The creators of the film El Mar, Mi Alma and the LP Headland sound/track have collaborated on a new visual album centred on the Lennox/Byron coastline. Headland returns to the Byron Theatre to celebrate the release of their second full-length album, True Flowers from this Painted World. The live performance will soundtrack the screening of a new film by local cinematographer Stephen L. Jones of Rebel Waltz Films. Steve’s newest work presents an intimate portrait of our local coastline and builds on the notion of land and seascape. The musicians providing the soundtrack are Les Dorahy, Lucy Fisher, Brock Fitzgerald (Wolf & Cub, Colourflux), Ken Gormly (The Cruel Sea), Murray Paterson (Dark Horses), Luke Daniel Peacock & Joel Silbersher (GOD, Hoss). In celebration of the joint release, the band will perform the new album in its entirety to accompany the premiere of the new film.
About the artists:
Les Dorahy A well-regarded visual artist and instrument maker, since 2006 Les has operated the Nashua Road recording studio and in recent times his creative interests have been directed towards the accordion, composition and audio engineering.
Lucy Lilian Byron-based violinist and filmmaker, Lucy has performed professionally in a variety of orchestras, ensembles and as an instrumental soloist with artists such as Tim Minchin, Marina Prior and the Russian Ballet Company.
Brock Fitzgerald Much sought-after multi-instrumentalist, his CV includes recording artists such as Wolf & Cub, Steve Smyth, Green Buzzard and Colourflux.
Ken Gormly ARIA award-winning bassist for The Cruel Sea and curator of a remarkable collection of oddball guitars.
Murray Paterson Best known as a musician/composer working with Tex Perkins and The Dark Horses and his compositions for Tex, Don & Charlie. In 2009 he and Perkins also collaborated on a film score for Rachel Ward’s feature film Beautiful Kate.
Luke Daniel Peacock Highly regarded leader of his own band, Luke also contributes to numerous Brisbane-based outfits including Halfway.
Joel Silbersher Singer/guitarist for seminal Australian rock band GOD who had an enduring hit with My Pal, written by Silbersher. Joel went on to form Hoss and Tendrils (with Charlie Owen). As a solo artist he released Greasy Lens in 2002.
Rebel Waltz Films (est. 2009) Is an independent production company from the Northern Rivers region of NSW focused on making premium screen content for local and worldwide audiences. Rebel Waltz Films produced the award-winning film El Mar, Mi Alma (2012) and are currently in development on several new documentary and drama projects.