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ADMISSION: $20 (+b/f)
General Admission ticket
holders cannot reserve their seating or reserve
a table. However, any seating that remains after
all Reserved Seating has been allocated, can be
taken by General Admission ticket holders on a first-come
first-serve basis on the night.
BEFORE THE SHOW
The Spotted Mallard is
a brilliant place to have a meal. Whether you have
a Reserved Seat or General Admission Ticket, you
can order a meal before the show from The Spotted
Mallard dinner menu.
LUKE PLUMB and THE CIRCUIT
Wednesday February 21, 8.00pm
The Spotted Mallard,
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.
ONLY MELBOURNE SHOW! Pre-Sale: Reserved Seats $25 (+b/f)
Pre-sale: General Admission $20 (+b/f)
On the night: $25 at the door
Doors and Dinner: 6.00pm - Showtime: 8.00pm
They call themselves Luke Plumb & The
Circuit and I cant get enough of them. As I listen,
Variety-style headlines are exploding in my mind. Boffo!
Magnificent! Monstrous! I tell you, they are that good,
enough so that I cant sleep until I get this written."
Review by Frank Gutch Jr, NO DEPRESSION.
Turn & ReTurn by Luke
Plumb and The Circuit is the first new body of work
since the world renowned mandolinist departed from Shooglenifty
to return home to Australia.
With a new band drawing on the talents from members of
the John Butler Trio, Flap!, Trouble in the Kitchen and
Emma and the Putbacks, Turn & ReTurn is bold music
drawing on 15 years of musical interactions from around
Grounded in traditional musics, driven by dance rhythms
and highlighted by sparkling interwoven composition and
Luke Plumb: mandolin and vocals; Eamon McNelis:
vocals and trumpet, Kate Burke: guitar and vocals,
Shannon Birchall: double bass, Rory McDougall:
drums and Jem Dunlop: guitar .... what a killer
The music is a kind of shooglenifty meets cretan music
meets the velvet underground meets acid jazz.
This will be one of the shows of 2018!
The Drowsy Maggies will open the night in fine
style. The four girls were awarded the Gill Rees Memorial
Award for best new talent at the 2016 National Folk Festival
after dazzling audiences with their beautifully arranged
original songs and cracking tune sets. Featuring singer
songwriters Ari Lane & Rhiannon McArthur,
fiddler Caity Brennan and double bassist Jordy
Hickey, The Drowsy Maggies will be bringing music
from their debut CD, produced by Luke Plumb
The Spotted Mallard will once again be the place to be!
HAVE A LISTEN The music is a kind of shooglenifty meets cretan music
meets the velvet underground meets acid jazz.
HERE to listen to Still Shining from the
album Turn and ReTurn.
STILL SHINING My first trip to Spain was terrifying. I tried to
be brave and head out on my own, clue and phrasebook bereft.
I felt like a toddler - dumbly pointing at things and
reading the label. I even pointed at some cheese and said
in Spanish repeatedly on sale. I loved every
second of it. My frontline sparring partner in Shooglenifty,
Angus, loved this as well and we would always seek out
the feeling of being fish out of water while on tour.
He burned brightly and then burned out and the world is
smaller for that loss. Ultimately I do believe in a universal
element of benevolence. There is a generosity inherent
to the balance in nature that I think is conceptual bed
rock. I don't believe in good and evil but I do believe
in coincidental generosity. The sun is a perfect example
In his own words, Lyrically, this album was written
well after I had the instrumental parts completed and
demos recorded, but they follow themes that I have been
grappling with for a long time; the story our era will
tell future generations looking back; the nature of belonging
and what constitutes home; places to look for optimism
in troubling times.
Luke describes the music as traditional form melodies
arranged in the context of groove based songs with a rhythm
section that is grounded in the drive of Cretan music
and the fluidity of Terry Riley organ improvisations.
Comprising of a twin frontline from Lukes searing
mandolin and Eamon McNelis sinuous trumpet,
driving twin acoustic guitars from Kate Burke and
Jem Dunlop and locked together by Shannon Birchalls
double bass and Rory McDougals drums, this is a
band made for live performances.
In his own words, I envisaged a gig
fronted by duelling melodic lines on trumpet and mandolin,
backed by a rhythm section drawing on the pulsating
sound of Cretan lutes, the rebellious acoustic guitar
style of Keith Richards and the Velvet Undergrounds
throbbing Moe Tucker drum sound. I knew the constituent
parts and the effect they would have on the audience
but the music itself needed to be discovered. It took
7 years to figure out what music would be the soundtrack
to the experience I saw that night.
******************************************************* THE SPOTTED MALLARD IS
THE PLACE TO BE!
WHO FOLLOW THE BAND JUST TO ENJOY THE MUSIC ARE CALLED
THE SECOND LINE"