Sydney's mesmerising duo, Jess + Matt, (Jess Dunbar and Matt Price) have been confirmed as special guests, opening for Rick Price and Jack Jones on their Australian tour in May.
Jess + Matt will be performing songs from their forthcoming album, Songs From The Village, out on April 27, 2018, via Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The record is an earnest collection of iconic songs that heralded the folk revolution, honouring celebrated artists, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and more, through captivating and delightful renditions.
The tour, presented by TEG Live, will commence in Brisbane on Thursday May 3, followed by Wollongong, Tamworth, Narrabri, Adelaide, Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Canberra and concluding in Newcastle on May 27.
Following on the back of their recent ARIA Chart success with California Dreaming – Top 10 on the Albums Chart and No. 1 on the Australian Albums Chart - acclaimed singer songwriters Rick Price and Jack Jones will embark on a national tour in May 2018 to celebrate this amazing songbook and their vast array of hits from careers spanning three decades.
A tribute to the west-coast California sounds of the 60's & 70's, the album California Dreaming has been warmly embraced, fans revelling in the selection of songs from the period from the likes of The Mamas And The Papas, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Eagles, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. It was recorded in Nashville at Rick Price's home studio, with Rick himself helming production.
Rick Price's debut album Heaven Knows reached Top 5 on the ARIA Charts with Platinum sales, and spawned top ten hits such as Not A Day Goes By and the album's title track, which also secured Price APRA Song Of The Year in 1992. He has released numerous solo albums, including 2015's Tennessee Sky, and has received widespread acclaim as a songwriter and record producer.
As front man for Southern Sons, Jack Jones was responsible for such hits as Heart In Danger, Always & Ever and Hold Me In Your Arms, the band enjoying multi-platinum sales and chart-topping success. He has performed with some of the world's biggest artists, released a successful solo album The Evolution Of Irwin Thomas and has recently interpreted the music of The Beatles in various productions.
Fans can look forward to experiencing this immense catalogue of hits from both artists alongside their live interpretation of recent top 10 album, California Dreaming, in their May 2018 concert tour.
Thurs 3 May The Concert Hall, Brisbane
Thurs 10 May Anita's Theatre, Wollongong
Fri 11 May Tamworth Entertainment Centre, Tamworth
Sat 12 May Narrabri Crossing Theatre, Narrabri
Thurs 17 May AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Fri 18 May Geelong Arena, Geelong
Sat 19 May Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Thu 24 May Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Fri 25 May Star Theatre, Gold Coast
Sat 26 May Royal Theatre, Canberra
Sun 27 May Newcastle Civic Theatre