will be a great night for all the Uni students who have just started their long summer holidays. And I can not wait to introduce our city friends to our new material. On top of this, it is FREE entry and so all our frequent flyers can put their wallets away and enjoy a free night of entertainment.
So THANK YOU for all the support. Thank you for continuing to promote “Black Dog”. And thank you to all those who have subscribed to the mailing list and liked our music page. You have given us a boost in motivation and anticipation for the year to come.
Keep your eyes peeled for announcements of our regional Summer tour in January…
Not only have I have a wonderful few months but the rest of the year is shaping up to be beautiful.
I have some very exciting news to announce. I have the opportunity of supporting two wonderful Australian musicians over the October and November.
The first was Paul Greene. I supported for Paul Greene at his show in Tea Gardens NSW on Sunday.
It was lovely to hear his music and stunning voice – not to mention meet him because he is a legend.
The second bit of excellent news is that I will be supporting Jordie Lane at one of his intimate Sydney shows (Monday 18th November). I highly recommend this gentleman’s music and would have attended even if I were not supporting. The venue is The Music Lounge and more details and tickets can be found on the event page.
Finally, I would like to say a big thank you. Thank you for all those who helped me Sell Out the Single Launch for Summer Day in June. For all those who purchased the single and requested it at FBI radio.
Thank you for those who helped Sell Out the EP Launch in August and purchased Black Dog.
And thank you for those who came to watch me and cheer me on at the Black Stump Music Festival.
I am overwhelmed with the support you have all given me over the past few months.
Thank you to everyone who took part in my co-Headline tour with Christopher Coleman. Lincoln and I had a wonderful time touring with Chris and he is an absolute legend. I recommend you get to one of his shows next time he is in Sydney.
Without you and your support I do not know where I would be. You are helping to keep upcoming and unknown artists going. It is not about the money for us but the chance to perform to people and share our music. So thank you for listening, liking, financially supporting and spreading the word about the artists you enjoy.
All the best and I hope to see you soon. If you do not live in Sydney, my manager is currently planning a tour for Summer along the coast and through some cities. If you want to see us or have us play in your area, reply to this email and let me know.
Well, what a sweet time we had in Melbourne. We were fortunate enough to get the whole of Friday to check out the cities secrets. Thank you to all who made their way to the Wesley Anne. I had such a great time playing for you and of course listening to the wonderful work of Christopher Coleman and opening act, Marlon Williams. I am looking forward to hearing Christopher play for the next three gigs of the tour… Awesome.
We had a little hiccup this morning, turning up at the wrong Melbourne airport for our Jetstar flight… Screw you Avalon airport! Poor Darcy had to drive us the extra 45 mins to Avalon (legend) only to find they would not let us board! 20 metres from the plane – but unable to get Basil (guitar) and the rock box on board. I had a little inner tanty at the gate.
But guess what!!! Now I get an awesome Victorian road trip with “My Only” in a sweet rental car! A little financially buggered – but what’s a music tour without a little drama?
So my Canberra friends, I look forward to seeing you tonight :). We are playing at the Front Gallery and I can highly highly highly highly recommend our co headliner. Please make the effort to come out. It is my first show in Canberra since 2009!
Enjoy the attached pics, and over tired/cabin fever Toto
The Rambling Tour – Christopher Coleman & Zoe Elliot coheadlining
Embarking on ‘The Rambling Tour’ this September with shows in Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle and Sydney are folk singer-songwriters Christopher Coleman and Zoe Elliot. Supporting them ontour are Marlon Williams, Ben Drysdale and Trent Williams.
Fantastic storytellers in their own rights, combining forces and creating these intimate musical evenings you can get your tickets now from the host venues.
Christopher Coleman & Zoe Elliot ‘The Rambling Man’ tour