Starting next week Melbourne’s best kept roots secret Van Walker hits the road nationally to commemorate the launch his latest album Underneath The Radar (out now through The Fuse Music Group.) Van is set to bring to life the wonderful words and music that have made him a live favourite in his adopted home town of Melbourne and is sure to further cement his rightful place at the forefront of the Australian roots music.
Van Walker moved from the wilds of Tasmania to the big smoke of Melbourne in 2001 and spent the following decade creating an extensive catalogue of solo material. Word soon spread that this troubadour was bringing a new energy into a well-worn genre which culminated in Van’s first solo album The Celestial Railroad, which was acclaimed by Rhythms Magazine as, “”A hell of a prolific record, with song writing and delivery constructed to break the hearts of many in the Aussie Roots scene who have tried for years to express themselves in this manner.”
Following his releases The Last Record Store, Greetings from Penguin Tasmania, Love Fate, Bush League Bard among many others now Van, with Fuse, is channelling this amazing back catalogue of barely controllable creative energy into an introductory album for new fans: Underneath The Radar.
The album cherry picked a collection of incredible songs designed to announce to the rest of the world that Van Walker is a prolific song writing talent, a brilliant performer and a star worthy of wider recognition.
Van Walker’s Underneath The Radar Tour
Thursday 26 January – (AUSTRALIA DAY) – NEW DATE ADDED!
Old Hepburn Hotel w/ Liz
236 Main Road Hepburn Springs VIC 3461
(03) 5348 2207
Friday, 27 January 2012
Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh Victoria 3166
Tickets: $25 RESERVED SEAT $20 GENERAL
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Curtin Band Room, Carlton VIC 3053
Tickets: $15 door only
Sunday, 29th January – NEW DATE ADDED!
Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC 3925
Friday 3rd February 2012
Ararat Live, Ararat Hotel Red Room, Ararat
Bookings: Dave Nicholson: 0409 848 960
Saturday, 4 February 2012
The Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda SA 5352
Ph: 08 8563 2741
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton SA
Entry: Free entry
Thursday, 9 February 2012 – NEW DATE ADDED!
The Front Bar, Lyneham ACT
Friday, 10 February 2012
Petersham Bowls Club, Petersham NSW 2049
Saturday, 11 February 2012 – NEW DATE ADDED!
The Block – Private House Concert
Full details TBA
Sunday, 12 February 2012
The Grand Junction, Maitland NSW
Thursday 16 February – NEW DATE ADDED!
Black Bear Lounge, Brisbane, Australia 4006
Time: 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30
Friday 17 February – NEW DATE ADDED!
No.5 Church St (proudly presented by The Sonic Lab), Bellingen NSW
Tickets: $12 from venue or at door.
Time: 8:30 pm
Saturday 18 February – NEW DATE ADDED
The Treehouse, Byron Bay NSW
With Jimi Dowling
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
(08) 9757 2398
Friday, 24 February – NEW DATE ADDED!
Indie Bar – supporting Dave Mann
27 Hastings Street, Scarborough WA
Advertised time: 8:30pm
Tickets: $10 on the Door
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Fly By Night – The Fly Trap!, Fremantle WA
Tickets: $15+bf presale $20+bf door
Sunday, 18th March 2012 – DATE CHANGED!
Republic Bar, North Hobart TAS