MUSIC VIDEO FOR LAPSED CATHOLIC

Had so much fun making this video. It was made in various iconic locations around Gympie QLD on Gubi Gubi country. Shot by local photographer and filmmaker Leeroy Todd. I’d originally planned on making something down in Melbourne with my album band but the border situation made that seem unlikely. I kept running into Leeroy at my office (local cafe) and always chatting about film we decided to just go out and just film something on the fly. It’s the way I like to do clips, no crew, no fuss.

I recruited my two Godchildren Billy and Ivy (and a 1957 Peugeot 403 that you might recognise from a classic Oz movie) and we just spent a day going to locations around Gympie that had some meaning for me. They’re both creative kids so I let them choose their own outfits and actions in each scene.

This song Lapsed Catholic is the first track released from my upcoming album LIFE TAX out on the 4th March 2022.

Click on the picture below to watch

NEW SINGLE ‘LAPSED CATHOLIC’

Here’s the first single from my new album Life Tax which will come out in early March next year. You can stream the song Lapsed Catholic right HERE.

2021 XMAS TOUR

Very happy to say the border is open just far enough for me to squeeze through and play a couple of Xmas shows down south. As well as another short ramble among a few community halls in my native QLD. Have wanted to play the Balmoral Cinema in Brisbane for yonks and now it’s a reality. Please note that St Stephens in Sydney is still at less than half capacity so tickets are very limited and half sold already.

Saturday 4th December
WOLVI, QLD
Wolvi Hall
Doors: 6pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$26 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Sunday 5th December
BELLI, QLD
Belli Hall
Doors: 6pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$25 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Wednesday 8th December
MALENY, QLD
Maleny Community Center
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$25 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Thursday 9th December
BRISBANE, QLD
Balmoral Cinema
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$34 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Friday 10th December
MACLEAY ISLAND, QLD
Macleay Island Progress Hall
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$25 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Saturday 11th December
GLEN APLIN, QLD
Glen Aplin Hall
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
$23 + $2 booking fee
w/ Claire Anne Taylor
TICKETS

Friday 17th December
SYDNEY, NSW
St Stephens Church Newtown
Doors: 7pm (Early Show)
ALL AGES!
w/ Nina Gotsis Band
SOLD OUT

Saturday 18th December
TUMBARUMBA, NSW
Nest Cinema Cafe
7pm
ALL AGES!
$40 (with supper)
TICKETS

Sunday 19th December
MELBOURNE, VIC
Brunswick Ballroom
6.30pm
w/ Hannah Blackburn
SOLD OUT

DOUBLE J – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Very happy that Double J have let me at the controls for the whole month of November as the Artist in Residence. I’ll join you every week from the kitchen of my childhood home in Gympie to play the music that’s made me who I am. From musical postcards stuck to the fridge of my life, to artists I’ve met over years of touring all over the place, songs that deal with the anxieties of life, and music that’s inspired literature. You can tune in every Sunday from 3-5pm, but it’ll be also streamable through the Double J website for a few weeks after that. Episodes are found HERE as they happen.

LIVESTREAM CONTINUED…

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the show at Pomona! It’s still available to watch at your leisure for the next two weeks over the xmas period.

Info and tickets HERE

DARREN HANLON FAMILY CHRISTMAS LIVESTREAM SHOW

I have finally worked out this streaming situation. I’m sad I can’t reach you all this year so this seems like the only other option. It’ll be beamed out to you from the Majestic Theatre in Pomona on Saturday 19th Dec at 7pm, it’s a place that’s very special to me. And it’ll actually be live! No chance to edit out lyric lapses and broken strings. And there’ll be a chance for you to request songs (or heckle) from the comfort of your lounge rooms.

This means you’ll be able to watch it at 5pm in WA, 8am in the UK, 11am in Estonia… and that covers all my major markets. Sadly in the US it’ll be the wee hours of the morning, you’d have to be keen to actually watch it live. So for that reason, and anyone else who has plans that night, you’ll be able to stream it anytime for up to two weeks after the fact.

Shelley Short will sing some songs too, and there’s the possibility of other guests. Truly hope you’re able to dial us into your Xmas period!

Individual tickets are $20, with a $30 option if you feel like chipping in for the whole family. Once tickets are purchased you’ll be emailed instructions and an exclusive code which will give you access on the day.

TICKETS

CHRISTMAS IN QLD

Sadly I can’t do my usual national tour this year. The first time in 16 years I have to stay put. I’ll be playing this handful of shows around SE Queensland and all the venues have Covid safety procedures in place. I’ll be playing solo and bringing the family with me for a few singalongs. Hope to see you.

Friday 11th December
MALENY, QLD
Maleny Community Centre
7pm doors
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

Saturday 12th December
TOOWOOMBA, QLD
Bar Wunder
7pm doors

Friday 18th December
BRISBANE, QLD
The Triffid
Second show added!
6pm doors
TICKETS

9pm doors
SOLD OUT

Saturday 19th Dec
POMONA, QLD
The Majestic Theatre
6pm doors
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

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