DON MCGLASHAN (NZ) with special guest MATT BAILEY
8:00pm, Sun 29th July, 2012
The Toff In Town, VIC
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DON MCGLASHAN is returning to Australia in July to perform intimate solo shows in both Sydney and Melbourne. He last visited and performed this time last year, and the shows were met with a fantastic response.
One of New Zealand's best-known and beloved songwriters, Don's 90s band, The Mutton Birds were so popular at home that they relocated to London for four years, were signed by Virgin UK, and toured all over the world. Their third album, "Envy Of Angels," made the UK Sunday Times Ten Best Albums list in 1997.
The Mutton Birds recently reformed for a tour in New Zealand and are visiting the UK for a one-off show later this year. Sadly, no plans for a Mutton Birds tour as yet for Australia.
Now living back in New Zealand, Don has released a couple of highly-acclaimed solo albums as well as collaborating with other stellar musicians on a wide range of projects. In 2010 he featured on "Stroke", the benefit/tribute album for Chris Knox that also includes Yo La Tengo, Lambchop, The Mountain Goats, Will Oldham and Lou Barlow.
Don opened for Crowded House on their 2008 US, European and Australian tours, and was a guest musician with the band. He also took part in Neil Finn's recent "Seven Worlds Collide" project - collaborating on his own songs with Johnny Marr, and members of Wilco and Radiohead. Recently he's also been duetting live with Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes and Australian legend Paul Kelly.
David Sheppard of Q Magazine described Don's songs as "from the same cerebral power-pop mother lode as Big Star and Early REM" and called The Mutton Birds' 4th album "Rain Steam & Speed" "...a minor masterpiece." Catch up with Don's solo show, and maybe try to encourage a Mutton Birds visit when he performs in Sydney and Melbourne.
Tickets $20.00 + BF on sale from Moshtix - phone: 1300 GET TIX (438 849), on-line: www.moshtix.com.au or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (City) / $25.00 on door. Doors 8.00pm