Kevin Bennett

                          &        BOOK HERE

                   The Flood

                   Special guest support     "Bookings essential''

 Katie Brianna 

''Last event this year''!! @ The Music Lounge   $30.00
I have been looking forward to getting these guys back.
This is the first time for months I have been able to book something my self @ TML, because of the demand  for private functions this year. Recive a complementary Champaign at the door when you arrive.
Please come along for this special night, Kevin Bennett & The Flood. 
They played at the very first gig @ TML for the venue launch 

Kevin Bennett & The Flood
Special Support Guest  Katie Brianna 
 

Biography - Kevin Bennett

Instrument: Guitar, lead vocals

When KB crawled from the Namoi swampland deep in the Pilliga scrub, just north of nowhere in particular, he had one thing on his mind - YES... creating the perfect 'pop' song, that is: telling the story, making it rhyme and getting the hell outta there in under 3 minutes flat! Many had tried before, many had failed gallantly, brave failures one and all, so KB took up the cause.

Over the years, he has been diverted from his quest, seeing songs by his contempories, such as 'Stairway to Heaven, Hotel California, American Pie, The Real Thing' (all clocking in at over 7 minutes!), become generation-hopping anthems. He even wrote 'Drowning in the Milk', a 7 minute workout he saw as an 'Australian Pie' of sorts!

Still, success eluded him and he found his way back to the fold - his quest, as yet unfulfilled, has exposed him to many places (the world), people (friends), predicaments (life experiences) and I guess this in itself is success.

'There's no success like failure 
and that failure's no success at all'
- Dylan (thanks Bob).

Along the road the headlights shine on all those who have joined, or participated in this quest, noble soldiers past and present - Rufus Bullfinch, Blue, Emu, The Daylights, The Honeymoon, Moving Pictures, Chasin The Train, The Six Amigos, The Stetsons, Woodpickers, Broderick Smith Band and, of course, The Flood with Gern, Jim and Timcurrently mixing up the musical potion that just might lead to the discovery of that perfect song

'It was a beautiful song but it ran too long, if you're gonna have a hit, you've got to make it fit, so they cut it down to 3:05' - Joel (thanks Billy).

Hey, it's the journey that counts, right??? - KB

 

 

 

 

Katie Brianna

 

 

 

Katie Brianna hails from Sydney, Australia. A high school drop-out who preferred playing her red Fender electric to going to class, Katie began writing songs as a way to escape her seemingly incurable shyness. With her sweet, sorrowful voice, it wasn’t long before she caught the attention of some of Australia's finest musicians and sure enough, was soon collaborating with them before her former classmates had even graduated.
It was in 2005 during work on her debut EP with Bill Chambers, that the invitation came from Paul Kelly to record a song he wrote for the ARIA award-winning soundtrack of the Australian film 'Jindabyne'. The release of the song 'Jindabyne Fair' as a single resulted in Katie receiving a finalist nomination in the 2007 CMAA Country Music Awards (Golden Guitars). 

Song-writing has always come naturally to Katie and her early efforts were rewarded with numerous awards and accolades, including a finalist berth in the 2005 ISC International Songwriting Competition. In that same year she was also selected as a top 5 Musicoz finalist with her original song 'Guiding Hand'.
Her shyness, and her concern that she hadn’t lived enough to write the songs she wanted to sing, saw her take an extended break from performing and recording. After some years, some soul searching and some time alone to think about what kind of album she wanted to make, 25-year-old Katie emerged in 2013 with Dark Side Of The Morning, a deeply moving debut LP that meditates on sadness, suburban loneliness and young womanhood.
The album produced two radio singles, with both film clips landing in Australia's Country Music Channel top 50 Countdown. The album also garnered positive press and reviews, featuring in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Rhythms Magazine.

2013 also saw Katie head to Nashville, Tennessee to perform at the Americana Festival & Conference as part of the 'Sounds Australia' showcases.
Katie is currently working in new material for her sophomore album.
KATIE BRIANNA LINKS
 Official Site
www.katiebrianna.com
Facebook

www.facebook.com/katiebriannamusic
Twitter
www.twitter.com/katiebrianna
 Instagram

www.instagram.com/katiebrianna
  Official Music Videos
 Oh Night
http://youtu.be/GYAIp71Lw_A
 Dark Side of the Morning
http://youtu.be/bUC7ZtJu2Ug


 

Saturday 13 December Arrivig 7.pm for 8.pm Start

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