LOVE POLICE TOURING PRESENT
SIMONE FELICE (USA) and band with special guest JOSH RITTER (USA)
9:30pm, Sun 8th July, 2012
The Basement, NSW
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After his acclaimed tour to Australia in September 2011 SIMONE FELICE, singer, songwriter, novelist, survivor, will again bring his incomparable music and talent to our shores. Hot on the release of his latest release, Simone Felice with be accompanied by his band of merry music makers as well as fellow countryman JOSH RITTER on his first ever visit here, making this an unforgettable musical evening of enlightenment and discovery.
For Simone Felice, his self-titled solo debut has literally been a lifetime in the making. As the former drummer, writer and vocalist of The Felice Brothers explains, "This album is the one Ive had buried away, somewhere in my weird heart."
Felice doesnt use the word 'heart' casually. When you sit with him in a room you can hear a subtle metallic ticking noise. If you hunt for the source of the sound you'll find a vertical scar bisecting the entire length of his chest, a visceral reminder of the open-heart surgery he was forced to undergo in the summer of 2010 after a childhood congenital defect brought him to the brink of death. He traces the line of that scar as if it's where his new songs actually emanate from, and in a way they do. 'Simone Felice' is strikingly simple in its arrangements but extravagant in its emotional impact. There is a luminous aura surrounding these compositions, something magical and otherworldly, even when the lyrics are startlingly topical or reference historical events.
JOSH RITTER is from Moscow, Idaho and the son of two neuroscientists. He was on his way to follow in their footsteps when he discovered Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan's Girl from the North Country in high school and has since released five studio albums and has been recently named one of the 100 greatest living songwriters by Paste Magazine, alongside Dylan, Springsteen, and Neil Young. His most recent album So Runs The World Away will be released for the first time in Australia on June 15. The album will be released as a 2CD, packaged with the brand new 6 track EP Bringing in The Darlings.
Gen. admission Standing: $42 + booking fee presale
(purchase online at the bottom of this page)
Dinner & Show tickets: $96.80 per person
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and a 2 course meal (entree & main, 4 choices for each). Dinner & Show tickets are only available by phone.
Call the Basement Box Office to book on (612) 9251 2797 (Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm)
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW THEY MAY STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT. ADDITIONALLY DINNER & SHOW TICKETS MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE RING THE CLUB ON 9251 2797
ALL PATRONS MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 18
ONCE PURCHASED, TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE
(Applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. [All quoted prices include tax].
Restaurant Opening times: Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm. Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm
SOME DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS MAY BE ON A SHARED TABLE. PLEASE LET US KNOW AT TIME OF BOOKING SHOULD YOU PREFER NOT TO SHARE, AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY WELL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR REQUEST.
Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.
Dress: Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM, MUSIC STARTS AROUND 9.30PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED UNDER THE DATE ABOVE.