Songs in­spired by re­gion

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Ali­cia Per­era

Re­gional WA mu­si­cians Chris Matthews and Kev Lymn made sure Pil­bara au­di­ences were kept en­ter­tained on the Easter long week­end when they stopped by on their west coast tour.

Ku­nunurra mu­si­cian Matthews and South West singer Lymn have been per­form­ing their brand of coun­try, folk and blues mu­sic at venues across the re­gion for the past week to pro­mote their new in­di­vid­ual al­bums.

They have played in Mar­ble Bar, Whim Creek and Wick­ham so far and will be per­form­ing in Ex­mouth tonight and Co­ral Bay to­mor­row be­fore head­ing south to the Gas­coyne.

Matthews said he and long-time friend Lymn had per­formed to­gether in the North West be­fore and their mu­si­cal styles worked well to­gether on­stage.

“I first met Kev back in 2003 when we did a na­tion­wide tour with the Aus­tralian Song­writ­ers As­so­ci­a­tion,” he said.

“We’d swap in­stru­ments and vo­cal du­ties more of­ten than we’d change our clothes, and over that time be­came fan­tas­tic mates and great ad­mir­ers of each other’s mu­sic.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to re­unit­ing that mu­si­cal spark and play­ing and jam­ming old tunes and new to­gether.”

Fre­quent tourer Matthews said he had per­formed in the West Pil­bara about 20 times be­fore and his song­writ­ing was in­spired by the North West.

He said Pil­bara au­di­ences could ex­pect va­ri­ety, im­pro­vi­sa­tion and a lot of fun from the pair’s shows.

“Be­tween us we’ll have a bunch of dif­fer­ent six and 12-string acous­tic guitars, a few man­dolins, my Fen­der Tele­caster elec­tric gui­tar, har­mon­i­cas, lap steel guitars, a bit of fid­dle or vi­o­lin, a stomp box or two, some foot per­cus­sion, and also a lit­tle bit of banjo pick­ing,” he said.

For a full list of Matthews and Lymn’s tour dates and lo­ca­tions, go to https://www.face­book.com /chris matthews gui­tar.

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Pic­ture: Chris Matthews

Ku­nunurra mu­si­cian Chris Matthews is tour­ing the Pil­bara this week with friend Kev Lymn.

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