Jeff Lang

Rarities Album Tour

Jeff Lang releases limited edition vinyl rarities album via French based Red Hair Records.

Jeff Lang says;

“A few years back I was touring in Europe and this guy would show up at various concerts. He was always full of energy, asking a lot of insightful questions about specific songs, even showing up a couple of times bearing gifts of recorded music – a Big Bill Broonzy LP, an album with Blind Willie Johnson on one side and an interview with his widow on the other, the first Sweeney’s Men album. Always on vinyl, always the good stuff. A music fan.

Turns out he was secretly planning on entering the waters of the record business and he’s started up a vinyl record company called Redhair Records. I’m flattered that for his first foray he wanted to press an LP of rarities from my career thus far. I had a trawl through the collection and turned up some good stuff – a couple of live songs at the late, lamented Continental in Melbourne from the weekend after recording the Everything Is Still album; a previously forgotten song co-written with Tim Hall and recorded at the sessions for my first album Ravenswood in 1994; an alternate take of a stomping rock ‘n’ roll song from the sessions for Carried In Mind; a live version of Some Memories Never Die which rises and falls like the tide recorded in Sydney in 2006.

I’m doing a run of solo shows to get this LP out there into folks hands, hope to see you there.”

Don’t miss your chance to buy one of these ultra rare goodies at one of the shows on the vinyl launch tour. Limited stock available!

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.

It’s been widely acknowledged that Jeff Lang is an extraordinarily individual musician. What enhances his unique nature is his steadfast adherence to a prolific and diverse musical palette and output. A songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and a stunning lyricist, Jeff Lang crafts songs as novellas – rich with depth and vision, yet with an open breathe for individual interpretation.

TOUR DATES

MAY
Sat 28th
Polish White Eagle Club
Canberra
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Sun 29th
Murrah Hall
NSW (Doors 2:30PM)
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JUNE
Fri 10th
Clarendon Guest House
Katoomba, NSW
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Sat 11th
Camelot Lounge
Marrickville (Sydney), NSW
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Sun 12th
Heritage Hotel
Bulli, NSW
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Fri 17th
Flying Saucer Club
Caulfield, VIC
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Sat 25th
Full Moon Dance
Verrierdale Hall, Qld
Onsale 23rd May

Sun 26th
Black Bear Lodge
Brisbane, QLD
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JULY
Sun 3rd
Railway Club
Darwin

Thurs 7th, Fri 8th
Bello Winter Music
Bellingen, NSW
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Fri 29th
Trinity Sessions
Adelaide, SA
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Sat 30th
Whyalla Left Hand Club SA
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AUGUST
Sat 13th
Republic Bar
Hobart, Tasmania
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Japanese Album Launch Tour & More Aussie Shows

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Jeff is proud to announce his next tour Japan and a reminder of a few more Aussie shows in Victoria coming up this week and September for Sydney, Katoomba & Narooma.

Jeff’s new album “I Live In My Head A Lot These Days” has been receiving amazing reviews across the board…

Lang’s music is both vivid and visceral 
Rolling Stone

“Jeff Lang is prolific – this is his 15th album. He’s made many fine records, but this is his best. It’s adventurous but intimate, with thrilling twists and turns.”
Stack Magazine – 4.5 Stars

There are basically no weak tracks along the 11 offerings on an album that will further enhance Lang’s already strong reputation as a songwriter.” 
The Australian – 4 Stars

The album launch tour was a blast, thanks to you all for coming out! Here’s a few more chances to catch Jeff’s live show near you:  

28 August 2014 – Sooki Lounge Belgrave, VIC

29 August 2014 – The Loft, Warnambool, VIC

30 August 2014 – The Main Bar Ballarat, VIC

19 September 2014 – The Clarendon, NSW

20 September 2014 – The Bunker – Coogee Diggers, Coogee, NSW

3 October 2014 – Narooma Blues Festival

JAPANESE TOUR:
October
Wed 8th Nagoya Tokuzo
Thur 9th Kyoto Taku Taku
Tues 14th Yokohama Thumbs Up
Wed 15th Shibuya WWW
All advance tickets at ¥5,000 (without drinks).
Presented by P-VINE, Inc., and Holiday Revolution Records.

I LIVE IN MY HEAD A LOT THESE DAYS – National tour and 4.5 star reviews !

