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Martin Pearson & The Lurkers @ The Loaded Dog
8PM, Saturday 22nd May 2010
Tickets $20, $18 concession.

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Monday, February 15, 2010

Martin Pearson

The review of Martin's last appearance @ The Dog said it all - Martin always has the ability to both mesmerise his audience with emotion and to throw them into paroxysms of helpless laughter.

Martin Pearson

Martin is the author of such gems as The Pope Song, containing the immortal line the world's best male role model in a full length, satin skirt, and many other songs with three-word titles that start with the word "The" and end with the word "Song"

He is also the author of the song cycle The Unfinished Spelling Errors of Bolkien. Being a three part musical synopsis of book and film with nine new songs and a LOTR nonsense. Gems in that collection include The Gandalf Song, The Nazgul Song, and The Loo Break Song (4 words?)

Martin's latest epic Intelligent Design; The unwritten musical is still in creation.

Martin is also a poet - who can forget The Chook Poem (There was movement at the station, For the word had passed around, That the chook from "Old Regret" had got away ...) and also renowned for reciting at early morning Poet's Breakfasts.

Unsolicited testimonials from discerning & observant fans -

Martin Pearson

From LES BARKER - "Martin is a wonderful performer and person; I have worked with him extensively in Australia, and would very happily do so again. And again. He's a witty and spontaneous comedian with a huge repertoire of both serious and comic songs from several sides of the globe; he'll provide you with a wonderful evening of laughter and thoughtfulness; and if you're a festival organiser you'll also find him ideal for workshops on any number of topics, filling in gaps, sitting in bars and leaning against buildings; I recommend him wholeheartedly."

From BERNARD BOLAN - "Martin Pearson has built up an enormous following of people in the places, and they are many, that he has lived in and visited around Australia. But let us not dwell on his creditors. Here we have a fine singer and musician, to be sure; commentator, indeed; but splendidly, most of all we have a consummate comic performer with touch and timing of the very highest order."

From me - Martin is a singer, songwriter, stand-up comedian, reciter, artist, all around good bloke ...


Subversive home-spun bluegrass Support from The Lurkers

Start the revolution with a hoedown!

The Lurkers

 

With a line-up of banjo, double bass, guitar and occasional mandolin and harmonica, The Lurkers are influenced musically by American hillbilly and old timey music, and influenced politically by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, Pete Seeger and Berthold Brecht.

They draw on the tradition of artists and musicians who use their music for political agitation. All three Lurkers share the songwriting, which means every set has a variety of styles from blues to hillbilly to mountain music or traditional folk. All three Lurkers sing, sharing lead vocals and using the close harmonies common in bluegrass.

Shoot To The Moon - The Lurkers' CD

"This is Dance at the Revolution stuff with the musical styles ranging from blues to bluegrass, mountain music to traditional folk and the energy is infectious." Margaret Walters, CD Review "Cornstalk" August 2009

"Even the biggest cigar-chomping capitalist would appreciate that the group plays and sings with fervour that few bands can muster." David Abkiewicz, Tresspass Magazine, December 2008