The East Pointers - World Music

Sat 21 Mar

Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, The East Pointers are returning to Cairns.

Tim Chaisson (vocals/fiddle/percussion), Koady Chaisson (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) and Jake Charron (guitar/keyboards), already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, have made sure their third album, ‘Yours To Break’ will light a path for a new generation of music lovers who don’t care for labels.

The East Pointers have always been musically complex and technically brilliant, the core is definitely traditional Celtic, but on the new album, fiddle tunes are grounded in complex rumbling bass lines, a dirty Americana exploration turns on a dime into a light hearted guitar feature with flamenco reference palmas, playful keyboard tones turn traditional solos into urgent dance-party journeys, and off-the-leash festival jam sessions give rise to vocal numbers that are either perfect pop songs or moving tributes to the home and people they love.

“Canadian trio the East Pointers barnstormed the place, with another musical gear always in reserve when required.” The Australian

“The East Pointers are one of the hottest young traditional folk bands on the planet.” Geoff Wood, ABC Radio

  • Cost: $35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee
  • Doors: 6:30pm
  • Show starts: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Tank 5 - Seated / Standing
  • Support: John Buttigieg
  • Food: Flavours of India
  • Rating: PG
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