Jive to the jams of John Butler Trio
If you're a fan of rock and roots music, you might want to head to Hobart come April, as John Butler Trio will be performing.
The band members were all born and raised in Australia and are based in Fremantle, so it's time to get patriotic and support Australian beats. With John Butler on vocals, Byron Luiters on bass and Grant Gerathy on drums and percussion, this is going to be one memorable show.
John Butler Trio was born in 1998, and have since released six studio albums. Their music has had great success both in Australia and across the globe, with platinum sales and positive critical reception.
"If you don't know their music well, the trio cites musical influences as Bob Marley, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Beastie Boys, Tracy Chapman, Public Enemy and Black Sabbath as some of their influences."
As a band they've been nominated for a whole host of both APRA and Aria Awards and have been named as winners plenty of times, including for Best Blues and Roots Album.
If you don't know their music well, the trio cites musical influences as Bob Marley, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Beastie Boys, Tracy Chapman, Public Enemy and Black Sabbath as some of their influences. This provides an insight into their genre and style, although, as you can see, there is plenty of variety in there to keep the sound fresh and surprising.
The band's performance in Hobart is set to introduce some new and exciting developments too, with the introduction of their new drummer, Grant Gerathy. Grant is from Byron Bay in NSW and is an experienced drummer having played from the age of ten! He's worked and played with a number of impressive fellow musicians and acts including Kelly Slater and Angus Stone, so brings plenty of talent to the dream.
Even if you've seen the trio perform before, with the addition of Grant, it's going to have a whole new flavour that's worth checking out.
Not only that, you'll be able to catch some of their brand new tunes, too. In February 2014, the band released a new album titled Flesh and Blood, with is jammed with a whole host of funky and fresh new sounds.
You might recognise the band's latest single, 'Only One', a classic, catchy summer tune that will have you swaying to the beat. Of course, plenty of the old favourites will be played alongside some of the new tracks, so don't worry about missing out on those vintage trio melodies!
Make sure you get your tickets for the Hobart show, which is set to take place on Thursday April 17 at 7 p.m at City Hall on Macquarie Street.
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