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Chris Gillespie and the Wandering Hands
7pm, Saturday 25th August 2007

By Leila Desborough
Posted Monday, June 25, 2007

Chris Gillespie at the Troubadour

They play various Sydney venues as well as music festivals across Australia. Their music has been heard on radio stations such as ABC Radio National, FBI radio in Sydney and various community stations around Australia.

"Chris Gillespie is a unique Australian voice painting local landscapes with mirth and melancholy. His gentle vocals overlay fine fingerpicking textures that draw you into the stories. Chris is a very generous and talented young man and this is a chance not to be missed. Gillespie's band, 'The Wandering Hands' play with sensitivity to his purpose laying haunting beds over which his yarns are spun" - Fred Smith (Frencham Smith) "Chris Gillespie tells stories of everyday Australian experiences, unrequited love, dogs and the cockatoo that owns the M2, all delivered with a bit of a country storytelling feel you might associate with Jeff Lang's vibe and an Australian singing accent akin to that of Darren Hanlon or Paul Kelly.The music is a perfectly relaxed country tinged acoustica, with excellent space created for the suspense and emotion that comes through in the songs.

Nice mandolin, slide guitar, harmonica and sparse backing vocals all help to create this space and the sort of feel that many artists could learn from. - Glen Mcvey ('The Stix' magazine) "His songs have a freshness and simplicity about them that makes him stand out from the mass of singer/songwriters out there." - Malcolm Fielding (92.1 FM Hobart Radio) You can listen to some of his music on his Myspace page.

Floor spots available for talented local Musicians. Light supper and lots of lovely people. $10/$8/$7

Info: (02) 4341 4060 (ah) or (0417) 456 929