Tonight 7pm for the one set upstairs at Veludo Bar & Restaurant. St Kilda. Haven't played here for a good while.. if you're in the area come down!
Also playing is Brooke Taylor and The Mere Poets.
The track that inspired this tour name.
Summer Tour Announced; Get on board, check out the FB event link for more info!
little write-up in support of tonight's band gig at the Elsternwick Hotel -
singer/songwriter Michael Gambino Music will be kicking things off with an early acoustic set from 7:30pm.
The Band and I will be on just after 8pm.
looking forward to this one!
sweatin' it out here in town at Bourke st mall today, finally have got a bit of shade.. thanks to all who have said g'day!
Bourke St Mall the past couple days has been great with perfect weather and goodvibes all round, thanks to all who picked up a cd!! Back there Monday and Wednesday next week.
If you are yet to throw me a vote in Queenscliff's fav busker comp, please go to http://www.qmf.net.au/busking
Voting closes tomorrow.
Will be announcing some exciting tour info next week. Stay Tuned!
Much like that age-old argument as to whether a leader is born or made – with no question, musicians are born musicians. Living and breathing it from day one, everything they do relates to their sound. They have no operable choice but to pursue their music.
This is evidently so for Matt Katsis and his band, The India Black. Seasoned professionals – their experience on the stage, songwriting and producing – infectious as it is demanding.
A relentless work/show-ethic has seen Matt Katsis take on the Australian market with the ease and quality that parallel’s his music. Unafraid to mix genres and musical stylings, their Blues/Roots/Progressive Rock/Reggae crossover has seen the Melbourne based trio grace numerous Australian stages, festival line-ups and iconic venues. Sharing platforms with formidable acts such as Blue King Brown, Ash Grunwald, The Beautiful Girls, Diesel, Jeff Lang, Mark Seymour, Lloyd Spiegel, Phil Emmanuel, Tim Rogers and the late great Dutch Tilders – at Queensland’s Blues on Broadbeach, Victoria’s Blueprint Festival and many more.
Mid 2012 had seen Katsis join Blues troubadour Shaun Kirk on the East Coast leg of his National tour. With that came a run of New South Wales gigs in Byron Bay, Sydney, Maitland and Wollongong. An 80-show-plus-rate in 2012 alone cementing Katsis’ influence and commitment. Now well into 2013, Katsis isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, with a debut solo album ‘Bare Bones’ recently released alongside an eight-leg Victorian Launch Tour throughout May/June.
The album; recorded live at Bakehouse Studios, Fitzroy captures Katsis’ integrity throughout a collection of songs penned over the past few years - a reflection of all the authentic and raw elements taken from a ‘live’ gig. Each track either being recorded one-time-only in the studio or via stage.“With all the solo gigs and busking I had been doing over the Summer, I wanted to capture that on record. So what you hear live is what you get on record.” Katsis.
Their debut EP, ‘Rise’ borrowed from a rich musical history, embraced the future and promotes the present. A testament to MK&TIB’s growth was the 2012 EP Release, ‘Recoil’ – the bands maturity and instrumental development apparent in every track, chorus and line. Evidently so through song introductions and part two’s; a forte in any band description.Recoil takes you on a journey of unrelenting heights. A pleasant disposition with a dark undertone. The lyrics sink deep inside the minds-eye and bring to the surface feelings of the heart and ultimately stepping forward.
With plans to hit New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania in coming months, stay tuned and see you on the road!
- Matt Katsis & The India Black -
Matt Katsis – Vocals & Guitar (featured middle)
Lenny Boyd – Bass (featured right)
Jeff Crocker – Drums (featured left)
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