MEN FROM EARTH
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Rivers that sing, Trees that grin, Songs that ride on the wind. Men From Earth takes Folk to the Mountain and conjures a wildwood dream.
Men From Earth are a diverse collective of passionate musicians. Four generations (ages range from 21 to 62), of players, honest heartfelt lyric, sound and vocal harmony. A band which effortlessly strings together the threads of blues, folk, country and celtic roots. Scott Bird, the bands leader and musical director (vocal, guitar, harmonica), is joined by Tom Beasley (mandolin, banjo and vocals), Luke Wright (mandocello, acoustic guitar and vocals) and Robert Patey-Downes (percussion and vocals)
The key is simplicity. It's not about music from the head, it's about music from the heart. This is an ethos Bird has stuck to his entire life playing music, which began in his early teens. The approach solidified in the late '80s and continued through the '90s when Bird was a founding member of Pale Riders, a group who essentially pre-dated the nu-roots wave, which crested in the early '00s with the likes of Ben Harper, Xavier Rudd and John Butler.
Men From Earth will be touring Australia over the summer season to support the release of their debut album 'Wildwood Echoes' which is a collection of songs rich with intent. They deal in part with finding a sense of peace, but more important, as Bird says, the album, lyrically, "is about connection. I have a really strong connection with the land, that's where everything comes from." The first single 'Shine' holds true with its combination of sweet mandolin and simple melodic hook. The album was recorded live to tape at Albert's Studios in Sydney with James Gillard joining on double bass. It is, as Bird says, "real, both lyrically and sonically". The results are quite stunning.
"Imagine the raw power of these gritty folksongs blasting from a festival pa. Imagine the sonic gut-punch of these foot-stomping blues. Men from Earth make songs that can, should, must! - be played loud and live. No bells and whistles here, no smooth edges. Turn Wildwood Echoes up - then show up to their next gig". Rob Hirst - Midnight Oil / Backsliders
Wildwood Echoes is available on vinyl, CD and digital. Visit MFE's website for details www.menfromearth.com.
General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.
The Plate & Glass meal includes one meal option with one glass of selected wine which will be made available at the Green Room Bar from the time doors open through to 10:30pm.
Plate and Glass meal and wine options are listed on the following booking page.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
Standard and Premium Beverage Packages are available by exclusive table service to Dinner & Show Ticket Holders for 3 hours from Doors. Beverage packages are available for purchase on the following booking page. *RSA and conditions apply
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
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).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.