ALBERT PARK YACHT CLUB PORT LOUNGE

KEN NICOL (UK) & THE DIXIE CHOOKS

KenChooks@Fox

ALBERT PARK YACHT CLUB PORT LOUNGE

AQUATIC DRIVE ALBERT PARK LAKE (NEXT TO THE POINT RESTAURANT)

Beautiful views of the Lake from the balcony. A very picturesque venue!!

WHEN: 7:30pm Friday 27th February 2015  COST: $25/$20

BOOKINGS: Cliff Ellery  taxman@bigpond.net.au

Ken Nicol is a spellbindingly skilled guitarist, singer and raconteur whose music embraces folk to ragtime, blues to rock, ballads to jazz, amazingly intricate instrumentals to singalong comedy numbers. A former member of Steeleye Span and The Albion Band who has worked with artists ranging from Al Stewart to Phil Cool, Chris While & Julie Matthews. Ken has toured extensively in the UK, throughout Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Dixie Chooks Wendy Ealey and Moira Tyers with support Ken for this Albert Park Yacht Club concert with an opening set. Tight harmonies a huge emotional as well as musical range, they’re equally at home paying tongue in cheek homage to much loved ‘lurve’ ballads as they are giving songs with a bit of social bite a good airing. 

REVIEWS

What others say about Ken Nicol:

“Formidable and painstakingly acquired skills on both acoustic and electric guitars, a very high class player indeed. Flexible too. He seems comfortable with whatever style is tossed at him.”

Martin Carthy

“I first met Ken when we collaborated on an Ashley Hutchings song on his last album. I was amazed at Ken’s beautiful ragtime guitar style.

He has such a great way of delivering a story and gently laying down the punch line. Humour, great guitar skill and the right drop of humility, and a passion for right, proper, good music.”

Ralph McTell

“Ken Nicol is a consummate musician. A guitarist of broad scope, a sensitive singer and an intelligent writer of songs with stirring melodies. A musical paragon.”

Maddy Prior

What others say about The Dixie Chooks:

Wendy and Moira’s voices and musical talents are awesome. They play a range of musical instruments with talent and panache. Moira’s talent on guitar is enviable. In fact, she’s great. Wendy’s voice ranges from sweet through beautiful to downright gutsy and powerful and Moira is right there with her.

Veronica Schwartz (former editor, ‘The Dawn’)

Wendy Ealey & Moira Tyers are two profoundly talented women from the Melbourne songwriters guild, weaving from humorous folk with songs like “Vegemite” to jazz with Wendy belting out “Summertime & the living is easy”, to original Australiana ballads about Namatjira. Wendy on drum, uke & mandolin… & kazoo & Moira on an acoustic Taylor, both with complimenting harmonies & sensational stage humor, these ladies were a treat to discover.

Tamasine Chamberlain (Geelong Gig Guide)

 

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