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Showing posts with label This Time Tomorrow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label This Time Tomorrow. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lloyd Spiegel - This Time Tomorrow - New Release review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, This Time Tomorrow and it's quite good. Australian, Lloyd Spiegel's ninth release opens with Devil On My Shoulder, a rumbling blues rocker with a rough acoustic sound and swaggering edge. Backed by Tim Burnham on drums, and Arunachala on percussion, this track is solid. Spiegel handles lead vocal and guitars and his electric guitar soloing searing through the music like a hot sword gives it a smart balance. With a jazzy rhythm and stinging but muted guitar soloing, All The Cats Are Grey should have broad appeal with nice a melody for the ladies and clever guitar riffs for the dudes. Kansas City Katie has a cool Tex Mex flavor thanks to Spiegel's guitar work and his vocal phrasing quite reminds me of Glen Frey but his overall sound and feel is much more desirable. On rocker, Lost Like Me, Spiegel carries the melody broadly on his vocal shoulders with spanky guitar riffs reinforcements. Cure My Soul has a euro cafe sound with strong bass lines and a great melody. Lisa Sutton plays an outstanding trombone line in this track making it one of my favorites on the release. Excellent! Possibly the best radio song on the release is Into The Blue, joined by Riley Spiegel on guitar, with an almost Sting like feel and appeal. I'm not saying it sounds like Sting, but it has that same clean, inviting presence. Wrapping the release is a cool soulful track, Call You When I Get There. Spiegel is not only an accomplished guitarist and songwriter but a damn good singer as well. This release is so simple but yet so smooth. Really nice! 

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Lloyd Spiegel 'This Time Tomorrow' Tour - New Dates Announced

Lloyd Spiegel 'This Time Tomorrow' Tour - New Dates Announced

Lloyd Spiegel 'This Time Tomorrow' Tour - New Dates Announced

Australian Blues master and acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Lloyd Spiegel is two months into the tour to launch his new album ‘This Time Tomorrow’ and the ‘sold out’ signs have been hanging on many venue doors thus far.

After such an incredible start, Lloyd is delighted to announce new dates in SA, WA, TAS and a handful of other shows on the east coast, including ‘Back by Popular Demand’ performances in Sydney and Melbourne.

‘This Time Tomorrow’ has spent 3 months at #1 of the Australian Blues Radio Airplay chart, peaked at #5 on the ARIA Jazz and Blues Chart, and #1 on the iTunes Blues Chart, and the album was written as Lloyd travelled through Europe, Central and North America and delivers driving rhythms that return Spiegel to his gut bucket blues roots. Shady and colourful characters spread out over continents and decades, through places forgotten and familiar. ‘This Time Tomorrow' is a return in fine form from an artist at the top of his game, and lead track ‘Devil On My Shoulder’ sets the mood of the album right from the get go.

Says Spiegel of the new songs,
“I’ve never written at home. I find it hard to be creative in my lounge room looking at bills and checking footy scores - and find that the inspiration to write comes from those few quiet hours in a hotel room on tour, the airport transit lounge or the long bus ride. This is where I can reflect and put those experiences into lyrics. I've travelled most of my life so really, they're like letters home."

It’s been a while since Spiegel’s last studio album - 2010’s Tangled Brew - but he’s been far from idle in that time. He's toured the world relentlessly, launched his own signature model guitars and has cemented his position as a bona fide festival headliner in Australia, with his recent performance at Bluesfest in Byron Bay the cherry on top.

With European and North American tours under his belt, along with recent showcases at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, the ECMAs in Canada and AMW in Sydney, Spiegel has many years on the road ahead of him.

‘This Time Tomorrow’ is available in stores through Only Blues Music.

“Australian blues and roots icon Lloyd Spiegel, in his first Bluesfest appearance, holds his own full house in the palm of his hand, just him and his trusty Cole Clark, a full swag of songs, a full tote of stories told with humour and aplomb, the man able to make his guitar do anything at all as he tells tales both tall and true, his own superbly written material marrying with blues standards in a way few others are able to manage. The man is a mountain, he’ll surely be back.” - Rolling Stone Magazine

“Spiegel has stamped himself as one of the best songwriters in the country, regardless of genre, of history, of ANYTHING. It’s a powerhouse of brutal honesty.” - Rhythms Magazine

“a guitarist almost without peer … Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door.”
- Australian Guitar Magazine


Tour Dates

Saturday 7th October
The Frankston Guitar Festival
Beach 162, Frankston, VIC
Show 7:00pm
Tickets call: 03 9783 7109

Friday 13th October
The Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA
Doors 8:00pm
$15 plus BF presale, $20 door

Saturday 14th October
The Fremantle Folk Festival
Tickets and info:

Sunday 15th October
Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Doors 1:30pm
$15 plus BF presale / $20 doors

Tuesday 17th October
The Perth Blues Club, The Charles Hotel, North Perth, WA
Tickets at door

Sunday 22nd October
Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend, Marysville, VIC
Tickets and info:

Thursday 26th October
Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
$25 + BF presale, $30 door
Doors 9:00pm

Friday 27th October
The Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
$30 + bf

Saturday 28th October
Sounds Delicious, Jervis Bay, NSW
$60 dinner and show
Doors: 7:00pm

Sunday 29th October
The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
$25 + BF presale, $30 door
Doors: 5:00pm

Saturday 4th November
Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues, VIC
Tickets and info:

Saturday 11th November
Healesville Music Festival, VIC
Tickets and Info:

Friday 17th November
The Wonderland Spiegeltent, Docklands, VIC
Tickets and Info:

Saturday 18th November
The Montrose Cricket Club, Montrose, VIC

Sunday 19th November
St Cuthbert's, Menzies Creek, VIC
Doors: 1:30pm

Friday 24th November
The Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Friday 1st December
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
$20 + BF presale, $25 door
Doors: 8:30pm

Saturday 2nd December
The Lower Wilmot Hall, Lower Wilmot, TAS
$41 presale
Doors: 6:00pm

Saturday 2nd December
The Hive, Port Lincoln, SA
Doors: 7:00pm