Below is an extract from the official media release for the event:
Having both grown as strong independent acts that are now making waves around the world, the John Butler Trio and The Waifs are undoubtedly two of WA’s most prolific acts and they are thrilled to announce a special series of shows under the banner of ‘The Union of Soul ’.
These unique shows will take place throughout WA in January next year.
The John Butler Trio and The Waifs will perform at The Fremantle Arts Centre on both Tuesday Jan 22nd and Wednesday Jan 23rd. Then on Friday January 25 both bands will be joined by special guest Clare Bowditch and The Feeding Set at the Belvoir Amphitheatre and the three band set will continue as the tour heads south with shows on Saturday January 26 at Madfish Winery in Denmark and on Sunday Jan 27 at the Leeuwin Estate Winery, in Margaret River.
The Waifs are riding high with their new album SunDirtWater debuting at No.2 on the Aria charts and remaining in the top 20 for the last 8 weeks. The Waifs will be featured in one of the new episodes of Chaser War On Everything.
They have recently completed a sell out tour of the nation, securing rave reviews for their concert performances.
It’s been an extraordinary ride for the John Butler Trio this year with their new album ‘Grand National; debuting at No. 1 on the ARIA charts in March. Since then the album has delivered three radio hit singles and gone on to be accredited for double platinum sales in Australia whilst the band makes incredible in roads into all major international territories. The album is also nominated for the prestigious J Award (Triple J’s album of the year) which will be announced by Triple J later this year.
In April, the John Butler Trio recorded a very special performance at Melbourne’s Federation Square which featured all the musicians who helped make the ‘Grand National’ album, we are pleased to inform fans this is now available on DVD through ABC Music.
In other recent news, The John Butler Trio took out two awards at this year’s ARIA awards,those being for Best Blues and Roots Release and Best Independent Release, which coincidentally was presented by their good friends Vikki and Donna from The Waifs.