Jeff Martin (The Tea Party)'s Imperial Hotel show tonight nearly sold out

Photo by  Denise Torrance Photography

Photo by  Denise Torrance Photography

Jeff Martin, lead singer and guitarist of the iconic Canadian band The Tea Party, is heading to Eumundi for a solo acoustic gig on Thursday 26 July as part of his The Stars in the Sands tour. He will be supported by multi-instrumentalist Mitch King.

The Stars In The Sand tour will bring an exciting element for fans with a release of an EP available exclusively at the shows. The 4 track EP will feature original compositions with Moroccan musings, featuring sounds recorded in Morocco where Jeff led a musical odyssey with local musicians and fans three years ago.

The Eumundi show will feature tracks from the new EP along with a few other fresh additions to the set list. 

Jeff Martin's reputation as a world renowned live performer is well known and he has been labeled everything from “child prodigy”, “virtuoso guitarist”, and a “singer with perfect pitch”. Jeff formed The Tea Party with his lifelong friends, Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows in 1990 after many years of playing in bands together throughout their childhood. 

With a career spanning over 20 years , 8 major-label releases and 4 million record sales later, The Tea Party successfully gained the attention of fans worldwide, as well as touring countless times throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Much of the band’s success can be attributed to their phenomenal stage presence and impeccable artistry and musicianship with a wide variety of instruments and sound texture. The trio's sound draws heavily on the rock and blues of the 1970s, as well as displaying some psychedelic influences with elements of Middle Eastern, Celtic and Mediterranean music.

In addition to his incredible career with The Tea Party, Jeff has carved out a distinctive and successful career for himself as a solo artist, various other side projects and as an acclaimed and highly sought after producer. His life has vastly been an exquisite journey immersing himself in many cultures, and learning to play the traditional instruments from those cultures from the masters of the craft - in particular the Middle East, and sub continents of India. His home and studio are filled with ancient instruments he’s collected on his travels - all of which he plays fluently.

A Jeff Martin show is one that moves the audience to realms like no other and many have likened his acoustic shows to ‘a religious experience’ that stays with them forever. This will be a powerful musical journey not to be missed. 

Joining Jeff on all shows will be exciting 23 year old Mitch King who has graced the stages at festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest, St Kilda Festival, Gympie Muster, Blues on Broadbeach, Moomba Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival to name a few. Mitch's captivating roots and southern blues style and high energy performances command an eager audience and have cemented him as one of Australia’s most exciting up and coming performers. 

TICKETS: Pre-sale $30 (+ booking fee) through Oztix or at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811). $35 at the door

Doors open 7.30pm.  Originally the show was scheduled for The Bunker, but tickets sold out, so it has been moved up stairs to the Brewery. This will sell out, so get in quick.