Coolum Beach
Coolum Beach, Queensland

The Nightwatch Tour

With roots deep within the red soils of Indigenous Australia and Africa, Deadly Award Winners Banawurun are set to embark on a massive 20+ date national tour. Crossing from coast to coast, beach to bush, the Nightwatch Tour is set to see Banawurun announce themselves across the nation.
Having won the hearts of Australian audiences with a string of acclaimed festival performances, The Nightwatch Tour sees the Brisbane five-piece step onto the national stage to deliver the next installment of their soulful future roots and hypnotic outback Motown.

As those who have seen them in the flesh will know, this is first and foremost a live band and it is on stage that the magic truly happens. Distinctly Australian yet internationally focused, Banawurun make music for movement as infectiously danceable as it is socially and politically charged.

Recently re-named by a Gu Gu Yelangi Elder, Banawurun (meaning running water and formerly known as Troy n Trevelyn & The Tribe) was formed in 2004 by aboriginal man Troy Brady and Matabele Zimbabwean woman Trevelyn Brady. The band serves as a vehicle for bringing awareness and change to social inequalities by promoting through their music a message of equality and freedom.

Of course, whilst distinctly home grown in nature, Banawuruns songs are universally relevant. This was confirmed with the bands 2006 tour to the US, which culminated in a showcase performance at the world famous Viper Room in Los Angeles as part of MUSEXPO. Here delegates and press affectionately labeled Banawurun The poster children of Australia.

Musically rooted within the cultures of the two singer songwriters, Banawurun takes the baton from iconic acts like Yothu Yindi and the Warumpi Band, fusing traditional indigenous instruments and ideas with new roots music sensibilities. With three EPs released throughout 2007 each with the expert production of ARIA award winning producer Paulie B (George, The Beautiful Girls) This upcoming national tour serves as a teaser and precursor to bands debut full-length release.

There is no band whose distinctly Australian, culturally vital and sonically powerful music stands to represent the new roots music movement like Banawuruns does.

The Nightwatch Tour

Friday June 6 to Monday June 9 The Dreaming Festival, Woodford
Tix: or at front gate

Thursday June 12 The Beach Rd Hotel, Sydney
w/ The Jesse Morris Band + Foreign Dub Soundsystem

Friday June 13 The Espy, Melbourne
w/ Mista Savona, Mr Laneous & The Family Yah

Saturday June 14 First Floor, Melbourne
w/ SiB + Mr Laneous & The Family Yah
Tix: $10 on the door

Sunday June 15 The Republic Bar, Hobart
Tix: $10 on the door

Wednesday June 18 Mojos Bar, Fremantle
w/ Simon Kelly
Tix: $10 on the door

Thursday June 19 Indian Ocean Hotel, Perth

Friday June 20 Settlers Tavern, Margaret River

Saturday June 21 Dunsborough Hotel, Dunsborough

Sunday June 22 The Darwin Fringe Festival, Darwin

Friday June 27 The Green Ant Cantina, Cairns
w/ Mr Laneous & The Family Yah + The Rude
$5 on the door

Saturday June 28 Kuranda Roots Festival, Kuranda
Tix: TicketLink (07)4031 9555, Shiva Moon & Kuranda Video Shop, or at the front gate

Sunday June 29, Cairns Esplanade Lagoon Stage, Cairns

Sunday June 29 The Shrubbery, Mission Beach
w/ Mr Laneous & The Family Yah
Tix: TBA at the door

Thursday July 3 The Troubadour, Brisbane
w/ Mr Laneous & The Family Yah
Tix: $12/$15 at the door

Friday July 4 The SolBar, Coolum
w/ Mr Laneous & The Family Yah
Tix: $10 at the door

Saturday July 5 The Rails, Byron Bay
w/ Mr Laneous & The Family Yah

Friday July 11 National NAIDOC Official Luncheon, Canberra

Friday July 11 The Transit Bar, Canberra
w/ Casual Projects

Friday July 18 The Sound Lounge, Gold Coast
w/ Kooii & Grassroots Street Orchestra
Tix: $14 @ or $16 at the door

Sunday July 20 Brisbane Festival: Racecourse Rd Street Party, Brisbane

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Added by heapsaflash on June 5, 2008