|Wed 02 Nov, 2005||Corner Hotel, Melbourne|
|Fri 04 Nov, 2005||Gaelic Club, Sydney|
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Headlining shows in Melbourne & Sydney this November
The Frontier Touring Company are thrilled to announce acclaimed US singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s upcoming shows in Melbourne and Sydney at the beginning of November.
Performing songs from his 2004 debut album Trouble, Ray’s distinctive raspy voice (often likened to that of Van Morrison and Tim Buckley) promises to entrance Australian audiences. During his recent US tour, he sold out shows coast to coast, his performances earning him a loyal following; a popularity not born out of radio or television hype but out of his ability to connect with his audience.
"There’s a certain enjoyment in writing a song, just being by yourself in writing. It’s a whole other thing when you’re performing its like church; it’s a religious thing. It’s like church, it’s sharing, and communicating; that can be a really beautiful thing."
Ray’s music has a timeless quality.
He cites his influences as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Ray Charles and Otis Redding. His style could be described as ‘folk’ music, however it may be more aptly described as storytelling with an acoustic guitar.
"Music is something that I want to do, that I have to do. I have to do it, it’s the way that I express myself."
Critics are full of praise for Ray:
“There is something about him that has the potential to make him a bigger name than anybody else in the game right now.” Lumino Magazine
“Imagine, if you will, David Gray were he raised in the wilderness by grizzly bears.” Herald Sun.
“Every word finds its way out of somewhere way down deep. Every story is lived, experienced and real, almost frighteningly real at points.” – Left Lion
The November dates follow three previously announced shows with Missy Higgins on 28th, 29th and 30th October. Missy is reportedly a big fan of Ray's work and performed one of his songs each night on her last tour.
Supporting Ray’s solo shows will be special guests The Hampdens – an exciting young act from Perth.
Make sure you don’t miss out! Tickets on sale from Thursday September 01