Wheatsheaf Hotel Thebarton
39 George St Thebarton
Bush Gothic at The Adelaide Fringe
Wheatsheaf Hotel March 3 & 4, 8pm Fresh from a wildly successful UK tour Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk. Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, they are pirates, they are magpies with songs sung by our long dead ancestors who whisper to us yet from their graves. With sold out concerts in London and 5-star reviews across the UK, Bush Gothic were thrust into the heart of a cultural conversation with The Mother Land as BBC radio stations clambered to have the band appear live on their airwaves and local folk royalty occupied front-row seats at concerts ranging from 13th Century cathedrals to bespoke annual art and music happening Festival No.6. Defiantly modern, achingly old, The Guardian described colonial folk queen and band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an 'Edgy rising folk star'. Together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they form the most daring of Australian bush bands performing songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold.
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