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BOB AND KASEY – PART 1: KASEY ON INSPIRATION AND ART

Full disclosure. Kasey Chambers and I have history. A few years back, through the mystical forests of social media, I offered to provide handclaps on a future album. As yet, this offer has not been taken up. – Robert Murphy, AFL Western Bulldogs Captain

Inspirational – and hilarious – Western Bulldogs captain, Bob Murphy, sat down with his friend Kasey Chambers to chat to her about latest album Dragonfly, and the results were enlightening as well as entertaining.

As he wrote in her biography:

One of life’s joys is to follow the thread of an artist, particularly one as talented and forthright as Kasey. Each album is seemingly a signpost of her station in life, and like any art worth its salt there’s enough common ground for all of us to feast upon. Heartache and redemption are good like that.

‘Dragonfly’ is Kasey Chambers’ 11th album and there is much to be learned even before you hear a note. When an artist has enough songs to fill a quarry and THEN they release a double album, well, this in itself seems like a statement of intent. This girl has something to say. In sporting vernacular, she’s hitting them cleanly.

On that sporting note, as the 2017 AFL season kicks off this week (with Bob Murphy returning to captain the reigning premiers after making a full recovery from a knee injury), we’re rolling out the interview in parts across the next month.

Here’s Part 1: Kasey on Inspiration and Art

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KASEY CHAMBERS ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF ‘DRAGONFLY’ TOUR DATES 2017

KASEY PRESS SHOT DRAGONFLY TOUR

To celebrate the recent No.1 ARIA Chart debut of her 11th Studio album “Dragonfly”, Kasey Chambers announces the first dates of her 2017 “Dragonfly Tour’”. “Dragonfly” is Kasey’s 5th number 1 album and proves, that one of Australia’s most loved and accomplished performers’ is unquestionably at the top of her game.

The Dragonfly double album is out now and features guests including Paul Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Grizzlee Train, Harry Hookey, Vika and Linda Bull, Keith Urban and Foy Vance. The first disc of Dragonfly was produced by ARIA Hall of Famer Paul Kelly (“The Sing Sing Sessions”), while the second was produced by Kasey’s brother Nash Chambers (“The Foggy Mountain Sessions”).

Watch the video for latest single ‘Satellite’ HERE

The “Dragonfly Tour “ will kick off around the country in April and see Kasey (and band) take in capital cities and regional towns stretching from Tasmania across to Western Australia and Victoria with more dates to be announced throughout the year. As well as all your classic Kasey Chambers hits, don’t miss the chance to see live, what Rolling Stone has described as ”Australia’s foremost progenitor of, and innovator in, the country-roots fold. Dragonfly is the masterwork of a heart laid bare in song”.

KASEY CHAMBERS – ‘DRAGONFLY’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017

Pre-sale tickets on sale Wednesday, February 22 at 9.00am with General sale Friday, February 24 at 9.00am (EST)

See www.kaseychambers.com for full ticket details

Thursday 6 April – DEVONPORT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, TAS
Friday 7 April – THEATRE ROYAL, HOBART, TAS
Saturday 8 April – COUNTRY CLUB SHOWROOM, LAUNCESTON, TAS
Sunday 9 April – BURNIE ARTS CENTRE, BURNIE, TAS
Thursday 20 April – GEELONG PLAYHOUSE, GEELONG, VIC
Friday 21 April – THE REGENT THEATRE, YARRAM, VIC
Saturday 22 April – THE PALMS, CROWN MELBOURNE, VIC
Sunday 23 April – MEMO THEATRE, HEALESVILLE, VIC
Friday 28 April – QUEENS PARK THEATRE, GERALDTON, W.A
Saturday 29 April – ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH, W.A
Sunday 30 April – RAVENSWOOD HOTEL, RAVENSWOOD, W.A
Tuesday 2 May – BUNBURY REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, W.A
Thursday 4 May – ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, W.A
Friday 5 May – ESPERANCE CIVIC CENTRE, W.A
Saturday 6 May – GOLDFIELDS ARTS CENTRE, KALGOORLIE, WA

Dragonfly is Out Now

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KASEY CHAMBERS DEBUTS AT #1 ON ARIA ALBUM CHART WITH DRAGONFLY OUT NOW

kasey_chambers_0885_final_With her 11th studio album, Dragonfly, singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for the fifth time. The follow-up toBittersweet, debuting at #2 in September 2014, the Dragonfly double album is out now, with guests including Paul Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Grizzlee Train, Harry Hookey, Vika and Linda Bull, Keith Urban and Foy Vance.

