KAREN LEE BROWN + KATE LUSH
“Glenn Cardier is a true Australian music legend.”
- Peter Noble, Bluesfest
“A revelation! Imagine an Australian version of Warren Zevon - smart,
clever, pithy lyrics and a dry, sardonic delivery.”
- Stuart Coupe, Rock Music Author
“Glenn Cardier is something of a cross between John Prine and John
Lee Hooker. With captivating presence, a commanding vocal style
and a gloriously perverse point of view, he comes dangerously close
to being certified as a national treasure.”
- Glenn A Baker, Rock Historian
Glenn Cardier’s re-emergence as a songwriter/performer of real distinction over the last decade or so has been nothing short of extraordinary. He’s retained the trademark flashes of dark humour in his songs of stark beauty and thumping Rockabilly/Blues. There’s a touch of Beefheart in his voice, a hint of Cohen in the lyrics, a pinch of Elvis here and there.
But underlying it all are the songs… happy and sad songs… sweet and crazy songs… Cardier songs.
As reviewer Keith Glass wrote in Rhythms Magazine: “Glenn Cardier is Australia’s finest contemporary singer-songwriter BAR NONE!”
His colleague Trevor Leeden in the same publication wrote: “There's no-one else on the Australian music scene quite like Glenn Cardier. From the finely chiselled storylines and the razor sharp observations to the off- kilter delivery of his cryptic vignettes, he is a genuine one-off, a maverick… and you wouldn't want it any other way.”
Glenn started off playing in surf bands in the early ‘60s… he sang Folk and Blues in coffee houses. He won a recording contract with Festival Records, played big concerts and festivals with major artists like Frank Zappa and Manfred Mann. He spent four years in the UK playing constantly and had cover versions of his songs recorded by Olivia Newton-John, Fairport Convention and Ol' 55 among others. And yet he counts Eastern Lounge among his favourite gigs.
Don’t miss Glenn Cardier & The Sideshow perform their last show (THE last show) at Eastern Lounge, Roseville.
Check out Glenn and the band online at: http://www.glenncardier.com/glenn-cardier-the-sideshow.htm
“Genevieve Chadwick is
Australia’s answer to Melissa Etheridge”
- Lloyd Bradford Syke, Reviewer, Syke on Stage
“With a huge personality, Genevieve Chadwick has an exciting
energy, which she channels into her music,
creating unforgettable entertainment.”
- Faster Louder Magazine
“She has the talent of John Butler, combined with the soul of
Janis Joplin - truly a force truly to be reckoned with.”
– LOTL Magazine
It was once said of Genevieve Chadwick that if Janis Joplin and John Lee Hooker had a baby together, musically, this girl would be the result of that union. Writing in The Groove, BASEQ, Editor, Cath Butler famously wrote: “She looks like an angel, roars like a lion and plays guitar like a demon. She has the power within her to bring an entire venue to a complete standstill.”
When I first saw Gen play and invited her to perform at the original Eastern Lounge back in 2010, I was stunned by her power to bring an entire venue to a complete standstill. Her own original brand of Blues and Roots – poignant songs full of rich melodies, sung with a voice that’s confoundingly gravel-like and smooth all at once – sets Gen apart from any other singer/songwriter I’ve seen.
Winner of the 2013 People’s Choice Award at the Telstra Road to Discovery Finals in Tamworth, signed to a record deal by The Hit Factory’s Grammy award-winning L.A. Producer, Mark Johnson (Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Rickie Lee Jones, Keb’ Mo’, etc.), Genevieve still has unfulfilled potential brimming within her.
She’s toured the country playing at major festivals including Bluesfest Byron Bay, Woodford Folk Festival, Thredbo Blues Festival, Echuca Winter Blues, the Nannup Music Festival, Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and Bendigo Blues & Roots… yet each year we welcome her back to Eastern Lounge where her popularity has ensured that she’s played more often than any other artist in our eight year history.
I can’t wait to see her again. Please don’t miss what will undoubtedly be another stellar performance from one of Australia’s somewhat hidden gems.
Read more about Genevieve Chadwick at: http://www.genevievechadwick.com/
KAREN LEE BROWN + KATE LUSH