what’s on: Gigs, shows and clubbing..............................
Coates and Tristan Goodall – the two creative minds behind five-piece blues and roots band The Audreys (pictured) – are embarking on a Cool Calm and Collected tour as a duo. Promising a raw and uplifting show, Coates says her and Goodall are very familiar with each other musically. ‘‘It opens you up to loose parts of the set that are spontaneous and unwritten,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s really fun on stage with just the two of us. It’s a much more intimate show. We don’t have a new record to promote, so we don’t really need the band – they are great on a big stage.’’ Coates says a stripped-down atmosphere is created when just the pair are on stage. ‘‘We know each other musically so well so songs can take their own path,’’ she says. ‘‘We can lead each other and experiment. We get a bang out of it. ‘‘As a musician it’s very stimulating. You have to be very aware of what is happening. Your senses are tingling. It’s a real buzz.’’ With Coates welcoming her first child into the world 10 months ago, the band took a break from touring. ‘‘It’s exciting to be getting on the road again. It’s like coming out of retirement. I have really missed it,’’ Coates says. When The Audreys do get to work on their fourth album, Coates says it is only natural she will write about motherhood. ‘‘It’s what being a parent does. I think it changes your perspectives about relationships with people and the future,’’ she says. ‘‘I am going to rent a piano so I can start writing again. I want new stuff to play. I am starting to get ideas and the desire to do something.’’
The Audreys play The SoundLounge, at Currumbin RSL, tonight at 8.30pm. Tickets are $30.
Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall.