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STORMCELLAR **free entry**

Saturday 23 June 2018 (opening 7:00 PM)

at The Stag & Hunter Hotel ( venue info )
187 Maitland Rd, Mayfield NSW
http://www.stagandhunter.com.au/

**18+**

After 10 years, 9 albums, including 3 #1’s & 4 US tours, Stormcellar were reviewed in the December 2017 edition of Living Blues, the Roots publication of record since the 1960’s, marking a rare mention for an original song-writing Australian band.

Stormcellar has never shied away from following their own path. In a career eerily reminiscent of the Blues Brothers, they are now pursued with torches and pitchforks by Country folk, Blues Folk, Folk Folk, Jazz Folk, Pop Folk and other folk who joined the mob because it looked like fun was to be had.

Mutating uncontrollably from album to album, Stormcellar have irritated the Genre Gatekeepers of almost all the major styles by refusing to stay in one category.

Outcast, they roam the musical wilderness making cups of tea and recording albums, touring from Australia to Kansas City and mixing everything they can find with everything else they can find.

At one of the 500 odd shows Stormcellar have played over the last decade, you might have seen Cellists, American Soul & Gospel Artists from the 60’s, Mongolian Throat Singers, Champion Australian Fiddle Players, Puppets, Multimedia displays, Light shows, UV Facepainters, Flamenco Dancers & Singers, Magicians and over 60 different local supporting & co-billed bands.

Stormcellar’s 9th album, ‘Defiance’, was released in June 2017, marking the conclusion of a 3 part writing and recording project that has taken them from the mid-west of rural New South Wales, Australia, to the Mid West and East Coast of the United States of America in search of the shared myth that connects Celtic, Folks, Roots, Blues, Country and Rock. Defiance went to #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts, their 3rd #1 album.  

'Defiance' is the third album in their 'Mid West Triptych', a three part concept recorded over the last 4 years in Australia and the US, the first two albums from which have already achieved a degree of critical acclaim and even a small historical footnote for their collaborations with rarely-recorded Elders from Kansas City.  Stormcellar may in fact be the first band to write original songs for, and recorded by, Authentic Delta Bluesmen.

 After a decade of pubs, clubs, bar room floors, festival halls, lounge rooms, festival stages and mainstream and even the occasional Arena, Stormcellar are one of the most prolific, constantly working, original writing acts in Australia today.

Stormcellars work has received critical recognition in the US, France, Canada, Australia, the UK, with (as at Oct 2017) 3 #1 albums on Australian charts.

They’ve been schooled by Percy Sledges' musical director. Toured Oz. Recorded everywhere from top US studios to the porch of a farmhouse in Cumnock, NSW, on about every form of media except wax cylinder,  played US & Aus Festivals, Biker rallies, back porches, dive bars, VFW halls, RSL’s, Bowlo’s, Pubs, Clubs, Paddocks and even Australian Stadiums. Also Nashville and Wollongong.  

They’ve had a ‘cool’ video on a mainstream TV morning show. Topped the Australian Roots chart three times and been on the charts approaching 40 months and were the first band to be on the chart with two albums simultaneously.

On return from their 4th US tour at the height of the US election, Stormcellar commenced an 'anti anxiety' project reflecting the calm of the Australian environment, recording new songs in the dome of Skywatch Observatory in the Dark Skies area of Coonabarabran, in the streets of Sydney, Sydney Harbour and Coogee Beach.

Taking full advantage of the freedoms available to #selfpropelledartists, Stormcellar have already recorded the first tracks for their 11th album, releasing the first single 'Pirouette', whilst working on the soundtrack for their 10th release, the soundtrack to their 5D project.

 

A...'voice'... in this music' 

Living Blues, Dec 2017

Peter B Lowry, founder Trix Records & Patron of the Sydney Blues Society

 

 'I love these guys'

Mal Eastick, Aussie Guitar Legend

This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*