THIS FRIDAY~ BES w/ strings at The Melb Recital Centre

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Hoping you can all be there to see and hear the stunning string arrangements our piano player Kiernan Box has worked on over the preceding months for this Friday’s show at The Melbourne Recital Centre.

It truly is something to behold. Colour, drama, beauty, lushness and grandeur. There will be 14 of us on stage ~ Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors) joins us on trumpet and the uber-talented Clare Moore (Dave Graney and the Mistly) on vibraphone, along with our six piece string section.

Come one, come all ... step right up. 

Special guests ~ instrumental leviathans  ~ The Hungry Ghosts.

See you there,
Susie X

A snippet from the strings rehearsal in preparation for Susans + Strings at Melbourne Recital Centre, April 2018.

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Not long now...

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Not long now until our Susans + Strings show at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday, April 20th. If you’re yet to secure a ticket you might like to take advantage of the new seats in the wings and circle areas that have just been released. The wings in particular look great for those that like a high vantage point with good views of the stage.  Location, loca…

We’re certainly excited about it. Six Blackeyed Susans + six string players + Clare Moore (The Moodists / Coral Snakes / Dave Graney & The Mistly) on Vibes + Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors) on Trumpet = a bloody, big and beautiful band! Can't wait...scores are being written, set lists finalised, rehearsals booked…it’s gonna be lush. 

Special guests are the the sublime instrumental leviathans ...HUNGRY GHOSTS, led by our own J.P. Shilo.

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Susans + Strings

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We’re delighted to announce that THE BLACKEYED SUSANS are playing the MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE on FRIDAY, APRIL 20th! How classy and grown-up! And befitting such an occasion, we’re expanding the line-up with a STRING SECTION, plus CLARE MOORE (vibes) and JACK HOWARD (trumpet) will be joining us for the evening. It’s going to be LUSH! What’s more, J.P. SHILO'S sublime instrumental group HUNGRY GHOSTS will be kicking off proceedings with a rare opening set. This is it, folks; The stars have aligned. Your favourite MOODY ROMANTICS playing the best room in Melbourne with STRINGS and a raft of very SPECIAL GUESTS. Reasonably priced too. 

Never before staged in Melbourne, SUSANS + STRINGS sold out at the Sydney Festival in 2016. We humbly suggest you DON’T MISS OUT…

Now with added Killjoys

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It gives us great pleasure to announce that THE KILLJOYS TRIO (Anna Burley, Craig Pilkington and Caroline Schwerkolt) will be our very special guests at our annual Melbourne CHRISTMAS SHOWS in December. 

The two bands go way back, having shared a manager in the early '90s and a drummer in the mid '90s when BIG DAVE FOLLEY filled in on the MOUTH TO MOUTH tour. In fact BIG DAVE, ANNA and PHIL KAKULAS were GO-BETWEEN GRANT McLENNAN'S backing band on his ’94 world tour and later CRAIG PILKINGTON produced and engineered our 2003 album SHANGRI-LA. So yeah, we have history. Looking forward to Anna joining us on stage to sing a few songs with ROB too.

Tickets are selling fast (thank you!) with all tables now booked out for the Caravan show and just a few tables left for the Saturday and Sunday shows – so GET IN QUICK if you want to book one. Plenty of standing room still available at all shows.

This will be the 9th consecutive year we've dusted off the tinsel and fired up the Christmas lights, for what has now become, well, a bit of a tradition. As usual they’ll be a SMORGASBORD of Christmas-related songs, plus CHOICE CUTS from our latest album and the best of our back catalogue.

2017 has been a big year for The Blackeyed Susans, with our latest album CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SEE getting rave reviews from fans and critics alike (thank you again!) and a successful national tour to boot. So, come help us celebrate the birth of little baby Jesus with a song or two this Christmas. 

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CHRISTMAS SHOW DATES

 
Fri 15 Dec – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh VIC | Tickets
Sat 16 Dec – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick VIC | Tickets
Sun 17 Dec (matinee) – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick VIC | Tickets

Christmas Shows 2017

Well, drum roll please, because it's time to announce our Christmas shows for 2017. We’ll be playing in Melbourne at the Caravan Music Club on Friday 15 December and the Spotted Mallard on Saturday 16 December and Sunday 17 December (special kid-friendly matinee show).  
 
This will be the 9th consecutive year we've dusted off the tinsel and fired up the Christmas lights, for what has now become, well, a bit of a tradition. As usual they’ll be a smorgasbord of Christmas-related songs, plus choice cuts from our latest album and the best of our back catalogue.  
 
2017 has been a big year for The Blackeyed Susans, with our latest album Close Your Eyes and See getting rave reviews from fans and critics alike (thank you!) and a successful national tour to boot. So, come help us cap off a great year and celebrate the birth of little baby Jesus in style this Christmas!  

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CHRISTMAS SHOW DATES

Fri 15 Dec – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh VIC | Tickets
Sat 16 Dec – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick VIC | Tickets
Sun 17 Dec (matinee) – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick VIC | Tickets

Now, not to put the hard sell on you or anything but we figure you’re probably thinking that Christmas is miles away with plenty of time to buy tickets, and fine, that makes sense, but we just want to tell you not to leave it too long because these shows do have a habit of selling out. 

Sweet.

Special guests to be announced soon...  



ps. Need to buy some early Christmas presents? Why not visit our gift store for all your wants and needs.

A Visit To The Zoo

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We're happy to say we'll be back in Brisbane on Friday, Oct. 6th to play The Zoo, in celebration of their 25th birthday. Special guests for the evening are Shifting Sands and our very own J.P. Shilo. Tickets here.

We had a fine time at the Bearded Lady earlier this year - hopefully our hotel will stuff up our accommodation again and we'll end up in the penthouse like before. The lifestyle seemed to particularly agree with Evil G. Lee.

Hope you can make it.

Flying Saucer Club - Saturday, August 19th

After launching our new album to SELL-OUT SHOWS around the country, we’re looking forward to coming back to Melbourne to play the FLYING SAUCER CLUB, ELSTERNWICK on AUGUST 19th. Special guests for the evening are Sydney based folk-noir duo JEP & DEP. We'll be playing selections from the new album as well as the best of our back catalogue. Who knows, we might even take a request or two. A night of HIGH DRAMA, MOODY ROMANCE and EPIC SOUNDTRACKS is all but guaranteed. Hope to see you there. Tickets here.

THE LOLLY SHOP

Limited stock of both the ‘Close Your Eyes and See’ 12” vinyl album (autographed by the band) and the ‘Lover or the Loved’ CD EP (with its 3 exclusive tracks) available now from our online shop, along with an array of top-shelf singles, EPs and albums. Take a look here.