Many strings to NW tour
Fijian-born multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad brought his unique show to the Pilbara last week as part of a tour around the globe to launch his new album, Off the Cuff.
After two packed shows at the Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival in Exmouth, Hoad brought his one-man-band extravaganza up the coast for shows in Karratha and Hedland on the weekend.
Fans had the opportunity to hear material from his new album, as he performed on more than 10 instruments including the shovel guitar, didgeridoos, Weissenborn lap steel guitar, steam punk guitar, drum kit, voice and more.
Hoad said he was proud to bring his show to regional WA, as he weaved around the coast of Australia with shows in every major city and more than 100 regional towns.
“We just wanted to bring the show to places that didn’t really have touring artists too often,” he said.
“This year’s tour features so many weird and wonderful instruments that it really gives the fans a chance and to hear and see something cool, new and unique.
“I’m super excited about this year’s tour, so many cool locations and festivals on the various legs, and really excited to bring the new tunes to the fans around Australia and beyond.”
From the Pilbara, Hoad made his way to the Kimberley Hotel in Halls Creek on June 10 and Hotel Kununurra on June 11-12, after which he will take his tour to festival shows in Fiji, Bali and Thailand.
Jay Hoad performed at the Tambrey Tavern and Pier Hotel in Karratha and Port Hedland. Picture: Jay Hoad