The May tour was the last outing for Australian Songbook, for now anyway, with the new SING! album and show kicking of June 11th. The tour took in South Australian, Victorian and New South Wales dates so a lot of driving and some great concerts along the way. They were all fantastic but some of the stand outs for me were the very elegant Keyenton Town Hall, the spectacular Glasshouse Theatre in Pt Macquarie and especially the last show at Hamilton which was a just so enthusiastic received, with the audience breaking into applause during the intros of some songs.. I want to thank all the audiences, management of all the theatres, sound and light crews and front of house staff for making every thing run so smoothly on what was a great tour!
Here is review of the Keyenton Show from Justin Charleson /Macedon Ranges Shire Council
“Loved working with the beggars, from the start of sound check till we closed the doors they filled our theatre with melodies and stories of the Australian spirit that has transcended hardship and embraced its own rugged identity. Beautiful harmonies soaring across a show case of folk instruments and virtuosity of musicianship. Referencing an Australian song writing tradition that has oft been over looked and over shadowed by mainstream music media. The stories within the Australian Songbook are relevant to the young and old, the urban and rural, the music lover and those that thirst for a yarn or love to reminisce.”
first show of the tour – Barossa Valley Arts & Convention Center
Glasshouse Theatre in Pt Macquarie – soundcheck
One I took on-stage.
Renee, Trev and Stu Jamming in the Hotel in Dalesford.
Beggars Sing The Seekers GoolwaAugust 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pmCentenary Hall, 12 Cadell St, Goolwa SA 5214, Australia
Beggz Mostly Music @ MalvernOctober 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmMalvern Uniting Church, 44 Marlborough St, Malvern SA 5061, Australia
Townsville Australian SongbookOctober 9, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmTownsville Civic Theatre, 41 Boundary St, South Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
Australian SongbookOctober 31, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmcapital theatre bendigo
MackayNovember 29, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmMackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC), Alfred St, Mackay QLD 4740, Australia
CapellaNovember 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmCapella Cultural Centre, 89 Peak Downs St, Capella QLD 4723, AustraliaHi Quinton, I was hoping for a little lower, but let’s lock it in. Cheers, Les Les Alberts Venue Manager, Capella Cultural Centre 0419 708 768 firstname.lastname@example.org
RockhamptonDecember 2, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmPilbeam Theatre, Victoria Parade & Cambridge Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700, Australia
GladstonDecember 3, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmGladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, 58 Goondoon St, Gladstone Central QLD 4680, Australia
CaloundraDecember 4, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmThe Event Center Caloundra
MaryboroughDecember 5, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmBrolga Theatre and Convention Centre, 5 Walker St, Maryborough QLD 4650, Australia
Shedley TheatreDecember 9, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmShedley Theatre, Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Blvd, Elizabeth SA 5112, Australia
Marion CCDecember 10, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmMarion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park SA 5046, Australia
The Arts Centre Port NoarlungaDecember 11, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmThe Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga SA 5167, Australia
Golden Grove Arts CentreDecember 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pmGolden Grove Recreation Centre, The Golden Way, Golden Grove SA 5125, Australia
The Parks Community CentreDecember 13, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Prospect Town HallDecember 18, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmProspect Town Hall, 126 Prospect Rd, Prospect SA 5082, Australia
Murray Bridge Town HallDecember 19, 2019 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pmMurray Bridge Town Hall Theatre, 17 Bridge St, Murray Bridge SA 5253, Australia