Saturday 30 November
It is such a privilege to have the great Don Walker to join us at the Flying Saucer Club for the very first time to launch his 3rd solo album. With special guest: CRYSTAL THOMAS & BEN BUNTING DUO
With the release his 3rd solo album Hully Gully through MGM on August 16th, Don and his band The Suave Fucks will take this new installment of dark stories, hope and humour on the road along the East Coast this November. They’ll be showcasing the new album and of course performing old favourites, in a warm and friendly way.
Walker has few peers in illuminating the darker underbelly of the Australian psyche, whether he’s performing with Cold Chisel, Tex, Don and Charlie or solo. Angry women, luck-chasers, wannabe’s, and anyone who just wants to throw the afternoon away on a game of pool – none are excluded and none are described with greater authenticity.
Mixed by Joe Henry in Pasadena, Hully Gully was written by Don and recorded over several years and studio sessions with his band The Suave Fucks featuring Glen Hannah, Roy Payne, Garrett Costigan, Michael Vidale and Hamish Stuart. The first single from Hully Gully is the dream song Young Girls that drifts and drives a pair of new lovers towards a paradise they know lies somewhere North.
“…..Walker’s vocals……are strong and clear. There is a sense of storytelling and narrative when he sings…. You get the feeling Walker enjoys a solo show far more than say, a Chisel gig. The smaller venues he and his band The Suave Fucks play are perfect for him. With sticky floors and peeling walls, it’s not unlike a setting from one of his songs.” Tone Deaf Live Review, July 2012
“In my mind there is a parallel universe for all occasions and all possibilities. It’s where landscape artists are king for the way they illustrate the setting sun. It’s a land too, where songwriters that tell the story of their homeland command the respect and admiration they surely deserve. One such member of that group is Don Walker….All very accomplished musicians, the band was tight and played with vigour. Generous, but non pretentious, guitar solos and a flawless rhythm section really brought Walker’s evocative stories to life. The sounds of the band beautifully reflect the landscape they are born of. I would implore you that if Don Walker should stop by your town, get out and see him. You won’t be disappointed and will at the same time be celebrating a sacred and unique part of this great land.” Three Steps to Midnight (Perth) live Review Jan 2011
- Ticket Pricing
- event_seatAllocated Seating $38+bf
- Standing Room $30+bf
- At the Door $32