Having only recently released her critically acclaimed second album PANACEA, Sahara Beck is showing no signs of slowing down, with her busy touring schedule set to extend into the tail end of 2016. The 20-year-old, 3 x QMA winning singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast, has just announced she will be joining Ball Park Music for their massive, 17-date national album tour, which kicks off September 3, alongside Melbourne indie rockers The Creases, PLUS sets locked in for the upcoming Bello Winter Music Festival.
This tour follows on from not one but two, “wildly well reviewed shows” (Rolling Stone), in April this year at Bluesfest 2016 and her barely just wrapped incredibly successful debut headline East Coast Australian tour, that included a knock-out set at The Big Pineapple Festival.
Beck also just completed a lead support slot for six dates with The Cat Empire on their recent album tour, of which The Music said, “She swayed effortlessly between husky blues and an uptempo rockabilly swing, managing to quickly reel in the audience with her colourful vocal tone and well-written melodies. It would seem that her voice could easily stand alone.. and left the energy in the room poised for The Cat Empire’s entrance.”
Her current single ‘Spinning Time’ with its, “melancholic lyrics… woven around a smooth chorus and catchy syncopated rhythm” (The Music) premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed program and was added to triple j rotation, while also striking a chord with community radio – ‘Spinning Time’ has been sitting in the top ten of the AMRAP Metro Chart for 8 weeks (having peaked at #3). PANACEA scored ‘Album Of The Week’ on ABC Radio National Afternoons plus, Beck was also named Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) feature artist.
PANACEA has garnered rave reviews since its April release, with its ambitious arrangements and wildly diverse influences – from jazz and soul to glitchy beats – gelling together into something that feels completely unique. Beck’s second LP, the record was built around a week-long session at the legendary 301 Byron Bay studios – just days before it closed for good. Working with long-time collaborator and engineer Jeff Lovejoy(Powderfinger, Tex Perkins, Evil Eddie), who also produced the album. The record may be full of experimentation, but it never strays from the simple formula of wonderful songs performed with genuine passion.
SAHARA BECK ON TOUR
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 July – Bello Winter Music Festival – Bellingen NSW
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August – Village Festival, Yappoon, QLD
Saturday 15 October – Yamba, Surfing the Coldstream, Gold Coast, QLD
Ball Park Music National Tour
w/ The Creases & Sahara Beck
Thursday 22 September – Studio 56 @ Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD
Friday 23 September – Solbar, Maroochydoore QLD
Saturday 24 September – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD (all ages)
Sunday 25 September – The Triffid, Brisbane QLD (all ages)
Thursday 29 September – ANU Bar, Canberra ACT
Friday 30 September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (all ages)
Thursday 6 October – Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
Friday 7 October – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 8 October – The Uni Bar, Hobart TAS
Friday 14 October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA (all ages)
Friday 21 October – Discovery, Darwin NT
Saturday 22 October – The Gapview Hotel, Alice Springs NT
Friday 28 October – The Venue, Townsville QLD
Saturday 29 October – Tanks, Cairns QLD (15+)