Jeff Lang’s new album “I Live In My Head A Lot These Days” is out now and getting some amazing reviews. Check them out as below. Jeff Lang joins forces with Greg Sheehan (percussion), Danny McKenna (drum kit) and Tim Keegan (bass) for a full tilt national tour. Check out the gig listing on the tour dates page.

There are basically no weak tracks along the 11 offerings on an album that will further enhance Lang’s already strong reputation as a songwriter.” 
The Australian – 4 Stars

Jeff Lang has been the country’s best roots guitarist, a sort of Aussie Ry Cooder, for 20-odd years.”
Rolling Stone Australia – 3.5 Stars

“Jeff Lang is prolific – this is his 15th album. He’s made many fine records, but this is his best. It’s adventurous but intimate, with thrilling twists and turns.”
Stack Magazine – 4.5 Stars

“It’s a very good thing that Jeff Lang lives in his head a lot these days, because it’s from out his head (and heart) the the music emerges, and his 15th album is very good indeed.”
The Age – 4 Stars

I Live I My Head A Lot These Days – NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!!!

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Hi all, I’m very excited to be releasing my new album ‘I Live In My Head A Lot These Days’ through ABC records. It’s out this Friday 16th May. 

My regular rhythm section supremos Danny McKenna on drums and Grant Cummerford on bass accompanied me for the sessions at the Enclave Recording Facility and were joined by the great Greg Sheehan on percussion. The interplay between these three as we locked horns on the songs was amazing to sing and play to! A real treat for me. Greg played his signature toy tambourine on many songs (the sounds he gets by playing with his fingers whilst bending the skin on this tiny instrument is staggering – like a cross between a full kit, talking drum and tabla) as well as bashing around on a slew of pots and pans on some songs. Amazing player.

In addition to some of my usual arsenal of instruments like the acoustic lap steel, some funky cheapo electric guitars and regular acoustic guitars I found a place for a Turkish electric baglama on one song – coupled with a Hurdy Gurdy of course! Throw in a bevy of beautiful harmony singers and a late night trumpet solo and the stew had the required ingredients.

I opted to try an experiment for mixing the album. I had noticed when listening to music on headphones during long-haul plane trips that certain recordings had a depth of field to them (certain instruments sounding palpably closer to the listener than others) that others did not. These were mostly acoustic jazz recordings from the late ’50s and early ’60s. By comparison many more recent recordings sounded like the instruments were plastered around my face with cling film.

I started to wonder if there was a way to obtain this perception of space with instrumental combinations that weren’t conducive to recording in the fashion of these jazz albums.

The recordings I refer to were made with very few microphones, often cut straight to two-track. The blend of instruments is hit on by the players’ positions in the room rather than recording each instrument separately and then achieving the balance during mix down. The playing and tones of the instruments are interacting at one time with one room, bouncing off one another.

When you have instruments that are playing together that have disparate volume levels however – a drum kit played with sticks alongside a mandolin for example – it’s trickier to record this way and give each instrument it’s correct relative volume. I really wanted to see if I could find a way to have everything co-mingling in one space at one time through a high-end stereo microphone though, so how could I do it?

I hit on a process where performances were recorded as I usually would but instead of mixing the album the conventional way (through a mixing board which sums the channels together via the master output fader of the desk), I ran every instruments’ recorded track back through a monitor speaker each (or in the case of the drum kit, three speakers to replicate the physical size of a kit in a room). These speakers were then arranged in a room around the stereo microphone like they were the speaker boxes themselves were the players on an early stereo jazz session.

The intention with this process was to have the mixes obtain a perception of depth of field whilst getting the balance between the louder and quieter elements right. And it worked. If someone sounded too close or too loud, too quiet or far away or whatever we’d just move the speaker for that instrument closer or further away. It was fun to mix a recording this way.

But all of that doesn’t matter if the songs don’t grab you of course. I’m really pleased with this new batch of tunes and I really hope you enjoy the album.

We’re taking it out on the road too, getting around the country throughout June and July. Hope to see you at one of the shows below.

Cheers,

Jeff Lang

 

Please visit www.jefflang.com.au for all ticketing details.


