Party vibes

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Martin re­turns to the Cooal­ngatta Ho­tel this week­end, this time in acous­tic mode to per­form the best of his cat­a­logue with The Tea Party and solo of­fer­ings and new-found trea­sures from his other project, 777. The Cana­dian-born fa­ther of two, who was based in Perth and has pre­vi­ously called Mon­treal, Prague and even Egypt home, now lives in By­ron Bay. ‘‘I’ve been here three and a half years now,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s brought seren­ity to my life. It’s had a very calm­ing in­flu­ence on things. I couldn’t ask for any­thing more. I’ve got a stu­dio now, in the mid­dle of par­adise. It’s quite a change for me com­pared with the places I’ve lived in the past.’’ Martin has just fin­ished pro­duc­ing two records at his north­ern NSW stu­dio – for Simon Mor­roco and Kim­ber­ley Dawn Li­cense. ‘‘I haven’t had time to work on any­thing of my own,’’ he says. ‘‘Af­ter this solo tour, I’ll be­come self­ish. The Tea Party is about to take over my life. I’ll be us­ing the stu­dio to write a new Tea Party record, which is some­what daunt­ing but I’m look­ing for­ward to it.’’

Jefff Martin plays the Coolan­gatta Ho­tel on Satur­day night.

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