After making a lot of new fans at last year’s BB&RMF, Joel Havea is back in Bendigo on 16 March, as part of his 2019 down-under tour. And he’s a welcome addition to roster of brilliant concerts being staged this year at The Old Church on the Hill.
Joel Havea is a man of many talents. A skilled songwriter, a natural singer, unique guitarist and an overall engaging performer whose songs demonstrate his wide-ranging musical and cultural influences.
The Tongan born, Australian raised musician has been based in Europe for the last 10 years which explains his eclectic style, best described as a soulful mix of reggae infused pop with touches of blues & funk, held together by a rock solid Polynesian groove.
Since the release of his well-received debut album in 2012, he has played over 500 concerts in more than 20 countries on 4 continents.
In March 2017 his new album “Setting Sail”, was released, the first with his Hamburg based band, the Joel Havea Trio. Over the last few years, the band has established themselves as a fixture on the European club and festival circuit including appearances at the Reeperbahn Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival.
It’s exciting to have Joel back in Bendigo, especially with his brilliant support act Louie and the Pride, making their Old Church on the Hill debut…
Louie and the Pride formed in 2010 and since has seen some different incarnations, in instrumentation and style. Sporting hooky original songs written by a woman and her guitar, drenched in 3 part harmonies and atmospheric arrangements, performed by great long-time friends.
They have had a beautiful response to their crowd funded debut album Wake Me Up and are currently recording their next EP, Laws of Attraction, due for release in March.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start and the door charge is only $15. Don’t be late!
The Old Church on the Hill is located on the corner of Harkness and Russell Streets, Quarry Hill, Bendigo.
The Singer/Songwriter Showcase events, staged at the Old Church by the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival crew on a semi-regular basis, are an opportunity to enjoy a House Concert vibe in a public venue. The door charge is generally $15 per head, under 12s free and, although drinks are available for sale, the focus is on THE MUSIC. If your conversation is more important to you than other people’s enjoyment of the artists’ performance, please take it outside.
Proceeds from drink sales go to supporting the Old Church crew and their many worthy initiatives.
We look forward to your company for an intimate concert experience like you’ve likely never experienced before.