Paul McDermott and Gatesy Go Solo in Newcastle – November 13 Songs of beauty, songs of heartbreak, freshly-minted comedy concoctions, old squabbles and spontaneous nonsense. Two of Australia’s most adored singer-songwriters lock harmonies and minds in one unmissable show.
Paul McDermott (Doug Anthony All Stars) and Steven Gates (Tripod) have been friends for 18 years and singing together in private for five years. It’s time for them to share.
Best known as the middle-men of two of Australia’s greatest musical-comedy trios, McDermott and Gates made their official debut as a musical duo at a one-off event at the 2017 Ballarat Cabaret Festival. That one-off spawned a sequel with a sold-out show at this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival and subsequent performances before thousands of people at the Port Fairy and Woodford Folk Festivals. The poetry of their lyrics and the beauty of their voices have enthralled audiences, with demands for further shows coming from all corners of Australia. Don't miss the chance to see these two extraordinary talents at Lizotte's, together at last.
Steve Balbi – 16 November The creative chameleon, Steve Balbi, returns to Lizotte’s for one night only on Saturday 16 November. The music of singer, composer, performer and producer mines a kaleidoscope of life at the margins. Navigating a wistful path from melancholy through madness, transcending rock and pop as he coalesces sentimentality and soul, Balbi bespeaks Bowie and Dylan in melody and verse, meanwhile exploring the heterogeneity, refinement and dirty rotten groove of Radiohead.
Exclusive to Lizotte’s, Balbi will be joined by Sydney songstress, drummer, percussionist and pianist, Lozz Benson (John Butler Trio). A noted regular at Bluesfest, the Woodford Folk Festival, Sydney Festival and Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival, Benson has performed with Paul Kelly, Steve Smyth, Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil), Sandy Evans, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Chris D’Rozario (Brian Setzer), Jacob Stone (Bluejuice), The Vegetable Plot and Zoe Hauptmann, to name just a few. Balbi and Benson’s exclusive appearance at Lizotte’s is one show not to be missed.
For tickets and more information visit www.lizottes.com.au