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BONNIE PRINCE BILLY (Playing Jewel Cave Margaret River) Tickets
7:30pm, Sat 25 February, 2012
Jewel Cave Margaret River, WA
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BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY PLAYS JEWEL CAVE (MARGARET RIVER). Already confirmed for the Perth International Arts Festival (and selling fast) Bonnie Prince Billy has how added Margaret River to his West Australian schedule.
Its no ordinary venue though, in keeping with the rest of the tour and the select venues chosen (Perth Festival Gardens, Sydney Opera House, The Spiegeltent, Eumundi et al), Bonnie Prince Billy has chosen Jewel Cave for his maiden South Western Australian appearance. With a capacity of just 40 persons and a completely acoustic show this is sure to be an opportunity anyone in the region would not want to miss. Tickets are on-sale Monday 30th January. Full details below.
Born Will Oldham in Kentucky USA some 40 years ago, Oldham christened the Bonnie mantle after the dissolution of his previous outfit(s), the hugely influential alt-country outfits Palace Brothers and Palace Music. Since then Bonnie 'Prince' Billy has amassed a catalogue of some twelve studio-albums, all weirdly inventive takes on the roots genre: country-western, bluegrass, Appalachian folk, and which has seen cover versions from the likes of Johnny Cash, Cat Power and Mark Lanegan while the list of renowned public admirers would fill a press release on its own.
Live one can never know what to expect from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy other than to hugely entertained.
Oldham is made for this kind of gig, looking as he does like a pastor from the American South; he waves his arms theatrically as he delivers his lyrics, at times bending double as if the emotional weight of the song is a heavy cross to bear. - The Fly.Co.UK
Safe to say those of us who have followed Oldham as he has toured shyly and quietly in support of his seven earlier BPB releases have never seen anything like the Oldham who was energetically bounding around the stage on Sunday like a little yoga Buddha-slash-monkeyman in blue leotard and bare feet. - heyreverb.com
Call it country, call it folk, call it what you Will... it's safe to say that there is nothing out there quite like Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.
Tickets for the Jewel Cave show will go on-sale Monday January 30th.
Caves Road (38km from Margaret River and 12km from Augusta). Venue Access is through the main building then down stairs (flat shoes are recommended).
7:30PM -10PM. For a detailed map see www.margaretriver.com
Full tour dates here: http://www.feelpresents.com