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Van Walker

Van Walker

Melbourne Troubadour Van Walker Books National Tour

by Andrew Tijs on November 7, 2011

in Live,News

Acclaimed and ludicrously prolific roots singer-songwriter Van Walker books a national tour for 2012.

Van Walker

Van Walker

Walker came out of Tassie to Melbourne ten years, doing time in the excellent rock unit The Swedish Magazines, but all the while accumulating a monstrous catalogue of solo material.

It seemingly gushed out of his brain, and he recorded nine albums in two years, releasing five of them independently and gaining a fiercely loyal audience.

Critics, too, are gushing. Rhythms magazine praised his, “song writing and delivery constructed to break the hearts of many in the Aussie Roots scene who have tried for years to express themselves in this manner.”

EG praised his “wonderful storytelling”, Music Australia Guide admired his ability to “write songs with the ease the rest of us breathe”, and Beat Magazine went so far as to compare him to a modern day, Collingwood Dylan.

Fuse Music have cherry-picked the finest tunes from the five releases for the compilation Underneath The Radar, released last week, and he’ll set off on tour to support it early next year.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale on December 1. Get in touch with the venues.

Van Walker “Underneath The Radar” National Tour
Friday 27 January – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh RSL, VIC
Saturday 28 January – Curtin Band Room, Carlton, VIC
Friday 3rd February – Ararat Live, Ararat Hotel Red Room, VIC
Saturday 4 February – The Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda SA
Sunday 5 February – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton SA
Thursday 9 February – The Front Bar, Lyneham ACT
Friday 10 February – Petersham Bowls Club, Petersham NSW
Sunday 12 February – The Grand Junction, Maitland NSW
Thursday 23 February – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
Sunday 26 February – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 4 March – Republic Bar, North Hobart TAS

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