Jeff Martin, lead singer and guitarist of the iconic Canadian band, The Tea Party, has announced that he will hit the road this June for an extensive 19 Date solo acoustic tour across Southern and Eastern Australia that will see Jeff return to some of his much loved venues as well as playing some towns never visited before. The ‘Stars in the Sand’ tour will bring an exciting element for fans and will coincide with the release of Jeff’s first EP in 2 years which will be available to purchase exclusively at these shows. The ‘Stars in the Sand’ EP will feature original compositions and some previously unreleased with Moroccan musings, some of which were recorded in Morocco where Jeff led a musical odyssey with local musicians and fans in 2015. The Stars in the Sand tour will feature tracks off the new EP along with fresh additions to the set list and will be a powerful musical journey not to be missed.
“I’m particularly thrilled to change up my solo show and give my audience something different. I’ll be incorporating new songs and playing a couple of Moroccan inspired songs from the EP available only at the shows”… Jeff Martin..
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 have successfully gained the attention of fans on a worldwide level, as well as touring a countless number of 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 textures; 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 in his travels- all of which he plays fluently.
Jeff Martin’s unique life path, musical etymology and output have placed him in a high caliber as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer while garnering acclaim from music industry stalwarts. A Jeff Martin show is one that moves the audience to realms like no other and many have likened his acoustic shows as ‘a religious experience’ that stays with them forever.
Joining Jeff on all shows will be exciting 23 year old, Multi-Instrumentalist Mitch King. Voted ‘Hottest New Act’ at St Kilda Festival in 2016 and crowned Winner of the Tamworth Music Festival Busking Championships in the same year, Mitch has created a remarkable following by gracing 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. Sweet combinations of electrified, inventive and acoustic music best describes Mitch’s Roots and Southern Blues style Sweet combinations of electrified, inventive and acoustic music best describes Mitch’s Roots and Southern Blues style Sweet combinations of electrified, inventive and acoustic music best describes Mitch’s roots and southern blues style and his captivating and high energy performances command an eager audience and have cemented Mitch King as one of Australia’s most exciting up and coming acts.
‘STARS IN THE SAND TOUR’
Thu Jun 21 – Baha, Rye, NSW
Fri Jun 22 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Sat Jun 23 – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick, VIC
Thu Jun 28 – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Fri Jun 29 – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Sat Jun 30 – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Thu Jul 5 – Leadbelly, Newtown, NSW
Fri Jul 6 – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Sat Jul 7 – Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith, NSW
Fri Jul 13 – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Sat Jul 14 – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Sun Jul 15 – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Fri Jul 20 – Long Jetty Hotel, Long Jetty, NSW
Sat Jul 21 – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Thu Jul 26 – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Fri Jul 27 – Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Sat Jul 28 – Kingscliff Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW
Fri Aug 3 – Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sat Aug 4 – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Tickets on Sale now from www.jeffmartinofficial.com