Cham­bers gives tour green light

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music -

KASEY Cham­bers is like a kid on Christ­mas Eve talk­ing about her up­com­ing A Day on the Green tour with Paul Kelly, Lucinda Wil­liams and Mar­lon Wil­liams.

“I’ve done Day on the Greens be­fore, which have been a whole lot of fun and I would have said ‘yes’ to any of­fer,” the mother of three said.

“But this one is ex­tra spe­cial for me be­cause it’s my two most favourite artists in the world.

“Lucinda has been my big­gest fe­male role model in mu­sic my whole life so I would be go­ing to th­ese gigs any­way; it’s just awesome I get free tick­ets.

“And then Paul Kelly has been my big­gest Aus­tralian in­flu­ence in mu­sic.”

Cham­bers said she had been in­vited to the line-up via email and when her brother and man­ager Nash gave her the news, she re­sponded: “even if this costs us money, we are do­ing the tour”.

Cham­ber’s history with her idol Wil­liams in­cludes hav­ing opened for the Amer­i­can singer song­writer for five weeks on her 2001 US Essence tour

“It was so in­spir­ing get­ting to watch her ev­ery night and get­ting to know her as a per­son; she’s quite the char­ac­ter,” Cham­bers said.

“I toured over in the US in July and Au­gust this year and she came to my show in LA with­out me know­ing. It was very hum­bling.”

Al­though Cham­bers will be spend­ing most of her time in the au­di­ence, she said fans could ex­pect a bit of ev­ery­thing from her set. She is still pro­mot­ing sev­enth solo stu­dio al­bum Bit­ter­sweet with many older hits.

“I don’t just play gigs to show off new songs; the main rea­son I play is be­cause I love the con­nec­tion be­tween peo­ple who love mu­sic and what I get to do for a liv­ing,” Cham­bers said.

“I feel there’s still so much of a con­nec­tion be­tween play­ing those old songs when I get on stage.

“The Cap­tain is still my favourite song to play ev­ery night and I just couldn’t imag­ine do­ing a gig with­out it.”

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group has five gen­eral ad­mis­sion dou­ble passes to A Day on the Green with John Farn­ham on De­cem­ber 12 and five gen­eral ad­mis­sion dou­ble passes to Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Ses­sions on De­cem­ber 13. En­ter at www.com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au by De­cem­ber 4.

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