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Richie Weed w/ Tropical Strength // Expensive Music Band

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Richie Weed w/ Tropical Strength // Expensive Music Band

7:30pm, Fri 19 January, 2024
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Richie Weed 

Spirit Songs and stories 

“Spirit songs is about the songs that naturally form, direct from some other  place, without intellect getting in the way, its about keeping it as authentic to  the original transmission as possible”  

2023 Has been a productive year for Richie Lewis, otherwise known  artistically as Richie Weed, branching out from Tumbleweed, the band he  formed and has fronted for the past 30 years. 

Throughout the 90s Tumbleweed achieved considerable success, recording 5  studio albums and touring nationally and internationally with some of the  biggest names in the business, Nirvana, Iggy Pop and Ramones to name 3,  they continue to write and record and perform. 

But this year Richie has been concentrating on solo endeavours, curating a  captivating show titled "Spirit Songs and Stories" , weaving tales and  reinterpreting songs and melodies that span his extensive career, creating an  intimate and mesmerizing experience for audiences, drawing from  Tumbleweed, Hot Rollers, Richie and the Creeps, as well songs off his  forthcoming debut solo album. 

The highly anticipated album, showcasing his evolution as a singer songwriter, promises something fresh and unique, Kicking off the excitement,  the first single "Pure Evil" is slated for release in January, setting the stage for  a series of shows in Melbourne. These performances not only unveil his new  musical direction but also delve into the rich tapestry of his 30-year career,  drawing from his diverse musical ventures. 

Richie will be joined by a talented cast of musicians with Natalie De Silver  (Guitar, organ and flute) Steve O Brien (percussion) Matt Houston (Bass and  Harmonium) and Luke Spook (mellotron and Lapsteel) 

In 2023, Richie expanded his horizons by delving into acting and contributing  his musical prowess to the critically acclaimed play "the Hum," written and  directed by German based playwright, Fiona Leonard that draws inspiration  from Richie's own life experiences. This foray into theatre showcased Richie's  ability to intertwine his life's narrative with artistic expression. 

“It’s a chance for me to introduce people to my new songs, as well as tell a few  stories about my life as well as reinterpret some old favourites in a weird and  interesting way” Richie 

Richie Weed will be accompanied by the magnificent Tropical Strength on all  shows.