Come and see us warm up for the launch of my self titled new album which is out on Chapter Music August 22. We’ll be at The Yarra Hotel on the last 4 Wednesdays in July. It’s FREE
I have a new band made up of some of my favourite musicians. Evelyn Morris, the genius behind Pikelet. Raquel Solier, drum warrior princess that has played with Jens Lekman, Geoff O’Connor, and of course has her own project as Fatti Frances. Biddy Connor, my musical soulmate and hero otherwise known as Sailor Days.
July the 9th with Lucy Roleff
the 16th with Ela Stiles
the 23rd with Susanna Scurry
and the 30th with Emma Russack.
The performers I asked to support us are exceptional and I am surprised they all said yes. What an honour.
Dinner at Yarra Hotel Abbotsford is delicious. Support on at 8:00, us on at 9:00. COME!!!!!!!
The first single off my new album is now available. It’s called First Love Song.
Over January I went to Bristol in the UK. I recorded and mixed an album with John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Giant Sand etc) and Ali Chant. It’s sounding great and I can’t wait to share it with you in winter this year. Have a look at www.instagram.com/laurajeanmusic for photos. Here is one of JP on the drums.
This incredible concert will be my last performance of the year.
The Letter String Quartet in concert with:
Jida Gulpilil, Laura Jean and Passi Jo
This performance includes a premier live performance of PASSING, a video artwork by Megan Evans with score by composer Biddy Connor. Plus an Australian premiere of COLORADO STUDY for viola duo by composer Erik DeLuca (USA).
Opening the concert: The Orbweavers Duo
Date: Saturday November 9th 2013 7pm
Venue: Richmond Theatrette, level 1, 415 Church Street, Richmond.
More information: www.theletterstringquartet.com
I am touring the east coast with legendary songwriter and performer Adalita in October to support the release of her new album ‘All Day Venus’. Please visit her website http://www.adalita.com/ for the dates.
Doors are at 8:00pm for an 8:30pm start.
Longplay’s address is 318 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Seats are limited in the cinema so arrive early to get a seat. Longplay is a good place to have dinner.
Barnaby Smith at ABC arts interviewed myself, Gareth Liddiard, Dan Kelly and Kram for his blog about the art of performing. Have a look here: http://www.abc.net.au/arts/blog/studio-shots/art-live-performance-barnaby-smith-121101/default.htm
I get a bit new age when I talk about performing. Fortunately Barnaby was kind enough to edit most of it out but the phrase ‘in the moment’ does appear at least once.
This article surrounds an exhibition I was a part of called ‘Live – an intimate study of the art of performing’. Some amazing artists were involved. Here is a picture of director Jasmin Tarasin showing Rufus Wainwright how to browse the internet.
My label is turning 20. We are having a big show on November 17th at North Melbourne Town Hall. Twerps, Pikelet, Crayon Fields, Beaches and many more sweet acts are playing. I am doing a set of new songs. Here is a link to buy tickys.
Thanks for being amazing Guy and Ben, love youse.
I recently sang back ups for PK on a couple of songs on his new album, Spring and Fall. Here’s a link to a video of him chatting about it and playing a song.
I finally have a website. Kewl! Thanks to my mate Prue for setting it up.