FIRST DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2015
When it comes to picking the voices that have carved out the Australian music scene over the years, Grace Knight is certainly one of the first names to come to mind. From fronting pop darlings Eurogliders to her well-established jazz career, Grace is one of those versatile performers who can turn her vocals to any style effortlessly. As her most recent (and 13th) album Keep Cool Fool attests, Grace Knight just keeps getting better and better.
Kicking off her run of concerts in 2015, Grace is ready to announce the first dates of her intimate tour. Sharing time between her solo shows and fronting her band Eurogliders, Grace is one busy performer, but she certainly wouldn’t have it any other way. These special shows are a chance to share her expansive back catalogue with jazz music lovers.
“I’ll be performing with a three-piece – guitar, double bass and drums – and this configuration is quite new for me,” she says. “I’ll be singing songs from my previous albums Stormy Weather, Gracious & Willow through to my latest release Keep Cool Fool. The venues I’m playing are all very intimate, which I love because I get such a great connection with the audience.”
The Keep Cool Fool album was recorded in Grace’s now home state of Victoria. It is an album that really embraces the feeling of early jazz. “Keep Cool Fool is a collection of songs that evoke the vibe of a 1950’s jazz club – cigarette smoke, cocktails, bullet bras, red lips, bouffant hair and really groovy laid-back music,” she says. “We had so much fun recording this album, it was impossible not to capture that vibe. Fun is not an easy thing to record, but somehow we managed it. I am so lucky to be able to work with such a talented group of musicians, but to work with genuinely nice people was a bonus. We enjoy making music together and enjoy each other’s company… and we get paid for it!”
Grace Knight started her career singing in folk clubs in the UK and ‘sang’ her way over to Australia on the Women’s Weekly World Cruise. It was when she settled in Perth that she found her groove, forming Eurogliders with Bernie Lynch. The band enjoyed considerable success in Australia and overseas with hits such as Heaven (Must Be There). As the end of the Eurogliders drew near, Grace found herself a new home as one of Australia’s ladies of Jazz when she appeared in the ABC television series Come In Spinner and recorded an even more successful soundtrack. Following the incredible success of the Come in Spinner album, Grace went on to record several other hit jazz records such as Stormy Weather, Gracious and Live to name a few.
Don’t miss your chance to share an evening in the company of this prolific entertainer. Tickets to Grace Knight’s intimate solo shows are on sale now.
Saturday 14th March 2015
Saturday 28th March 2015
*** more dates to be announced in coming weeks
For more information please visit www.graceknight.com.au