Canadian trio to perform in Ararat

Ararat - Canadian trio The Good Lovelies will appear as part of Ararat Live this week.

After appearing at the Port Fairy Folk Festival they have now headed to New South Wales and Canberra before returning to do a few more shows in Victoria. Luckily for Ararat they are heading to Ararat Live with crowd favourites The Little Stevies as their support band.

The Good Lovelies and The Little Stevies will be performing for Ararat Live this Thursday March 27 in the Red Room at the Ararat Hotel commencing at 8pm.

Funny and upbeat, with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies' textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty stage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape since they joined forces in 2006 for their first show at Toronto's funky Gladstone Hotel.

The Good Lovelies (Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore) were friends first when they decided to take the leap from their day jobs and head out on the road making music across Canada.

Their tireless rain or shine outlook and undeniable mutual respect have helped the trio weather years of constant touring. With jaunts to Australia, the UK and the US, the Good Lovelies' road-tested tenacity will bring them further afield than ever before.

Lighthearted songwriting and irresistibly buoyant dispositions have made them the darlings of the summer festival circuit. Their newest release, Live at Revolution - and winner of two 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Vocal Group and Best Ensemble - highlights the energy and variety of their live show. The album includes a few choice cover songs, including the 1930s tune 'The Heebie Jeebies', Bruce Springsteen's 'State Trooper' and Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' as well as well chosen collection of their original songs, including two previously unreleased tunes.

Their albums, like the Good Lovelies, have a universal appeal, sure to please not just their fellow Canadians, and Aussie festival goers but also the Ararat Live audience.

Entry for The Good Lovelies show is $20, bookings can be made by contacting Dave Nicholson on 0409 848 960 or email: araratlive@davidsmedia.com with your details or check out the website. There is also a Facebook group 'Ararat Live'.

Ararat Live is a not-for-profit collective whose main objective is to support original music. All ticket fees go to the performers and to support future events. All Ararat Live shows are open to the general public but potential guests are encouraged to get on the mailing list.

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