Newcastle’s favourite adopted Melburnian JAMIE HAY has been dedicated to music for a vast portion of his life. From house shows, to huge festivals, international tours and regional youth centres, Jamie Hay has seen it all. Now the Conation/A Death In The Family/Fear Like Us vocalist opens a new chapter., with debut solo album KING OF THE SUN (out November 2) and a tour to accompany it.
King of the Sun was recorded in the midst of a Tasmanian winter with friend and fellow performer Lincoln Le Fevre. A swag of friends were invited to contribute, including Matt Bodiam (A Death in the Family), Adrian Lombardi (Blueline Medic), Carl Burnett (Arrows) and Liam White (The Scandal). King of the Sun is family affair, a community of friends chipping in, the kind of community Hay was borne out of. The release of this album has a similar philosophy; tiny Adelaide label Hobbledehoy Records (who released the Thieves 7”) will present the album with all due love and dedication.
Jamie Hay introduces the country to his record on tour alongside Lincoln Le Fevre from October to December. The thrill of spontaneity permeates every set; but there’s sure to be smiles, truthful remunerations, some fists in the air and of course that voracious voice that could only belong to Jamie Hay.
You can listen to the track ‘Rabbit On’ at Bandcamp now.
Jamie Hay – Tour Dates
w/ Lincoln Le Fevre
Wednesday October 24 – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS
Friday October 26 – Royal Oak Boatshed, Launceston TAS
Saturday October 27 – Red Hot Music, Devonport TAS
Friday November 02 – Venue TBA, Adelaide SA
Saturday November 10 – The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Thursday November 22 – X&Y Bar, Brisbane QLD
Friday November 23 – O’Dowds, Rockhampton QLD
Saturday November 24 – The Shed, Byron Bay NSW
Saturday December 01 – Lass O’ Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Sunday December 02 – Blackwire Records, Sydney NSW