ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…

Eric Bogle with Peter Titchener – Friday,  October 14th, 2016

photo by Jon Sharpley

 

5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)

$35/$30 Cash at the door.
Doors open 7:30pm

Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the  interval.
Drinks from bar at bar prices.

Bookings taxman@bigpond.net.au or text 0418179411

Eric Bogle, a  compulsive, almost obsessive songwriter for most of his adult life, Eric has written some songs that have pretty much become Australian classics of their particular genre.Probably his best-known song is “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”, which confirmed it’s iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit!

Some of his other songs , “No Man’s Land”(The Green Fields of France) “Leaving Nancy”, “Now I’m Easy” “Shelter” “If Wishes were Fishes” etc. etc. are now beginning to rival “Matilda” in the icon stakes. His songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Mary Black, Donovan, Slim Dusty, John Williamson, Billy Bragg, The Pogues and The Furies, just to name a few.

For this current tour however Eric will be relying on the excellent musical abilities of Peter Titchener (Titch). Titch was a fellow member of Colcannon with John Munro, and Titch, John and Mike O’Callaghan currently perform collectively as MOT.

So Eric is in good hands with Titch’s able accompaniment.

Eric has toured extensively over the last 25 years or so, and this includes 8 tours of North America, 10 Tours of Europe and God knows how many tours of Australia. Eric has appeared at every major Folk and Country music festival in Australia and overseas: Port Fairy,Woodford, Tamworth, Gympie Muster, Philadelphia Festival, Newport, Toronto, New Orleans, Vancouver, Edinburgh, you name it, he’s done them all, many times.

Eric has won quite a few awards along the way including the Order of Australia medal for services to the entertainment industry, and a Peace medal from the U.N. for his efforts, through music, to promote peace and racial harmony.

All this makes Eric sound like a cross between U2 and Mother Theresa. Well, he’s not, he’s just a literate and thoughtful songwriter who can cut to the heart of the matter with some well-crafted lines. He’s also a warm and engaging stage performer who, with his sharp, often self-deprecating wit and shrewd common sense view on the world, communicates well with an audience and draws them into his performance.

Mind you, all this is only our opinion, and of course is highly subjective.

Try to catch Eric in concert and form one of your own………………

 

Cliff