Eric Bogle with Emma Luker and Pete Titchener **CANCELLED**
Time & Location
About The Event
Eric Bogle is an Australian institution: a Member of the Order of Australia, 2001 Australian Humanist of the Year and a UN Peace Medal recipient, Eric also sings songs. For forty years Eric has toured the world with his music, inflicting his songs on innocent bystanders from outback Australia to the streets of Edinburgh, New York and many places in-between. Having toured North America eight times and Europe eleven times, on top of innumerable tours of Australia (and four previous visits to New Zealand), Eric has performed at many of the world’s major folk and music festivals and countless folk, footie, bowling and social clubs and arts theatres all around the world. After eight North American tours, eleven European tours, innumerable tours of Australia and four previous visits to New Zealand), Eric returns to Katikati. Eric has recorded seventeen studio albums and eight live albums in his long and outstanding career. He’s perhaps best known for his anti-war songs: The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – his tribute to the ANZACs of Gallipoli (“One of the world's greatest songs“ – Pete Seeger) – and No Man’s Land (aka The Green Fields of France – name-checked by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair as his favourite anti-war poem), but he has also written some of the funniest songs you’ll ever hear. Born and raised in the west of Scotland, Eric began writing when he was eight years old. Inspired by his first musical hero, Elvis Presley, he began his musical career as a teenager, playing rock ‘n’ roll around the Borders. Eric emigrated to Australia in 1969 and became a professional musician in 1980. A number of Eric’s songs have become international classics and recorded by Joan Baez, The Fureys, Mary Black, Donovan, Slim Dusty, June Tabor, The Corries, John Williamson, Billy Bragg, The Pogues and many others. An open-hearted writer and performer with a self-deprecating side – and an irreverent streak – Eric’s songs frequently focus on the human condition, injustice or inhumanity, and give a voice to the voiceless.
Doors open 7:00pm Show starts 7:30pm Intermission at around 8:30pm.
ADMISSION - Door sales only
Members just $15 Non-Members $20 Children free
Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits at break. A cash bar is available for wine and beer.