CANCELLED Michael Waugh
July 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm AEST
$ per ticket
Michael Waugh is coming to the Franklin Palais
Saturday 9th Jul 2022 7:00 pm
Tickets $35 Adult $30 Concession
Michael Waugh is a songwriter’s songwriter, a compelling live performer and an extraordinary storyteller. Among his admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle, alt. country luminary Shane Nicholson and Josh Cunningham from The Waifs.
Michael’s latest album The Cast , released in August 2021, won a Golden Guitar award for Heritage Song of the Year (Dirty River) and a nomination for Alt Country Album of the Year.
His 2019 album The Weir received two Golden Guitar nominations – Male Artist of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year – as well as a nomination at the 2020 Victorian Music Awards.
Michael’s insightful tributes to friends, family and parenthood are simultaneously deeply personal and nationally recognisable; we see our own brothers, parents, pubs, rivers, struggles and joys reflected in the faces of those characters who live large in Michael’s songs.
“When Michael Waugh opens his mouth, you should listen”.
Andrew McMillen – The Australian
“Over the course of three previous albums Michael Waugh has established himself as one of Australia’s finest songwriters. With The Cast he ups the bar even further and then leaps over it. This album is right up there with the Swans 2005 Premiership team in terms of class, ability, character, depth, emotional content and sheer breathtaking displays of talent. I don’t offer higher praise.” Stuart Coupe – author, music commentator and radio presenter
I truly believe he is one of the most important artists making albums today. You’d be wise to get amongst it, as he will go down in history as one of Australia’s great storytellers. Bank on it.
“Waugh shapes and colours his songs with the kind of unique Australian qualities associated with Tim Winton and Paul Kelly.” Rhythms Magazine
“Like John Schuman, Shane Howard & Don Walker – Waugh writes with passion and probity about his own country.” 4 1/2 stars The Australian
“Michael takes all these elements of the human condition and lyrically moulds them into something that is very special indeed, the mark of a compassionate and insightful human being and a gifted songwriter.” Eric Bogle
“Michael Waugh inhabits the characters and places in his songs with accuracy and sensitivity. Experiencing his new record, made me feel like I’d encountered something that had genuinely made me a better, more empathetic person.” Josh Cunningham – The Waifs
Michael Waugh is the quiet observer of the real Australia. His lyrics and the topics he covers always stop me in my tracks and The Cast is no exception to this. Paired with a little more 80s aussie rock influenced production this time around it just takes you right to the moment without feeling forced. Unassuming and brilliant. Fanny Lumsden
“Michael Waugh is the guy everyone needs as a friend. A great listener and interpreter of life in song. I see the pictures he sings about while laughing and crying at the same time. A gifted story teller.” Felicity Urquhart
Another fantastic and deeply insightful album from Michael Waugh. So honest, so real you feel as a listener you’ve known him your whole life. It’s amazing how his songs can be so personal and yet so universal. Nick Wolfe – The Wolfe Brothers
I’m a fan ever since hiding in the corner at a gig a couple of years ago. Beccy Cole