Published on May 7th, 2018 | by admin
Guy Pearce Live at Arts Centre Melbourne – July 8
Acclaimed Australian actor and musician Guy Pearce will celebrate the forthcoming release of his second album, The Nomad, with an intimate, semi-acoustic concert at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse on Sunday, July 8, 2018. He will perform one show only in Melbourne, in between filming commitments in Europe and Australia. Pearce, on vocals, piano and guitar, will be joined by a four-piece band comprising of his long-time friend Tim Neal on keyboards, Marty Brown on drums and Steve Ely on electric guitar.
The Nomad, produced by Pearce’s old friend, celebrated singer/songwriter/producer Joe Henry, is a collection of deeply personal songs, all written by Pearce. Each song reflects upon the dramatic changes in his life since releasing his debut album, Broken Bones in 2014.
“I had a rather tumultuous year back in 2015. It began, sadly with my marriage coming to an end,’’ says Pearce.
“After going on the road to tour “Broken Bones” in February I then started work on some new material, which is essentially what’s formed this new record.”
“It is very personal and does delve into the melancholy at times but it also allows for that beautiful ‘silver lining’ that keeps us going in life. It was such a joy to collaborate with my old pal Joe Henry at ‘United Recording’ in LA. What an amazing and historic studio, and working with the musicians Joe invited was a truly inspiring and uplifting process.”
With a three-decade, internationally successful career as an award-winning actor, his debut album Broken Bones took fans and critics alike by surprise. His long-hidden musical talents revealed an accomplished pianist, guitarist, singer and songwriter, an artist not afraid to bear his emotions (soaring “Overflow ”, exquisite title track, “Broken Bones”) nor afraid to poke fun at himself,the quirky “Fly All The Way” and noisy “Leader Of The Land”).
Pearce then impressed local fans when he performed the album at sold-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney, before hitting the road with ex-Powderfinger veteran, Darren Middleton on their acclaimed multi-city ‘Broken Translations’ tour.
The second album invites the listener to feel up-close-and-personal with Pearce, who recorded The Nomad with an exceptional line-up of musicians: Patrick Warren (piano, Hammond B3 & synth), David Piltch (upright & electric bass), Adam Levy (acoustic & electric guitar), Jay Bellerose (drums & percussion), Levon Henry (sax & clarinet) and the Section Quartet Orchestra, with partner and mother of his son, actor Carice van Houten singing backing vocals on two tracks.
The Nomad will be released digitally worldwide on July 6, with CD and limited edition vinyl available in music stores in Australia and New Zealand and through www.guypearce.net.
WATCH: Guy Pearce performing The Nomad at his home studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ95Q1mqv-g
WATCH: Official video for the title track from Guy Pearce’s debut album, Broken Bones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5I62aD6qsE&feature=youtu.be
Arts Centre Melbourne in association with 123 Agency present
Guy Pearce Live
The Nomad Album Launch
8 July, 2018
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
Book: artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183