Album Release Tour Dates

Friday 6th June
Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide SA
Tickets – http://www.nexus.asn.au/
 
Saturday 7th June
Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
Tickets – http://flybynight.org/
 
Sunday 8th June
Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood WA
Tickets – 08 9537 6054
 
Thursday 12th June
The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Tickets – http://brassmonkey.com.au/
 
Friday 13th June
The Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns QLD
Tickets – http://www.ticketlink.com.au/
 
Saturday 14th June
The Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW
Tickets – http://www.heritagehotel.com.au/

 
Sunday 15th June
Dark Mofo, Hobart TAS
http://darkmofo.net.au
 
Wednesday 25th June
Lizottes, Kincumber NSW
Tickets – http://www.lizottes.com.au/live/
 
Thursday 26th June
Lizottes, Dee Why NSW
Tickets – http://www.sydney.lizottes.com.au/live/
 
Friday 27th  June
The Basement, Sydney NSW
w/ MARLON WILLIAMSTickets – http://www.thebasement.com.au/
 
 Saturday 28th  June
Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Tickets – http://camelotlounge.wordpress.com/
 
Sunday 29th June
Lizottes, Newcastle NSW
Tickets – http://www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au/live/index.asp
 
Friday 4th July
The Caravan Club, Oakleigh VIC
Tickets – http://www.caravanmusic.com.au/
 
Saturday 5th July
Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury VIC
W/ LIZ STRINGER & CHRIS RUSSELS CHICKEN WALKTickets – http://thethornburytheatre.com/upcoming/
 
Sunday 6th July
The Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs VIC
Tickets – http://www.trybooking.com
 
Friday 11th July
Mullumbimby Town Hall, Mullumbimby NSW
Tickets – http://www.mullummusic.com/
 
Saturday 12th July
Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse QLD
 (3pm & 7pm)Tickets – http://brisbanepowerhouse.org/
 
Sunday 13th July
The Ruins, Darwin NT
Tickets – www.nookevents.com
 
Friday 18th July
Williamstown RSL, Williamstown VIC
W/ THREE KINGS

Tickets – http://wowrootsmusic.com/
 
Saturday 19th July
Street Theatre, Canberra ACT
Tickets – http://www.thestreet.org.au/
 
Sunday 20th July
Beavs, Geelong VIC
Tickets – http://oztix.com.au/
 
 
For further info: jordan@topshelf.com.au – 0408 962 319

For media requests, photo’s and interviews please contact:
Chrissie Vincent Publicity

Ph: 03 5962 2598 Mob: 0418 598 929
Email: chrissie@chrissievincent.com.au
Sarah Guppy Mob: 0406 366 752
sarah@chrissievincent.com.au

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Jeff @ Bundanon – Sunday 25th May

Jeff is very excitied to be coming up to NSW to be playing a one-off special presentation at the Boyd Education Centre at Riversdale on Sunday 25th May.

This is a truly amazing venue at the Bundanon property set up up by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd and gifted to the nation to nurture artistic endeavour.

This is an afternoon show – doors open at 1.30pm with the show starting at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available here – https://www.bundanon.com.au/content/jeff-lang

Jeff Lang Announces Brand New CD release in May and National Tour June/July

JEFF LANG

Releases his new album
“I Live In My Head 
A Lot These Days” on May 16th through ABC/Universal and announces his National Tour through June/July

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Media Release

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 14 studio albums, Jeff has been feature at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.

Jeff Lang’s newest record, “I Live In My Head A Lot These Days” will be released in Australia via ABC/Universal on May 16th 2014.

Throughout his career, Jeff has won numerous awards – the most outstanding would be his three ARIA award wins in 2002, 2010 and 2012 in addition to a further seven nominations. Just last week, Jeff was listed in News Ltd ‘Australia’s Best Guitarist’ poll, which was media and peer voted and his last album, “Carried In Mind” (ABC/UNIVERSAL) won the 2012 ARIA award for “Best Blues & Roots”, was awarded “Album of The Year” by Australia’s roots music bible, Rhythms and won the ‘National Folk Recording Award’ presented by Australia’s National Film and Sound Archives.  Always one to experiment with genres and instrumentation, Jeff’s world music project Djan Djan won the 2010 ARIA for “Best World Release”.

