ARARAT - Ararat Live is hosting a relatively new group on the scene this Friday night.
Band 'Raised by Eagles', a Melbourne based country-rock group formed in 2012, will be playing in the Red Room at the Ararat Hotel from 8pm this Friday, April 25 and as an added bonus they will be supported by 'Lost Ragas'.
Raised by Eagles is led by singer-songwriter Luke Sinclair and with Nike O'Mara (lead guitar), Luke Richardson (double bass), and Johnny Gibson (drums) they produce a full rich tone and melodies.
The band members are well established musicians and songwriters in their own right.
Luke Sinclair may be familiar to some of the Ararat Live audience from his performance on rhythm guitar beside his wife and her group - The Tracy McNeil Band. Luke is also known for his involvement with the 2005 band Idle Hoes.
This collaboration has seen Raised By Eagles fast establish themselves at the forefront of Melbourne's alternative country scene, charming audiences with their impressive blend of country, pop, folk and rock. Luke is being compared to luminaries like Matt Walker, Suzannah Espie, Van Walker and Liz Stringer.
For those of us who like to purchase the performers' CDs patrons will be pleased to learn that past Ararat Live performers - Van Walker, Liz Stringer and Tracy McNeil - lend their voices to harmonies and backing vocals on the band's self titled album. The result is a very lush, layered sound that's full of lovely, hooky melodies.
Raised by Eagles has been on tour with Lost Ragas for the past month playing in New South Wales and Victoria.
Lost Ragas is a four piece band consisting of Roger Bergodaz (bass), Simon Burke (drums), Matt Walker (guitar/vocals) and Shane Reilly (pedal steel).
They have just released their album Phantom Ride. Lost Ragas songs are made from quiet observations, emotive lyrics, gentle melodies, shuffling beats and Matt's stunning voice.
The last Ararat Live show, The Good Lovelies with The Little Stevies, saw the Red Room absolutely jam packed, unfortunately forcing some late interest to miss out on gaining entry.
Organisers have advised if you are planning to come to this week's performance it is advisable to contact Dave Nicholson to confirm.
Entry for Raised by Eagles show is $20 bookings can be made by contacting Dave Nicholson on 0409 848 960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details .