ED KUEPPER treading some nuptial bliss...
Announcing the release of a new Ed Kuepper album THE RETURN OF THE MAIL-ORDER BRIDEGROOM… out on Valve through MGM on APR 18.
The new CD features acoustic rewordings of earlier Kuepper classics spanning material by The Saints, Laughing Clowns and of course Ed's lengthy solo career.
The CD was inspired in part by the success of 2013's inaugural Solo and By Request show and also Ed's first acoustic recording from the nineties.
Back in the mid 90's I recorded what was in essence my first truly solo album...meaning just myself and a couple of acoustic guitars. It was called ''I was a Mail-order Bridegroom''. It came about after my first European and North American solo tour. I'd toured lots with some very talented people but doing a solo show that actually works was something special for me. The first Bridegroom album was an attempt to capture the nature of those shows. Last year, I decided to go out solo again ...this time on a totally by request basis… meaning no set list… I'd just play what was requested. The tour went better than I expected and I wanted to capture how things had changed musically in what was essentially the same format. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
And also just announced... the all singing all dancing Ed Kuepper returns to the live arena this May-June for a series of acoustic Solo and By Request shows in support of the new release.
Ed brings his Solo and By Request show to parts new and old this winter including a spot at Sydney's newest venue, the Newtown Social Club as well as first time visits to Newport Victoria and Bellingen on the NSW Nth Coast where Ed will be performing upwards of two hours each evening. That'll keep you toastie. In addition Ed will perform solo at The Gumball Festival in the Hunter Valley on April 12th. Tickets on sale now.
THE RETURN OF THE MAIL-ORDER BRIDEGROOM shows...
SAT 12 APR Lower Belford, THE GUMBALL FESTIVAL
FRI 16 MAY 16 Newport, THE SUBSTATION
Tickets from www.thesubstation.org.au
or phone: 9391 1110
SAT 17 MAY Oakleigh, CARAVAN MUSIC CLUB
Tickets from www.caravanmusic.com.au
or phone: 9568 1432
THUR 22 MAY Katoomba, CLARENDON GUESTHOUSE
FRI 23 MAY Sydney, NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB
Tickets via www.newtownsocialclub.com
or 1300 724 867
SAT 24 MAY MIlton MILTON THEATRE
FRI 6 JUNE Bellingen, N). 5 CHURCH ST
Tickets from 5churchstreet.com
SAT 7 JUNE Lismore, STARCOURT THEATRE
FRI 1 AUG: Cairns, Tanks Arts Centre
Tickets $30.00 / $25.00 concession from tanksartcentre.com
SAT 2 AUG: Darwin, Railway Club
Tickets $30.00 from darwinrailwayclub.com
FRI 8 AUG: Adelaide, The Gov
Tickets $28.00 + bf from thegov.com.au
SAT 9 AUG: Brisbane, Old Museum
Tickets $32.00 + bf from www.oldmuseum.org
THUR 14 AUG: Margaret River, Settlers Tavern
Tickets $25.00 + bf from settlerstavern.com
FRI 15 AUG: Fremantle, Fly By Night
Tickets $30.00 + bf from flyby night.org
FRI 22 AUG: Gold Coast, Soundlounge
Tickets $25.00 + bf from soundlounge.com.au
SAT 23 AUG: Eumundi, The Green Room, Imperial Hotel (no support, Ed plays the whole show)
Tickets $30.00 + bf on-sale now from feelpresents.oztix.com.au
SAT 13 SEPT: Coochiemudlo Island, Coochiemudlo Music Festival
Plus The Basement Hustle + The Twine + Bare White Knuckles & more.
Tickets $28.60 + bf from tickets.oztix.com.au?Event=45195
THE RETURN OF THE MAIL-ORDER BRIDEGROOM OUT on APR 18 through Valve/MGM - CD and digital