Friday 28 May – Imperial Hotel Eumundi
Friday 28 May will see singer-songwriter FELICITY URQUHART take to the stage with JOSH CUNNINGHAM in The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi for what promises to be a super special night, celebrating their new album ‘The Song Club’.
Felicity Urquhart has long been one of the best-loved and most decorated country singer-songwriters in Australian song, while Josh is renowned as a member of the beloved and multi award-winning folk-rock trio The Waifs.
Both have both enjoyed lengthy, successful, enduring musical careers. A collective haul of Golden Guitars, ARIA Awards, multi-platinum album sales and extensive touring over nearly three decades forms a body of work that serves as a ready definition of success.
In January 2020, Felicity and Josh were invited to join Song Club – a creative collective that tasked members with writing a song a week. This challenge gave the pair a lifeline to creativity and community as well as an abundance of new material, enough in fact to make a whole album. The album is titled ‘The Song Club’ and will be out 7 May via ABC Music.
So, from a year that many would have gladly sent back for a refund, a joy bringing, spirit-lifting collection of songs emerged – as a reminder that even in the darkest of times, the light of music and love can never be extinguished.
Long-time admirers from afar of each other’s work, the pair consider it an honour to be creating music together.
“To harness our collective passion for story and song and get to tell our own story in the most personal way through the most personal medium we know is truly inspiring” says Josh.
He reflects on this time of writing and recording with Felicity.
“I can’t think of a time when I’ve felt such a need for the healing force of music. The world seems to be groaning under the burden of upheaval on many fronts and while music doesn’t make hard realities disappear, it certainly softens them and provides an opportunity for folks to celebrate and come together. In the face of all that’s wrong in the world, music will always be right.”
‘The Song Club’ features eleven songs that speak of new beginnings, new journeys, new horizons, and a sense of freedom and flight.
“Even though a destination may be unclear, being deeply rooted in the important fundamentals and having a true travelling companion gives a sense of confidence that you’re on the right path – that everything will be ok”, says Felicity.
A from the heart connection to music has been a constant for each – from the moment its power captivated them at an early age and set the course for their lives.
Doors open at 7.30pm
To comply with Covid-safe practices, there is LIMITED seating at this event. Seating is non-allocated – first come, first served. There will be plenty of standing room.
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