Guitar legend, Jeff Lang returns to the Coast - playing Imperial Hotel on June 21
Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer, and he’s returning to The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Friday 21 June.
Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.
With a back catalogue of 16 studio albums and his music released in China, Europe, USA and Japan, Jeff has toured the globe for years playing the world’s major festivals, clubs, venues and major performing arts centres. He’s repeatedly graced the many stages of Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Japan, China, India, Reunion Island and many countries in Europe.
Over the years, Lang has built up a devoted, almost cult-like following with his live performances. Working without a set list and allowing the unique energy of each night to shape the songs, Lang’s live shows have become much talked about, always taking the audience along for the ride.
Throughout his career, Jeff has been showered with achievements and awards - the most outstanding would be his seven ARIA award nominations, as well as his three wins in 2002, 2010 and 2012. His album, ‘Carried In Mind’ won the 2012 ARIA award for ‘Best Blues & Roots’, was awarded ‘Album of The Year’ by Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms and won the ‘National Folk Recording Award’ presented by Australia’s National Film and Sound Archives.
Always one to experiment with genres and instrumentation, Jeff’s world music project Djan Djan won the 2010 ARIA for ‘;Best World Release’.
His latest album, ‘Alone in Bad Company’ was released in 2017 by ABC/Universal to rapturous media reviews. His most recent world music collaboration is ‘Maru Tarang’ with Asin Langa and Bhungar Manganiya from Rajasthan and Australian-based Indian tabla player Bobby Singh.
This group combines ancient Rajasthani folk music with Jeff’s individual sound of “Disturbed Folk”.
It’s been widely acknowledged that Jeff Lang is an extraordinarily individual musician. What enhances his unique nature is his steadfast adherence to a prolific and diverse musical palette and output. A songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and a stunning lyricist, Jeff Lang crafts songs as novellas - rich with depth and vision, yet with an open breathe for individual interpretation.
TICKETS: Pre-sale $25 (+ booking fee) through Oztix at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811).
$30 at the door (unless sold out prior to show). Doors open 7.30pm