Four Lions and Jemma Nicole
DOORS OPEN 7PM // MUSIC STARTS 8.30PM
Central Victorian roots rockers Four Lions are kicking off 2020 with their first show for the year at The Spotted Mallard.
Hot on the heels of a successful 12 months where the band released its fourth album, the acclaimed Hard Days, Four Lions are performing a handful of dates before they head back into the studio to record album No.5.
Four Lions will roar into The Spotted Mallard (“It’s my favourite venue to play in Melbourne,” enthuses frontman Shann Lions) on Friday, January 17.
The band plies its trade in a potent blend of roots, rock, and alt-country that channels the spirit of their musical heroes, including Wilco, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen.
Special guest, Melbourne-based alt-country/gothic Americana singer-songwriter Jemma Nicole, will open proceedings.
Punters can expect to get a sneak preview of new songs from the forthcoming album on the night. “I’m excited about recording and can’t wait to get back into the studio,” declares Lions.
The year 2019 proved to be a big one for Four Lions, who spent most of it touring behind the Hard Days album, including embarking on their first interstate dates. It was the Herald Sun’s Album of the Week, a first for an independent, regionally-based band, with its songs garnering national airplay.
And it provided the ideal opportunity for the five-piece - consisting of lead singer/guitarist Lions, lead guitarist Keith MacQueen, keyboardist Stephen Briggs, drummer Gavan Moncrieff, and bassist Bradley Bradford – to further cement their reputation as one of their hometown’s most prolific and hardest-working bands.
Tickets are available from Moshtix $12; or at the door $15.