Wheatbelt Touring Circuit – Tour 3
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In partnership with RAC and with support from Hertz, WAM’s 2015 Wheatbelt Touring Circuit keeps going from strength to strength, with tour #2 including a Wheatbelt-fuelled line-up impressing around almost a thousand strong crowd as they joined ARIA Award-winning artist Kasey Chambers at the Quindanning Inn gig, plus having some of the biggest shows the other pubs had ever seen!
Next up is Perth rock’n’soul merchants Boom! Bap! Pow! (fast approaching half a million views for their video of Suit) and local favourite Pete Byfield (using the tour to officially launch his new album). They’ll be joined at various dates by Wheatbelt locals Erin Pope, Brenden Nichols and Hayden McGlinn, taking in Kellerberrin and Districts Club, Victoria Hotel, Toodyay and Quindanning Inne, Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April respectively.
The Wheatbelt Touring Circuit is a rare program that sees free entry performances at multiple community recreation and leisure complexes, clubs and traditional pub venues throughout the Wheatbelt region, seeing leading acts from WA’s metro areas combining with a vast array of talented upcoming and established acts from the Wheatbelt. Find out more info here.
A key driver of this tour is raising awareness of the Wheatbelt region’s road safety issues. WAM is proud to enter into this partnership with RAC as we recognise and support their commitment to increasing road safety awareness and reducing serious crashes in the region. Of this partnership, the RAC’s Carina Lauder said, “RAC is pleased to be partnering with WAM once again to raise awareness of road safety in the Wheatbelt. The Wheatbelt region continues to be overrepresented in WA’s fatality rate, and in 2013 was four times the State average. RAC believes action is needed to stop local deaths on local roads.”
TOUR 3 ► 17 – 19 APRIL
w/ BOOM! BAP! POW! + PETE BYFIELD ALBUM TOUR (all dates) plus…
- Fri 17 – Kellerberrin and Districts Club (with Erin Pope)
- Sat 18 – Victoria Hotel, Toodyay (with Brenden Nichols)
- Sun 19 – Quindanning Inne (with Hayden McGlinn)
BOOM! BAP! POW!: They’ve spent the last few years clocking appearing on just about every WA stage worth playing on. Give them a few planks of wood to jive on and an audience to sway and they will put their heads down and get to business. Two years on from the release of So Heavy, lead single Suit is showing no signs of going away, being selected by the likes of Bonds, Microsoft and Diet Coke for their ad campaigns and seeing the 2013 WAM Pop Song of the Year award winners connect with a worldwide audience.
PETE BYFIELD: After many years of fostering and guiding local talent, as well as playing in cover bands, recently Pete discovered a newfound zest for original songwriting. Since being selected for WAM’s Sounds Of The Wheatbelt recording, Pete’s been recording at Wastelands Studios with producer Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) and the results are finally ready and his debut album will be launched as part of the Wheatbelt Touring Circuit!
ERIN POPE: From a family farm near Moorine Rock in the Eastern Wheatbelt, growing up listening to The Waifs, John Butler and Laura Marling has her laid back acoustic vibe. Recently she’s busked in Vietnam and performed pub cover songs to a group of monks on a Buddhist monastery rooftop in Nepal!
BRENDEN NICHOLS: From the Wheatbelt town of Toodyay, Brenden is currently working on material for a debut album. His music has leanings towards country and folk, with influences including the likes of Lyle Lovett, Ryan Adams, Tom Petty and Paul Kelly. His musical journey has also taken in Japan and Sydney.
HAYDEN MCGLINN: You might know Hayden for his WAM Song Of The Year nominated song Utes & Dogs or fronting The Mystery Bets 2000-2007, but now his solo career takes in country, folk, blues and rock’n’roll, played live with a mix of acoustic guitar, percussion and effects. Born and bred in the Wheatbelt, last year’s single Hold On reached a worldwide audience, and he has an EP due in late April.