MICK DALEY with special guest RAYCHEL STONE
Date Saturday 25th June
Best known as frontman and songwriter for country rock and roll giants The Re-mains, and after twenty years on the road through Australia, Canada and Europe, Mick Daley has taken a turn for the verse as a solo troubadour.
In November 2015 he released a solo album, Tiny Violins. By turns tender and savage, its seven songs tilt with politics and swarm with humanity.
Recorded with Melbourne singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Walker (Liz Stringer, Broderick Smith, Jimmy Dowling,) they feature Matt’s devastatingly distinctive stringed instruments and pump organ. The unmistakable allure of Melbourne’s Suzannah Espie is all over the seven tracks, after her brief visit to the studio yielded a feast of smouldering vocals.
Tiny Violins comes hard on the heels of Mick’s 2014 album, Courage and Shuffle the Cards, recorded with his band The Corporate Raiders at Sydney’s Megaphon studios.
With these ballads and dirges he delivers a rich history as a genuine Australian folksinger. Coming on top of the eight albums of original material released by The Re-Mains and played on national radio and television and in Europe and Canada, this represents a significant body of work. Jeff Glorfeld of The Melbourne Age called The Re-mains “arguably Australia’s best country rock band” and as that band’s songwriter Mick has a broad back catalogue to draw from on this tour.
After roaming the globe, salty guitar in tow, Raychel Stone brings her melodies back to Australia's East Coast. Her wild-hearted acoustic folk, touched with country burs, imparts her hard won wisdoms through song. Raychel's second EP 'Quiet Spaces' was released in 2012 to international acclaim, with lyrical depth and a raw honesty that evoke an exquisite stillness between its rhythm and breath.