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Bernard Fanning

Since branching out from Australian rock band Powderfinger, Bernard Fanning has established himself as an equally formidable solo musician. With a place firmly cemented in Australian music history, Fanning is taking to the road to celebrate the release of his third solo LP Civil Dusk. 

By Chelsea Heaney

The performance includes new tracks from Civil Dusk – one of the first times these songs will be performed live – as well as old favourites from his expansive collection of songs. 

Civil Dusk is part of a two album series, with the second instalment Brutal Dawn set to be released in early 2017. This initial album is lyrically based on decisions and consequences, wrapped in Fanning’s characteristic country-folk style. Civil Dusk doesn’t deviate far from Fanning’s well-loved albums Tea and Sympathy and Departures, so concert-goers and fans who haven’t heard some of these new songs should be well within their comfort zone. 

Joining Fanning is NSW musician and J Award nominee Dustin Tebbutt, who has been making waves since his debut EP The Breach in 2013. Australian Music Prize and Melbourne Music Prize nominee Ainslie Wills also takes the stage
– a performer whose powerfully soulful voice and recent support slots with heavyweights Leon Bridges and Vance Joy have
garnered critical acclaim.

Fanning will be hitting up the Brisbane, Byron Bay and Falls Festivals after swinging by the Top End. His appearance at the Darwin Entertainment Centre will be a gig not to miss for fans of this iconic musician’s 25-year-long career.  

Click here for the event listing.

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