MIKE McCLELLAN: IN CONCERT Tickets
6:00pm, Thu 1 March, 2018
Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE, VIC
Mike McClellan returns to The Spotted Mallard.
Yet again Mike McClellan has delivered an album of wonderful new songs. No Intermission is his third in six years and his show at the Mallard will feature many of his new tracks. But no McClellan show would be complete without a generous helping of songs from his classic back catalogue. So you'll hear Song and Dance Man, The One I Love, Rock'n Roll Lady and his more recently released I Wonder Who You're Waiting For. As those who have seen him perform already know, he's also a masterful storyteller and guitarist.
So, where do you rank No Intermission? Steve Britt, writing in Rythms magazine wrote, "I regard this album as the strongest of his latter day albums and easily the equal of his 70s work." While retaining the very personal nature of his writing NO INTERMISSION explores a broader range of subject matter than much of his past work. - the environment, the political landscape, displaced refugees, the decline of trust that appears to infect the faith we share in our institutions and, of course, the nature of love, redemption and change are all themes that he explores with his customary insight and poetic sensibility. Engaging, thoughtful and filled with memorable melodies it may well come to be regarded as his masterwork.
It is now over 40 years since Song and Dance Man was a national hit and voted Song of The Year by the music industry at its annual awards. But it has surprised nobody who knew his early work that his three albums of new songs since returning to his music full time should be so good. He remarked in a recent interview"
"When I made the decision to return to performing and writing again I didn't want to come back and just play the old stuff, as good as it might be. And I didn't want to release any new material unless I felt it was at least the equal of, and preferably better than, the songs I had recorded all those years ago. I'm first and foremost a writer. I still love the challenge and still get excited when I think I might have written something I can be proud of and happy to perform."
Steve Britt, in reviewing one of Mike's recent concerts wrote:
"McClellan is still the consummate performer - a wonderful singer, guitar player and songwriter who keeps the audience in the palm of his hand."
This will be one of the shows of 2018!
The Spotted Mallard will once again be the place to be!
ONLY MELBOURNE SHOW!
Pre-Sale: Reserved Seats $30 (+b/f)
Pre-sale: General Admission $25 (+b/f)
On the night: $30 at the door
Doors and Dinner: 6.00pm - Showtime: 8.00pm