With his music released in China, Europe, USA and Japan, Jeff has toured the globe for years playing the world’s major festivals, clubs, venues and major performing arts centres.  He’s repeatedly graced the many stages of Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Japan, China, India, Reunion Island and many countries in Europe.

Over the years, Lang has built up a devoted, almost cult-like following with his live performances. Working without a set list and allowing the unique energy of each night to shape the songs, Lang’s live shows have become much talked about, always taking the audience along for the ride, has seen word of mouth bloom into a successful career.

It’s been widely acknowledged that Jeff Lang is an extraordinarily individual musician. What enhances his unique nature is his steadfast adherence to a prolific and diverse musical palette and output. A songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and a stunning lyricist, Jeff Lang crafts songs as novellas – rich with depth and vision, yet with an open breathe for individual interpretation.

www.jefflang.com.au

And the media says…

“In a world where music is diluted by money and plasticine, give thanks that Jeff Lang is out there… He paints pictures in sound.” Beat Magazine

“Jeff Lang is one of those people who has music dripping from his fingers.”
Courier Mail –  Brisbane, Australia

“He explores sonorities as eclectic as they are stunning…Lang’s only reference point is himself, a unique singer-songwriter-guitarist who follows his own path.”
Le Soleil –  Quebec, Canada

“Jeff Lang is, in my humble opinion, a national treasure, a truly gifted songwriter and an outstanding guitarist. He has been inspiration to countless Australian and internationally renowned roots artists and surely has a place in history as one of this generation’s finest.
He has really touched me and musically, I had a kind of revelation…”
John Butler, John Butler Trio

“We’re treated to moody atmospheric textures, ripping electric lap-steel riffs, delicate acoustic picking, trippy backwards leads, oddball percussion, throbbing tremolo, and unconventional lyrics – all of which Lang blends like some crazed sonic alchemist. “
Andy Ellis, Guitar Player Magazine, USA

Jeff Lang –
“I Live In My Head A Lot These Days” out 
May 16th via ABC/Universal ~

Album Release Tour Dates

Friday 6th June
Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide SA
Tickets – http://www.nexus.asn.au/

Saturday 7th June
Fly By Night ,Fremantle WA
Tickets – http://flybynight.org/

Sunday 8th June
Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood WA
Tickets – 08 9537 6054

Thursday 12th June
The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
Tickets – http://brassmonkey.com.au/

Friday 13th June
The Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns QLD
Tickets – http://www.ticketlink.com.au/

Saturday 14th June
The Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW
Tickets – http://www.heritagehotel.com.au/

Wednesday 25th June
Lizottes, Kincumber NSW
Tickets – http://www.lizottes.com.au/live/

Thursday 26th June
Lizottes, Dee Why NSW
Tickets – http://www.sydney.lizottes.com.au/live/

Friday 27th  June
The Basement, Sydney NSW
Tickets – http://www.thebasement.com.au/

 Saturday 28th  June
Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Tickets – http://camelotlounge.wordpress.com/

Sunday 29th June
Lizottes, Newcastle NSW
Tickets – http://www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au/live/index.asp

Friday 4th July
The Caravan Club, Oakleigh VIC
Tickets – http://www.caravanmusic.com.au/

Saturday 5th July
Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury VIC
Tickets – http://thethornburytheatre.com/upcoming/

Sunday 6th July
The Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs VIC
Tickets – http://www.trybooking.com

Friday 11th July
Mullumbimby Town Hall, Mullumbimby NSW
Tickets – http://www.mullummusic.com/

Saturday 12th July
Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse QLD
Tickets – http://brisbanepowerhouse.org/

Sunday 13th July
The Ruins, Darwin NT
Tickets – www.nookevents.com

Friday 18th July
Williamstown RSL, Williamstown VIC
Tickets – http://wowrootsmusic.com/

Saturday 19th July
Street Theatre, Canberra ACT
Tickets – http://www.thestreet.org.au/

Sunday 20th July
Beavs, Geelong VIC
Tickets – http://oztix.com.au/

For further info: jordan@topshelf.com.au – 0408 962 319

For media requests, photo’s and interviews please contact:
Chrissie Vincent Publicity

Ph: 03 5962 2598 Mob: 0418 598 929
Email: chrissie@chrissievincent.com.au
Sarah Guppy Mob: 0406 366 752
sarah@chrissievincent.com.au

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