HALFWAY GET BACK ON THE BUS FOR MORE DATES SUPPORTING THEIR LATEST RELEASE AN OUTPOST OF PROMISE
Brisbane based band HALFWAY are proud to announce they are back on the bus and are ready for more special performances for 2010
In 2008 HALFWAY song writing duo, John Busby and Chris Dale won Queensland’s most prestigious song writing award – The Grant McLennan Fellowship. The selection panel included members of the Go-Betweens, the McLennan family and Queensland Arts. The fellowship allowed John and Chris to travel to London in November 2008. Whilst in London, they rehearsed, played acoustic shows, wrote and began to put together the initial framework for this their third album “AN OUTPOST OF PROMISE”
HALFWAY’S latest album “AN OUTPOST OF PROMISE” has received critical acclaim across Australia and the world and is available through Plus One Records via Shock Records and in Europe via Sonic Rendezvous.
After successful appearances at this year’s Gympie Muster and Big Sound Conference, HALFWAY’S Upcoming dates include special guest appearances with US artist JONNEINE ZAPATA, Queensland own singer songwriter ANDREW MORRIS (THE WILSON PICKERS AND 2010 GW McLENNAN FELLOWSHIP AWARD WINNER ) who is launching his latest album “SHADOW OF A SHADOW “, plus a run of shows in Victoria with fellow Queenslanders BUSBY MAROU and Victorian locals DIRT RIVER RADIO and PONY FACE.
If you think HALFWAY is a studio country roots band, we suggest you check them out now before everybody realizes what they have been missing out on.
ROLLING STONE’S ’35 MOST EXCITING THINGS IN ROCK ‘LIST 2010
“They made two of my favorite records of the past ten years, Farewell to the Fainthearted & Remember the River. With the arrival of “An Outpost of Promise” make that three”.
Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail (Australia)
“… lush pastoral rock music that brings to mind the Go-Betweens”.
M.C. – 4 stars, Rolling Stone
“This is a fine piece of work, a great travelling companion and a local album with international appeal”.
Bruce McMahon, The Courier Mail (Australia) 4 Stars
“Halfway are consistently excellent with their delivery of heartfelt country flavoured rock and roll albums, and their latest offering, An Outpost of Promise, is no exception”.
Andrew Prentice, TOM Magazine (Australia) 5 Stars and Album of the week
“An Outpost of Promise’ is not only a sublime Roots-tinged Rock’n’Roll album, but Halfway’s finest record by a country mile and one deserving to be bracketed with hallowed names like The Triffids and The Go-Betweens”.
Tim Peacock, Whisperin’ & Hollerin’ (UK) 9/10
“The accuracy of genre identification matters not, as at the heart of the matter lies a simple fact: Brisbane’s Halfway are damned good songwriters”.
Andrew McMillen, Mess & Noise (Australia)
OCTOBER 7 THE ZOO QLD SUPPORTING JONNEINE ZAPATA (USA)
OCTOBER 8 QUEEN ST MALL BRISBANE QLD Bottom Stage from 6PM (3 SETS)
OCTOBER 16 RICS BAR QLD 2 SETS (Acoustic and Electric)
OCTOBER 28 EXCELSIOR HOTEL NSW SUPPORTING ANDREW MORRIS (QLD) and guest BEN SALTER (QLD)
NOVEMBER 12 THE TROUBADOUR W/ Guests (QLD) (tix available: Oztix.com.au)
NOVEMBER 13 THE LOFT GOLD COAST W/ TAYLOR (QLD) & FRANKIE AND THE MOON (QLD)
NOVEMBER 19 NATIONAL HOTEL GEELONG W/ BUSBY MAROU (QLD), DIRT RIVER RADIO (VIC) & Pony
NOVEMBER 20 YAH YAHS FITZROY W/ BUSBY MAROU (QLD), DIRT RIVER RADIO (VIC) & Pony FACE (VIC)
NOVEMBER 21 PURE POP RECORDS INSTORE AFTERNOON SHOW W/ Guests
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