Celebrity available for hire, based in Victoria
After building a solid fanbase and critical acclaim with their first two albums, 'Sunset Studies' and 'Strange Bird', success came in a big way for Augie March with their third album. 'Moo, You Bloody Choir' won the 2007 Australian Music Prize, was nominated for 7 ARIA awards and achieved platinum sales. The single 'One Crowded Hour' took out the coveted top spot on Triple J's Hottest 100 countdown and singer Glenn Richards won two APRA awards.
Over the course of this Long Hot Summer, Augie March have been gracing the main stages of several of the country’s largest and finest music festivals, to tens of thousands of excited music lovers, befitting their status as one of the country’s most popular and acclaimed bands. Loud, electric, ten-piece band and giant sing-a-longs taking place in the Australian Great Outdoors. In the South and West they will have played to another sea or two of people on massive outdoor stages supporting the legendary Leonard Cohen.
So it must be time for a 180-degree turn. Just when you think you have them pinned ……
Augie March announce their next step … AUGIE MARCH – ON THE QUIET will showcase the band in an intimate set up playing some very fine, very small venues, for a very fine, very small run of shows. Playing as a full band, but with a large dose of acoustic instruments. Sometimes no amplification at all, sometimes full blast electric amplification. But at all times, intimate, harmonious and close; treating each show as a lounge room romp playing a mix of all sorts of new and old material. On the quiet.
The band were also invited by WWF to launch EARTH HOUR in Australia with a live performance at Melbourne’s Federation Square to an audience of thousands. The band played “One Crowded Hour”, the official theme for WWF’s climate change campaign.
To cap it off the band will present a brand new clip for “Lupus”, the next single from their critically acclaimed fourth studio LP, Watch Me Disappear (2008). Re-mixed by Chris Thompson at ABC Studios in Melbourne, “Lupus” is accompanied by a dark clip loosely based on Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, abstractly portraying an old man and his younger wolf alter ego. Produced & Directed by Lucy Dyson & Madeleine Griffith, and filmed at Bakehouse Studio, Richmond and various locations in inner-city Melbourne. Watch Me Disappear is heading steadily towards Gold status.