This Saturday: Simon Meli & The Widowbirds @ The Factory
“There was a time when all rock’n’roll bands had to have a frontman who sang this well – but that era is long gone: I had not heard a sound like this for years.” John Hardaker – The Orange Press
This will be your last chance to see The Widowbirds live in Sydney before they head across the ocean to tour Europe and we really want to recommend this band to our readers. You may have seen front man Simon Meli on the latest season of The Voice or heard his amazing, distinct voice on TV in the latest Peugeot commercial. Hot on the tail of his wildly successful ‘Moment In The Sun’ national tour (and a small stint on a very popular reality TV show), Simon brings his band The Widowbirds to The Factory Floor November 9 for their last Sydney show for 2013.
Taking their gritty back-boned blues and roots to audiences around the country, THE WIDOWBIRDS have continued in garnering a reputation as a solid opening act and festival staple, joining other international greats and Australian Blues Rock artists around the country.
Appearances at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2011 in their maiden year was another great accomplishment to back up their first ever festival performance at the Caloundra Music Festival in 2010, alongside the likes of Powderfinger, Dan Sultan, Jon Cleary and many more greats, the band took many an invitation to tour with our home grown local talent and international greats.
Supporting on many occasions Ash Grunwald (National Album Tour), The Backsliders, The Badloves, Chris Wilson and Mark Seymour, it was High time The Widowbirds made their mark by recording their very own debut record.
As soon as debut album sparks flew this year, the band were successful in supporting the legendary swamp fox Tony Joe White (USA) on his NSW leg of his national tour, bonding on whisky & roots, they were again invited to support him in Tasmania, whilst recording their debut album continued.
Tickets are available here.
Check out The Widowbird’s website here.