Camp­fire burns hot

South Western Times - - Entertainment - Emily Ace

Coun­try queen Kasey Cham­bers is count­ing down the days un­til her re­turn to Bun­bury, where she will metaphor­i­cally sit around a camp fire with fans to share songs and sto­ries — and visit one of her favourite stores.

“Ev­ery time I go there I visit the shop Afez of the Heart and I am hop­ing it is still there,” she said.

“It is a beau­ti­ful place with in­cred­i­ble im­ported fur­ni­ture and cloth­ing and jew­ellery. I can’t wait.

“I ac­tu­ally re­ally love Bun­bury as a town as well — it is just re­ally lovely, ev­ery­one is so nice and we al­ways get a lot of sup­port for the gigs, which is why we keep com­ing back.”

The mu­sic icon will travel to the South West fol­low­ing an ex­ten­sive 40-date na­tional tour with Camp­fire, the al­bum she has “wanted to make her whole life”.

The di­verse al­bum draws from her con­nec­tions to dif­fer­ent lands and cul­tures that have in­flu­enced her the most through­out her life: Aus­tralia, Africa, Nor­folk Is­land and Amer­ica.

“My dad was a pro­fes­sional fox hunter when I was a kid, so we lit­er­ally lived around a camp fire and lived across the Nullar­bor,” she said.

“We spent a lot of time in the out­back singing around a camp fire and I did all of my school­ing around a camp fire and my mum would cook all of our food on the camp fire.

“It was just a re­ally big part of my life, so that’s why this al­bum has al­ways wanted to come out.

“It is kind of like invit­ing peo­ple to come and sit around a camp fire with us.”

The songstress an­nounced the Camp­fire al­bum dur­ing her hec­tic Drag­on­fly tour, but the time was right.

“It just started flow­ing out and next thing it was here,” she said.

“I wouldn’t nor­mally bring out an al­bum the fol­low­ing year af­ter al­ready bring­ing one out, but I think be­cause I have al­ways wanted to make the Camp­fire al­bum it had sort of been writ­ing it­self for many years any­way.

“Even though I hadn’t sat down and prop­erly writ­ten it, it is just one of those records which I al­ways had in the back on my mind that I would make one day.

“It felt re­ally nat­u­ral and or­ganic.”

Cham­bers will per­form at the Bun­bury Re­gional En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre on Novem­ber 18, with tick­ets avail­able at bun­buryen­ter­tain­ment.com.

Kasey Cham­bers will share with her Bun­bury fans songs and sto­ries forged by the camp fire. Week be­gin­ning Novem­ber 11 Scor­pio (Oc­to­ber 24 - Novem­ber 22) Sagit­tar­ius (Novem­ber 23 - De­cem­ber 21) Capri­corn (De­cem­ber 22 - Jan­uary 20) Aquar­ius (Jan­uary 21 - Fe­bru­ary 18)

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