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Bap Kennedy
Danny George Wilson
Danny George Wilson (UK)  David Springer Sound Engineer and Bap Kennedy(IRE)
A Rogue Time with Bap Kennedy and Danny George Wilson
Civil Society is proud to present the debut Australian tour for Irishman Bap Kennedy and Homecoming tour for Grand Drive’s front man Danny George Wilson.

Bap Kennedy’s story begins exactly where it should – with an infamous encounter at a pub and drinks over Bap explaining that it was the Irish who invented country music, The Beatles and fighting. The man he met was Steve Earle, who unsteadied by his meeting with Bap declared that night “Someday skinny, you’re coming to Nashville to make a country rekkid and I'm gonna perduce it”.

Bap emerged on the scene a serious contender with his recorded works and live performances highly acclaimed by his industry peers and media. Bap’s latest offering ‘The Big Picture’ is regarded by many as his best album yet – a seamless blend of Celtic Soul and Southern Roots and not without a cast of notaries, including the great Van Morrison and Shane McGowan.

Bap’s songs are full of tongue & cheek and heartbreaking tales, which tells Bap’s own story.
Suffice to say that Bap has “lived” and the resultant self-deprecating humour and good-natured cynicism has been captured in his work.
Imagine the best possible Van Morrison… with empathy replacing bitterness and a sense of wonder revealed for all to share in. Fabulous! – MOJO

Danny George Wilson does not let his location dictate his style. Originally from Queensland and now living in South London, Danny plays deep Americana.

Touring off the back of his debut solo release ‘The Famous Mad Mile’ - a powerful and personal record that speaks in its own voice; Danny's voice and with Wilson’s trademark gift for simple but powerful lyrics and haunting melodies.

Having recently shared the stage with Cara Dillon, Neal Casal and Peter Bruntnell – witness Danny bringing to life on stage the songs he writes about life, day to day; rather than the things he thinks people want to think about. It’s brute honesty, tracing a path between the past and the present, wistfully pulling lessons from the wreckage.

“… the sad, gentle refrains are subtly catchy and you’ll soon find yourself humming the choruses.” – HERALD SUN

"Here are echoes of Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams. Yes. They are that good. There's true singer/songwriter greatness here..." – Sydney Morning Herald

       Tour Dates:
· Brisbane – Tuesday, 16th January @ The Troubadour
Tickets $30 + bf – available from:
www.thetroubadour.com.au  , Skinny’s Music + Rockinghorse Records

· Melbourne – Thursday, 18th January @ Prince Bandroom
Tickets $35 + bf – available from: Prince Box Office or www.princebandroom.com.au

· Sydney – Tuesday, 23rd January @ The Basement
Tickets $35 + bf – available from:
www.thebasement.com.au  and all moshtix outlets

Tamworth Festival
Thur 25 January Bap Kennedy (IRE) and Danny George Wilson (UK) $12 at the door on the day
The Family Hotel Tamworth  4pm
For interview, bios and photos requests please contact:
Annette Jee -
annette@civilsociety.com.au  or (02) 9698 0111 ext. 103
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