Friday 26 March and Saturday 27 March 7pm
BRIAN CADD and BAND
Brian Cadd remains one of Australia’s greatest treasures; a true Statesman of songwriting and recording. See him with his band in the intimate Trinity Sessions - tix strictly limited.
Brian Cadd's career began with the iconic Australian band The Groop in 1966 and he wrote all of their many hit singles and albums including Woman You’re Breaking Me and Such A Lovely Way. He then formed Axiom with Glenn Shorrock, heavily influenced by The Band and dubbed Australia’s first supergroup, he was the primary songwriter and penned hits including Little Ray of Sunshine, Arkansas Grass and My Baby’s Gone before the band broke up in England in 1969. Returning to Australia he joined Fable Records as head of A&R and chief producer. Fable launched a rock label called Bootleg Records in 1972 and Brian ran the label as well as being its’ first artist. The label became the most successful independent record company in the history of Australian popular music up to that time. The next few years saw many gold and platinum records as a solo artist and an array of prestigious awards for film scores, title songs and TV themes. In addition he produced many acts and wrote much-loved hits including Ginger Man, Let Go, Don’t You Know It’s Magic and Alvin Purple. During this period, following the enormous success of his first eponymous album Brian Cadd, he recorded several more giant albums including Parabrahm, Moonshine and the platinum soundtrack to the worldwide-acclaimed cult surf movie Morning of the Earth.
In 1976 he was signed to Capitol Records as an artist and moved to Los Angeles. For the next twenty years he worked in all aspects of the international music scene from writing, production, publishing, management and the planning, development and administration of several successful music production companies. Additionally he created Fairydust Music, a worldwide publishing company now owning in excess of three hundred song copyrights. During this time he landed cuts with Joe Cocker, The Pointer Sisters, Ringo Starr, Bonnie Tyler, Glenn Campbell, Charlie Daniels, Dobie Gray, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Little River Band, Yvonne Elliman and many more.
In 1989 Cadd relocated to Nashville where he built the Salad Bowl Studio facility and owned and operated several successful music production companies. For seven years he participated in the enormous explosion of country music onto the national and then international music scene. During this period he also wrote for, produced and ultimately joined the legendary Flying Burrito Brothers alongside original members Sneaky Pete Kleinow and Chris Etheridge. The band released the album Eye of the Hurricane and toured the US and Europe extensively over the next several years.
Brian moved back to Australia in 1997 where he remained for the next 20 years, still rocking and playing to the huge audiences nationwide. In 2007 he was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame and in the same year was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2018 he was awarded an Order of Australia (AM), which he described as an “amazingly different kind of honour”.
In February 2019 Brian released Silver City, an album that takes his musical history and consolidates it into a remarkable journey. Produced in Nashville by Mark Moffatt, Silver City forges the path that began when Brian first heard The Band’s Music from Big Pink in 1968 in the Easybeats’ London flat which recalibrated his destination as a songwriter.
Bar from 6.00pm, Doors from 6.30pm, Music 7.00pm
Friday 16 April 7.30pm
Jeff Lang - "Some Memories Never Die"
A limited number of spaces will be available for ticket purchasers to register for an hour long workshop at the venue with Jeff prior to doors opening, where he will give detailed insight into his songcraft, guitar techniques and much more. Slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please forward your proof of purchase email to:
We will be in touch with timings and further info should you be included.
Jeff Lang, described by Rolling Stone as Australia's best roots-music artisan, returns to Trinity Sessions as part of his national tour to launch his new book. This show will sell out!
Jeff Lang has built a reputation for making startling and influential music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalogue of over 30 albums.
But with every well-credentialed artistic soul, evolving and diving into the unknown is a step that is never too far away and so in 2019 Jeff sat down and began to write what would become his first book.
“Some Memories Never Die”, the resulting memoir of three decades on the road, contains memories of gigs where the pay was akin to blood money, reflections on how the road's twists and turns can be lightened by the presence of fellow travellers and occasionally darkened by them too. Each purchase of the book comes bundled with a download code for an exclusive 22 track album of re-recorded versions of Jeff Lang classics explicitly produced for the book's publication.
To celebrate the book's release, Jeff will hit the highway for a 37 date national tour running from March through to July with each show combining music with an ‘in conversation’ and Q&A session. Jeff Lang’s new book Some Memories Never Die is here!
“This is Jeff Lang’s guide to the often hilarious life of a jobbing musician. He lived these tales so you can laugh in comfort.” Don Walker
“Jeff’s passion surges like an ocean, his humour glides through the torrent like a catamaran: Manned by a grinning feline. Please catch a ride.” Tim Rogers
Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm
Sunday 18 April 4.00pm
Amber Lawrence - Hits and Fan Favourites
Amber Lawrence is back at Trinity Sessions to treat her audience to an intimate show of hits and fan favourites.
Amber Lawrence is a four-time Golden Guitar winning Australian singer-songwriter who captures the nation’s attention and heart with her uplifting songs of self-belief, love, family and ordinary Australians.
2020 saw Amber launch her 6th studio album, Spark – with an ARIA Number 1 position on the Country charts and number 2 on the All Australian All Genre ARIA Charts on the week of debut.
Her concerts are energetic, fun and heart-warming.
Local support to be confirmed.
Supporting Amber is local singer songwriter Juliet Oliver.
Capacity is limited so don't miss out.
Bar from 3pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4pm
Friday 30 April 7.30pm
Taasha Coates with Alain Valodze
and Enrico Morena
Taasha Coates is the voice of multiple ARIA award winners, The Audreys
Since launching in 2006 with Triple J faves “You and Steve McQueen”, “Oh Honey’ and “Banjo & Violin” from the band's debut album, Taasha Coates has graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than she can count. She's rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for live theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned her very heart for rock and roll.
With The Audreys she has released five albums and in 2016, Taasha released her debut solo album, "Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts" produced by Shane Nicholson and released on ABC Music.
Joined by Enrico Morena on drums and Alain Valdoze on guitar, Taasha will perform songs from her solo album, the odd cover and of course a solid dose of Audreys hits
Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm
Friday 7 May 7.00pm and
Slava and Sharon Grigoryan
SECOND SHOW ANNOUNCED
The success of any collaboration is dependant on a myriad of factors, some obvious, others less tangible. Slava and Sharon Grigoryan are an example of such a synergy, resulting in music that connects deeply with the listener. Perhaps it is their union professionally and in life that provides the intangible factor fuelling their passionate and sensitive performances.
Their repertoire spans cultures, generations and genres – from standard works for guitar and cello (Vivaldi, Granados, Piazzolla) to creations by contemporary composers, their own compositions and arrangements which shine a new light on familiar favourites.
Slava Grigoryan is an acknowledged guitar master on the world stage. Sharon Grigoryan has forged a formidable career throughout Australia performing with all major symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, including her recent seven year tenure with the Australian String Quartet.
Slava and Sharon Grigoryan’s debut album ‘Our Place’ (ABC) was nominated for Best Classical Album at the 2020 ARIA Awards.
EARLY SHOW Bar from 6.00pm, Doors from 6.30pm, Music 7.00pm
LATESHOW Bar from 8.30pm, Doors from 8.30pm, Music 9.00pm