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Bluesfest 2014 Sideshows: KT Tunstall, Morcheeba, Larry Graham & More

Written by Greg Moskovitch on October 30, 2013

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 is already looking epic, with an outstanding festival lineup and an incredible sideshow roster. The organisers have kept the good news coming with the announcement of additional sideshows, including headline appearances from Morcheeba and KT Tunstall, as well as dates for Chali 2na who doesn’t appear on the Bluesfest 2014 lineup. Hint?

With acts like Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, and Elvis Costello, this is set to be the biggest Bluesfest yet. Music Feeds readers can stay up to date with all of the latest Bluesfest 2014 news at our special Feed right here, and all of the action surrounding Bluesfest sideshows right here.


Morcheeba and Chali 2na & House of Vibe Tour Dates

One of the pioneers of that heady, haze-inducing genre now known to many as trip-hop, the UK’s Morcheeba gained notoriety for their soulful and dreamy take on the sound. After breaking up in 2003 to work on solo endeavours, the group will be heading Down Under with the original lineup.

Hip-hop renaissance man Chali 2na has done it all: acting, rapping, and painting. Hailing from the south side of Chicago, Chali 2na made a name for himself in the LA hip-hop scene as MC for underground legends Jurassic 5 and will be bringing plenty of good vibes to his Australian shows.

Tix on sale 10am Friday, 1st November 2013

Wednesday, 16th April 2014
The Corner, Melbourne
Tix: Via Bluesfest Touring

Thursday, 17th April 2014
The Metro, Sydney
Tix: Via Bluesfest Touring


Larry Graham and Graham Central Station Tour Dates

Few artists have such an enduring impact on music as “slap bass” pioneer and former member of Sly and the Family Stone, funkmeister Larry Graham. The list of artists influenced by Graham’s unique style reads like a who’s who of bass players including Flea and Bootsy Collins.

Forming Graham Central Station after cementing himself as a legend in Sly and the Family Stone, the band has remained the performer’s home for the last forty years. His storied career includes collaborations with some of the most respected artists in the world.

Tix on sale 10am Friday, 1st November 2013

Sunday, 20th April 2014
The Basement, Sydney
Tix: Via Bluesfest Touring

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014
The Corner, Melbourne
Tix: Via Bluesfest Touring


KT Tunstall Tour Dates

BRIT Award winner and Grammy nominee KT Tunstall has proved herself to be a gifted and nuanced songwriter, who’s also capable of crafting strong hooks and memorable lyrics. New album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon‘s alt-country sound is the next step in the evolution of KT Tunstall.

Her lush song craft and rich vocal range have been behind memorable singles like the Ivor Novello Award winning Suddenly I See and the anthemic Black Horse and The Cherry Tree. Tunstall will be embarking on an extensive run of sideshows while in the country.

Tix on sale 10am Friday, 1st November 2013

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014
Lizottes, Newcastle
Tix: Via Lizottes

Thursday, 24th April 2014
Lizottes, Central Coast
Tix: Via Lizottes

Friday, 25th April 2014
Lizottes, Dee Why
Tix: Via Lizottes

Saturday, 26th April 2014
The Basement, Sydney
Tix: Via Bluesfest Touring

Tuesday, 29th April 2014
Recital Centre, Melbourne
Tix: Via Melbourne Recital Centre

Wednesday, 30th April 2014
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tix: Via Bluesfest Touring

Thursday, 1st May 2014
Tanks, Cairns
Tix: Via TicketLINK


The Magic Band and Grandmothers Of Invention Tour Dates

Captain Beefheart has influenced everybody from Tom Waits to The Kills and The White Stripes. Throughout his unique career his co-conspirators remained the inimitable Magic Band, who helped forge one of rock and roll’s most original bodies of work.

Joining them will be the similarly unmatched Grandmothers Of Invention, a band composed of members from two different eras in the career of rock and roll legend Frank Zappa. These two bands are sure to put on a show that will elevate rock to the height of art––the degenerate kind.

Tix on sale 10am Friday, 1st November 2013

Friday, 11th April 2014
The Corner, Melbourne
Tix: Via Bluesfest Touring

Saturday, 12th April 2014
Metro, Sydney
Tix: Via Bluesfest Touring

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