JEFF MARTIN (of The Tea Party)
Limited Second Release TICKETS now available: $50 (+ booking fee) through Oztix - CLICK HERE or at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811). 18+ event.
JEFF MARTIN, lead singer and guitarist of the iconic Canadian band The Tea Party, is heading to Eumundi for a solo gig on Friday 7 May as part of his Set in Stone Tour (rescheduled date - was initially September 2020).
Promising to be a whole new live experience, the tour will feature songs from Jeff’s upcoming solo release, including single Set in Stone, as well as crowd favourites for good measure.
Set in Stone is a “deep, dark and dirty” blues jam that borders on a “religious experience” featuring some extraordinary musicians, including drummer/percussionist Terepai Richmond (D.I.G, John Butler Trio), vocalist Lisa Hunt, and Jamie Ashforth on harmonica, and of course, Martin’s powerful vocals and multi-instrument prowess.
“When I first picked up the guitar at seven years old, even at that young age, I was drawn to the blues. My father always had blues music playing in the house, artists such as Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Howling Wolf, just to name a few," says Jeff.
"When I started writing Set In Stone last year I found myself revisiting some of my earliest blues influences. The song just opened up Pandora’s box, as if I’d written this song years ago, and suddenly I could hear every detail of every instrument and every melody. There’s no denying, of course, my great love and resounding influence of Led Zeppelin will always find its way in to songs like this.
"The story behind the lyrics of Set In Stone is about the eternal battle between the light and dark side of our psyche. It’s that battle that continues to fuel my poetic fire. To understand and respect both sides, for me, makes me feel complete as an artist," he says.
"To be able to tour and play my new music is going to be a powerful experience that I look forward to sharing with the audience. We will all go on this journey together,” says Jeff.
Set in Stone is available as free download now via www.jeffmartinofficial.com
Jeff Martin's reputation as a world renowned live performer is well known and he has been labeled everything from “child prodigy”, “virtuoso guitarist”, and a “singer with perfect pitch”.
Jeff formed The Tea Party with his lifelong friends, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows in 1990 after many years of playing in bands together throughout their childhood.
With a career spanning over 20 years, 8 major-label releases and 4 million record sales later, The Tea Party successfully gained the attention of fans worldwide, as well as touring countless times throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.
In addition to his incredible career with The Tea Party, Jeff has carved out a distinctive and successful career for himself as a solo artist, various other side projects and as an acclaimed and highly sought after producer. His life has vastly been an exquisite journey immersing himself in many cultures, and learning to play the traditional instruments from those cultures from the masters of the craft - in particular the Middle East, and sub continents of India. His home and studio are filled with ancient instruments he’s collected on his travels - all of which he plays fluently.
A Jeff Martin show is one that moves the audience to realms like no other and many have likened his acoustic shows to ‘a religious experience’ that stays with them forever. This will be a powerful musical journey not to be missed.
Doors open 7.30pm
Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus
The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm, travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Aaron on 0478 814 169 on the day to book.
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