King Arthur

King Arthur Tickets

8:30pm, Fri 1 September, 2017
Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE, VIC

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King Arthur are a new Country and Western Swing band co-led by Louis King (Sex on Toast, The Lagerphones, The Collingwood Casanovas) and Grant Arthur (C.W Stoneking, The Cope St. Parade, The Collingwood Casanovas).

Sharing their love for early Country and Western Swing and honing their skills with some of Melbourne's finest Hillbilly players, King Arthur present a night of Hip Country and Swing with very special guest, Grammy award winning Steel player Lucky Oceans!

Also featuring special guests Freya Josphine Hollick, Esther Henderson (fiddle), Andy Scott (Bass Fiddle) and one of Sydney's finest young drummers, Oscar Henfrey. Don't miss out!

$15 on the door.

Why not come for a bite to eat before the show starts? Kitchen is open till at least 9pm during the week.

For table bookings please email:
(Pssst: we have limited seating, so please book in early to secure a table)

A little on Lucky Oceans...
Lucky Oceans was born in Philadelphia in 1951. He co-founded and named 'Asleep at the Wheel' with whom he toured the world, recorded 7 albums for major labels and won two Grammy Awards, in 1978 and 1993. He is listed in Hugh Gregory's book, '1000 Great Guitarists.' In 1995, Lucky became the presenter of 'The Daily Planet,' a daily world music program on ABC Radio National, a position that enabled him to introduce the world to his many musical passions and which made him a central figure in Australia's cultural life for 21 years. He continues to be active in live music on a major scale, touring with major artists and performing regularly with his group the 'Zydecats' and the Lucky Oceans Band whose recording, 'Secret Steel' was called, A head-spinning, genre-dissolving album of deliciously bent notes and reimagined "sacred steel" rave-ups by Richard Gehr in New York's 'Village Voice.' He hosts an annual, nationally broadcast live concert series called 'Sonic Sessions' in which he interviews and plays with leading musicians including Paul Kelly and Tim Minchin at the Fremantle Arts Centre. He was co-musical director for the Nigel Jamieson-directed opening concert 'Home' for the opening of the 2016 Perth International Arts Festival.  

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