Praise for Phil Stack & Colourful, Noisy…
“In his debut solo album, (Phil) flexes his artistic brilliance, from jazz piano-laden ballads (The Centreline) and exuberant rock-infused pop (Tradin Up), to The Long Game, a heart-wrenching orchestral masterpiece tempered by an unassuming ’90s grunge flow…”
– Sydney Morning Herald
“The man, it turns out, can really sing” ★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald
Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter PHIL STACK today announces he will perform two album launch concerts – 6pm and 8:45pm – at Sydney’s Mary’s Underground on Thursday 15 October, complete with his four-piece band.
Tickets are on sale now at Moshtix.com.au
The shows take place in celebration of Phil’s just-released debut album, Colourful, Noisy, his first new solo music in almost five years.
Recorded between Camperdown’s Free Energy Device Studios and Phil’s own bush studio, the stunning debut sees Stack playing multiple instruments across seven tracks, his captivating vocal gutsy on current single ‘The Centreline’ and soaring on album closer ‘Celebrate Life’.
Mixed by former Thirsty Merc bandmate Sean Carey (Cat Stevens, Daniel Johns) and Richie Belkner (Boy George, Missy Higgins, Tim Minchin), Colourful, Noisy has garnered praise from fans and critics alike.
“… the record is a cascading meditation on the perils of being alive” – Sydney Morning Herald
Perhaps best known for his work as a founding member and bassist of 5 x ARIA Nominated, multi-platinum selling rock outfit Thirsty Merc, Phil Stack is a rare breed of artist who seamlessly traverses genres from jazz to rock, equally at ease delivering tender ballads and exuberant pop gems.
A force of nature on the double bass, Stack attacks the instrument with an energy, vigour and passion almost unparalleled. He has played with music luminaries including James Morrison, Michael Buble, Keith Urban, Tina Arena, Benji Madden and Wynton Marsalis, and has recorded with You Am I, Ian Moss, The Whitlams, Katie Noonan and more.
Joining Phil on both shows is beloved local artist and former Leonardo’s Bride frontwoman, Abby Dobson. With one of the most distinctive voices in Australian music, and a beautiful solo album It’s Okay, Sweetheart released last year, Abby will be raring to warm Sydney audiences next month.
On 15 October, Phil and his band will treat audiences to songs from his 2015 EP Lap Around The Sun, and will performs songs from the brand new Colourful, Noisy album live for the very first time.
PHIL STACK | COLOURFUL, NOISY ALBUM LAUNCH CONCERTS
With Special Guest Abby Dobson
Information at marysunderground.com
Thursday 15 October – Mary’s Underground
Early show – 6pm
Late show – 8:45pm
Tickets from Moshtix.com.au