Fraser A. Gorman might be a familiar name to Surf Coast locals. He grew up in Torquay and played in a high school garage rock band at many local venues and around the country. After touring the world three-times over with his critically-acclaimed 2015 debut album he took some time out from music – but now he’s back armed with a brand-new album and off on a national tour that includes this special ‘homecoming’ gig. Fraser’s songwriting builds around his ability to convey his life, hopes and fears openly with sun-drenched tones and lyrical wit. His new album has a warm and timeless feel – think laid-back Americana with a driving pop sensibility.
Supporting him on the night is another incredibly talented local, Bec Goring. This electrifying guitarist and singer plays music that blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz.
We’re planning a very classy night out in Anglesea with award-winning vocalist Emma Pask. Described by James Morrison as ‘the greatest gift to Australian jazz vocals in the last decade’, Emma has performed for adoring audiences including the late Princess Diana and Princess Mary of Denmark. She even sang at Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s wedding and Latin superstar Ricky Martin is a huge fan. She is sure to delight audiences as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and some raucous blues.
Supporting her on the night will be local jazz outfit The Stills performing music to get you in the mood!
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We’re back! And this time we have two hot shows to warm the soul. If you’re a jazz fan then An Evening with Emma Pask is just what the doctor ordered. If laid-back Americana is more your thing then treat yourself to An Evening with Fraser A. Gorman.
2018 is already racing away and before you know it, March will be here and with it the first of our Sound Doctor gigs for the year. Whether you’re a fan of powerhouse rock poetry or folk pop bliss, we’ve got two very different shows for your listening pleasure. But the big question is – have you got your tickets?
If the answer is no and you were hoping to catch Jen Cloher then you’re out of luck as all the tickets to her gig on Friday 23 March have been snapped up. If you were wanting to see Ainslie Wills, then there’s still time. Her show on Saturday 24 March still has tickets available – but not for long!
With her beautifully crafted and honestly told stories, Ainslie Wills has gathered an army of lifelong converts at home and internationally. If you’re not one of the many you certainly will be after this stunning performer (with her key collaborator Lawrence Folvig) steals your heart. We’ll let her amazing voice do the talking.
We are super excited to announce that joining the line-up for An Evening with Ainslie Wills is singer-songwriter, folk raconteur Jordie Lane. When Jordie performs live his incredible voice and rhythmic guitar playing seem like they come from another place and another time, add to that his charming onstage presence and we’re in for a great show.
Melodic architect and soulful crooner Ainslie Wills headlines our second March gig with her stunning songs and genre bending mature pop bliss. Past Sound Doctor audiences will know just how amazing a beautiful voice can sound in the Hall – and this will be one of those experiences! Ainslie has played Falls Festival, WOMADelaide and Queenscliff Music Festival to name a few, and now she’s bringing her unfalteringly strong vocals and quietly profound lyricism matched with complex, thought-provoking melodies to our neck of the woods.
“She takes the listener through PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, St Vincent and Radiohead motifs then importantly emerges as a singular sound for a singular artist, heavy with verisimilitude.”Herald Sun
Jen Cloher announced an Australian tour this week – and we’re excited to say that Anglesea will be one of the stops. The tour celebrates the end of a landmark 12-months for Jen, releasing her self-titled album to unprecedented acclaim and unleashing her live show to rapturous audiences all over the world. This was the year where she confirmed once and for all she’s one of this country’s most important musicians and now you can see her for yourself when she and her band bring their lo-fi indie rock magic to town. Crowned Double J’s Australian Artist Of The Year, Jen’s 4th album has left critics and fans alike reaching into their grab-bags for new superlatives. She’s even been described as a modern day Patti Smith. Don’t miss this show.
After an awesome start to our Sound Doctor project, we are back in 2018 – bigger and better than ever!
Anglesea has such an appetite for great music that we’re starting the season off with a weekend of two great Aussie artists. On Friday 23 March Double J Artist of the Year Jen Cloher and her band will rock the Memorial Hall stage. On Saturday 24 March the divine vocals of Ainslie Wills (ably supported by members of her band) will be the headliner. Pick the artist that best suits you – or broaden you musical horizons and see both!
We’ll be announcing some great support acts in the New Year too.