The first disc of Dragonfly was produced by ARIA Hall of Famer Paul Kelly at The Sing Sing Sessions, while the second was produced by Kasey’s brother Nash Chambers at The Foggy Mountain Sessions. Kasey has previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Barricades & Brickwalls in 2002, Wayward Angel in 2004, Carnival in 2006 and Rattlin’ Bones, her collaboration with Shane Nicholson, in 2008.

Dragonfly also holds the distinction of being the first Australian album to reach #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in 2017, as well as being #1 on the ARIA Top 50 digital albumsTop 40 Country AlbumsTop 20 Australian Artist Albums and Top 20 Australian Artist Country Albums.

Kasey’s Sooner Or Later tour with Bernard Fanning kicked off in Tamworth on Australia Day and continues throughout February. She will also be appearing at solo dates throughout the next month.

SOLO DATES

Thursday February 9th - Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

Friday February 10th - Taronga Zoo, Mosman, NSW

w/ Thelma Plum

Saturday February 11th - Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

Sunday February 12th - Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin, NSW

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

BERNARD FANNING & KASEY CHAMBERS SOONER OR LATER TOUR DATES

Tuesday February 14th – Orange Ex Services Club, Orange, NSW

Wednesday February 15th – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW

Friday February 17th – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC

Saturday February 18th – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Sunday February 19th – Lakeside Wendouree, Ballarat, VIC

Tuesday February 21st – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

Wednesday February 22nd – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Friday February 24th – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD

Saturday February 25th – Saraton Theatre, Grafton, NSW

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KASEY CHAMBERS ANNOUNCES INSTORE PERFORMANCE IN BRISBANE AND SIGNING IN TAMWORTH

KASEY PICTURENEW ALBUM DRAGONFLY RELEASED THIS FRIDAY

Kasey is set to release her highly anticipated album Dragonfly this Friday January 20. The double album features singles Ain’t No little Girl and Satellite and is available to pre-order now. To coincide with the release, Kasey has announced two special in store appearances – one in Brisbane at the Queen Street Mall this Friday and the second in Tamworth on January 25. Kasey will perform tracks from her new album and sign copies at the Brisbane store before heading to Tamworth where she will sign copies of the new album exclusively for fans at Tamworth Shoppingworld.

Dragonfly’s two disc release is separated into two recording sessions, one at The Sing Sing Sessions and produced by Australian music legend Paul Kelly, the other at The Foggy Mountain Sessions and produced by Kasey’s brother and long-time producer Nash Chambers.

“Working with Paul Kelly as my producer on one side of the double album Dragonfly was a dream come true,” Kasey says. “Paul brought out a whole new side of me, but then I also got to enjoy the comforts of recording with the person who knows and has shaped my original sound better than anyone, my brother Nash, along with my live touring band who have become a huge part on my sound. This double album shows who I am as much as any piece of work I have ever done.”

The album, out this Friday is already receiving rave reviews, with Rolling Stone saying, “A towering songbook, wordy and resigned, Dragonfly is the opus of Australia’s foremost progenitor of, and innovator in, the country-roots fold” in their 4 star review. In their own 4 star review, The Music described first single Ain’t No Little Girl as “gratifyingly dramatic…all the while supported in its rises and falls by magnificently sobbing keys”.

Kasey can be seen live throughout January and February as she performs solo tour dates and tours with Bernard Fanning. In addition, Kasey will be will be appearing at the two in store events to celebrate the release of Dragonfly, all dates and details below.

