Date: Sunday 8 February 2015
Venue: The Danish Club, 36 Austin St, Newstead, QLD 4006
Ticket price : $20
Ticket purchase link: Door sales
Other Roads – one of the UK’s top contemporary folk trios performed a fantastic concert in Sydney, brought the house down at the Auckland folk festival and have wowed audiences throughout their NZ tours. Now they are appearing one last time at the Danish Club Newstead en route back to the UK. Easy listening, beautiful ballads which occasionally erupt into sizzling Celtic fiddle music – a winning formula!
Auckland Scottish Fiddle Club
PROMO – OTHER ROADS, 8 FEBRUARY, DANISH CLUB NEWSTEAD
One of the UK’s finest contemporary folk trios will be performing in Brisbane on Sunday 8 February at 7.30pm at the Danish Club Newstead.
Other Roads appeared in New Zealand very briefly last year, and stunned every audience with their songs and humour. Their performance at Auckland Folk Festival’s invitational concert brought demands from the entire campsite that they should return as headline guests. As the word spread, concerts throughout the North Island completely sold out.
Gregor Borland, Pete Abbott and Dave Walmisley draw upon their diverse backgrounds in Scotland, England and Africa to create an exciting and original sound. These talented multi-instrumentalists incorporate fiddle, bouzouki, guitars, mandolin and even harmonica with some extremely fine harmony singing. They perform an eclectic mix of older and original compositions, ranging from soft ballads to foot-stomping Celtic fiddle tunes and choruses. Their expert musicianship and infectious enthusiasm, laced with humour, are guaranteed to entertain.
The band was formed and grew out of the former John Wright Band, following John’s sudden death in 2008. They have since developed their own unique identity, combining many new self-penned and carefully chosen songs from other writers, from the most touching ballads to foot-stomping fiddle sets, and wonderful 3-part harmony singing. The concerts always have an emphasis on ‘entertainment’… lots of humour coupled with high-class musicianship… always a winning formula.
Pete Abbott is a highly regarded and respected songwriter and guitarist, and an exceptional singer; Gregor Borland a championship-winning fiddle virtuoso who teaches at fiddle camps and workshops from America to New Zealand… and a great bass player too; Dave Walmisley plays guitar, bouzouki and mandolin, is also a songwriter, and his wonderful on-stage humour has made him a very popular member of the band since his introduction.
Now with 5 albums already to their name, tours established in the UK, Germany, Holland, Spain and Denmark, we can expect Other Roads to continue delighting audiences near and far for many years to come.
“Individually they are excellent… together they’re just magic. It would be difficult to find a finer folk trio on the scene today…”
Ali O’Brien, Saddleworth Folk Festival Director.
OTHER ROADS IN CONCERT AT THE DANISH CLUB NEWSTEAD, SUNDAY 8 FEBRUARY, 7.30PM.