Many strings to NW tour

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

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

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