KASEY CHAMBERS IN STORE APPEARANCES

Friday 20th January – Queen Street Mall, Brisbane QLD at 12:30pm

Wednesday 25th January – Tamworth Shoppingworld, Tamworth NSW at 1:00pm

SOLO DATES

Thursday February 9th – Botanic Park, Adelaide, SA

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

Friday February 10th – Taronga Zoo, Mosman, NSW

w/ Thelma Plum

Saturday February 11th – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning

Sunday February 12th – Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin, NSW

w/ James Taylor, Bernard Fanning 

BERNARD FANNING & KASEY CHAMBERS SOONER OR LATER TOUR DATES

Thursday January 26th – West Tamworth Leagues Club, West Tamworth, NSW

Tuesday February 14th – Orange Ex Services Club, Orange, NSW

Wednesday February 15th – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW

Friday February 17th – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC

Saturday February 18th – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Sunday February 19th – Lakeside Wendouree, Ballarat, VIC

Tuesday February 21st – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

Wednesday February 22nd – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Friday February 24th – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD

Saturday February 25th – Saraton Theatre, Grafton, NSW

For all dates and ticketing details click here

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Kasey Chambers Reveals Satellite Music Video

The official music video for Kasey Chambers‘ brand new track Satellite has been revealed. It was filmed at David Bromley’s beautiful property in Daylesford, Victoria, just a couple of weeks ago, and was directed by Duncan Toombs and David Bromley.

Get this track on Kasey’s new record Dragonfly out January 20 and available to pre-order now.

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Kasey is wearing: skirt @wheelsanddollbaby & @lavagirlshoppe, top @sassandbide, hair & makeup @fotinihatzis

Video directed by Duncan Toombs at The Filmery and David Bromley.

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Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers announce ‘Sooner Or Later Tour’

A mutual love and respect for each other’s music has fanned the flames of friendship in and out of the studio between two of our most celebrated singer songwriters, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers, for many years. In a move that will delight fans, they are excited to announce a co-headline tour early 2017!

Regularly sharing stages, and featuring on each other’s records, Bernard co-writing, adding guitar and vocals to Golden Guitar Award winning single ‘Bittersweet’, the title track from Kasey’s 2014 LP, and Kasey laying down vocals more recently for ‘Sooner or Later’ from Bernard’s latest LP, Civil Dusk, it is a natural fit for the two to tour together.

A note from Bernard “We, Bernard Fanning and the Black Fins, do hereby declare our joy in announcing the birth of the Sooner or Later Tour with Kasey Chambers through regional Qld, NSW and Victoria.  We have been having such a ball playing on each other’s records and guesting at each other’s shows over the last ten years that we finally decided to take it on the road. Looking forward to getting to some places that I have never played in and sharing the stage with a great mate and total legend Kasey

Kasey on the Sooner or Later Tour: “Bernard and I have collaborated musically on and off over the past ten years and after being asked the question about a double tour for a long time I’m so happy to say it’s finally here! This is not just two artists being thrown together to tour but two friends who have a musical history to share-together and separately-through a night of different styles meeting in the middle. He’s my mate but I’m also his biggest fan, so touring with him in regional Australia is a career highlight for me”

You can watch a spectacular live rendition of ‘Sooner or Later’, performed by both Bernard and Kasey and filmed at Bernard’s sold out show at the stunning Palais Theatre in Melbourne HERE

With a sold out national tour behind him, Bernard was honoured to receive an ARIA last week, taking home the Best Adult Contempory Album award, for his third solo record Civil Dusk (Dew Process / UMA), part one of a two part project (the second LP Brutal Dawn is due 2017).

While Kasey’s August EP release, Ain’t No Little Girl has given fans a taste of her impending eleventh studio LP, Dragonfly, a double album that sees her collaborating with Australian music legend Paul Kelly in the producer’s chair for one session, and Nash Chambers producing the other, due for release January 20th, 2017 (Warner Music).

Don’t miss two of Australia’s most lauded and loved singer songwriters on their Sooner or Later Tour, January and February 2017!

Tix on sale 9am Friday December 2nd head to soonerorlatertour.com for details.

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TWILIGHT AT TARONGA 2017 KASEY PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCED

Kasey Chambers announces her debut at Twilight at Taronga, with support from Thelma Plum.

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Performing songs from her newly released EP Ain’t No Little Girl and forthcoming tenth album Dragonfly, Kasey’s live shows can often be interpreted as story-telling, showcasing the talents of an artist who has 11 ARIA Awards, 22 Golden Guitar Awards, 2 Americana Music Awards Nominations and 10 APRA Awards under her belt, holding the record for the highest awarded solo APRA Songwriter in Australia across 10 studio albums.

Tickets on sale 9am (AEST) Tuesday 25 October from twilightattaronga.org.au