The Chris Pickering Experiment heads over to Adelaide soon for a show at one of Australia's greatest live music venues, The Grace Emily on Saturday July 29th. Joining us will be local folk-pop darlings Autumn Passage and local legend Cookie Baker. The Experiment hasn't played over in Adelaide ever, and the last time I played there was some years ago, so we're looking to have a big one. Tickets are $15 on the door, and everything kicks off at 9:00pm.
The next CP Experiment show will be at The Pinnacle in Fitzroy North on Friday July 8th. Two cosmic sets from 8:30pm.
In late July, we are very excited to say we'll be playing in Adelaide for the first time in a long time. It'll be a headlining set at The Grace Emily, and also playing on the night will be locals Autumn Passage and the irreparable Cookie Baker. You can catch us there at the Grace on Saturday July 29th, with music kicking off at around 8:30pm, and only a $15 cover.
This weekend The Experiment and I play a gig in our hometown of Melbourne at the old faithful Standard Hotel in Fitzroy on Sunday June 11th. We'll be playing two sets from 7:00pm, and it's a long weekend too, so we may stretch it out a little.
A big thank you to everyone who came out to our Brisbane shows last weekend - it was great to see many new faces along with some familiar ones. It was a privilege and an honour to play with Dana Gehrman and Ruby Gilbert as well. We'll be back up there before long, hopefully.
This coming weekend, The Experiment and I are heading up to Brisbane for a couple of shows. On Friday June 2nd we'll be playing our full set, replete with extended forms and guitar solos aplenty, at The Milk Factory in West End, alongside the great talent of Dana Gehrman. This will be kicking off at about 8:30pm or so, with a measly admission fee of $10 for what is really a heck of a lot of live music.
Then, on Sunday afternoon June 4th, we play a shorter set at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of their long-running Live Spark series on the Turbine Platform. Shorter it may be, but no less dynamic. Also playing will be Ruby Gilbert, who kicks off proceedings at 3:30pm, with us following at 4:30pm.
Next show for the Experiment will be at The Labour in Vain in Fitzroy on Sunday May 14th - two sets from 5:00-7:00pm. We'll also be heading up to Brisbane at the beginning of June to play a show at The Milk Factory on June 2nd, with support TBC. It's one of the only times we'll be in Brisbane this year, so please come along and join us.
My album 'Canyons' also recently received a review in Rhythms Magazine, which is excellent. Check it out below.
Our next band show will be at one of our favourite venues, The Retreat Hotel, where we'll be playing with support from Rachel Caddy. You can catch us bringing the music there on Thursday April 20th from about 8:30pm.
What a fun time we had up in Sydney and Maitland playing some shows and getting up to mischief. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us play, and to the Camelot Lounge and Grand Junction Hotel for being such wonderful hosts. We'll be back up that way again before the end of the year.
The band and I are on the road and playing in the Sydney region for a couple of shows in March, presented by Mother Hen Touring. You can find us at:
It might be a big year this year, you never know. There's a few things on the cards already, and something worth noting is that the boys and I will be heading up to Sydney/Maitland for a couple of shows in March. We'll be playing Django Bar in Marrickville on Friday March 17th, and then heading up to play The Junkyard in Maitland on Saturday March 18th, so if you're in the area I hope we can catch you there.
In other news, bass player extraordinaire for the Chris Pickering Experiment, James O'Brien, has his own rather excellent musical project called Darling James, and he's launching a new EP called 'Theory of Mind' on Thursday February 11th at The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne. Get along to it, because he's great, and the music is also really great.
In case you also weren't aware, CD Digipack copies of the new album, 'Canyons', are now available to purchase over at the CP store on this website. If physical product is your thing, we've got you covered.