CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR SUPPORTED BY JIMMY DOWLING
CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR
Crafting soulful folk songs that capture both the beautiful and dark elements of the human experience, Taylor’s music ranges from warm, mesmerising ballads to epic anthems.
With vivid storytelling, colossal vocals and a powerfully captivating stage presence, her live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary.
After winning the Byron Bluesfest Busking Competition, Taylor relocated to Byron Bay to record her debut album, Elemental. Released in 2016, Elemental received widespread critical acclaim with The Sydney Morning Herald describing it as “strong and assured”, FATEA Magazine calling it “exceptional” and the ABC’s Rick Eaves hailing her as “a national treasure”. Taylor’s poignant debut album has garnered her significant radio airplay on Triple J, Double J and ABC radio as well as international radio airplay on programs such as The International Americana Music Show, The Troubadour Show and Radio Nova. “Taylor’s voice is the stuff of musical legend” – Canberra City News
Jimmy Dowling’s new album is the perfect example of true “soulcraft.” It will not make the ARIA charts yet it is far superior to almost everything that appears there. Dowling will not fill stadiums but if you catch him in a little pub somewhere he could make you cry. Listening to Common Lot is like stumbling across a lovingly built artefact in some out of the way store — something that you can cherish but which others might never have the joy of witnessing.
Dowling has worked around the world and now lives in northern New South Wales. He has the voice of someone who has lived life not read about in newspapers or seen it in a television documentary: it is “worldly,” not world weary, and he sings about the sorts of things that affect us all— love, success, aging, drinking, the landscape. He also writes with the keen eye of a poet: the images stay with you long after a song has finished. He is a storyteller par excellence and you get the feeling that he might have a fine novel in him if he ever has the patience. Even a song such as the slightly swaggering and staggering ‘Vodka’s Calling My Name’, with lyrics so minimal they do not even appear in the enclosed lyric booklet, is still stunning (and sounds as if it was written for Tom Waits). (Rhythems Magazine)
When | Wednesday 8th September
Where | DUST TEMPLE 54 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Waters QLD 4223
Time | Doors 6pm with show at 7.30pm
Cost | $25 + BF
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