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Floyd Thursby – Album Launch

Saturday, July 20, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

Doors open at 2:30 pm


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General Admission -200724
$ 30.00
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Available (and proof must be shown upon entry) for valid holders of the following cards: Australian Seniors, Australian Government Concession or Health Care, Veterans Victoria, University or TAFE Student or Educator, Music Victoria member, Melbourne Jazz Co-Op member, PBS FM or 3RRR member, anyone under the age of 18
$ 25.00
$25.00 – $30.00
Melbourne singer-songwriter Floyd Thursby launches his new album ‘Every Day’s Another Dance’ at the JazzLab on Saturday 20 July at 2.30pm with Dan Witton on double bass and backing vocals and Harry Lye on vibraphone.

The twelve new songs range from a simple love song and exercise in close harmony (Brenda Lee) to a satirical take on environmental issues (Brand New 4WD), from a homage to pioneering publisher and suffragist Louisa Lawson (O Louisa) to a tragic tale of a mining disaster (This Beating Heart).

The album has a number of songs written during the long dark days of Melbourne’s COVID lockdowns, which conjure feelings of love (Brenda Lee), hope (Every Day’s Another Dance) and anxiety (My Constant Companion), as well as older songs that for some reason focus on poultry: Turkey Tail Blues was inspired by the fried turkey tail snack Floyd found at a Samoan cafe in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, and The Ballad of Chicken Corner came from an appreciation of a local roast chicken shop. There’s also a rare cover, ‘Do not forsake me’, a beautifully crafted ballad from the acclaimed Western drama ‘High Noon’ (1952), Floyd’s father’s favourite film.

‘Every Day’s Another Dance’ was recorded and mixed by long-time collaborator Marty Brown (Art of Fighting, Clare Bowditch), who also provides percussion and occasional backing vocals, and will be available for download or CD purchase on bandcamp (www.floydthursby.bandcamp.com), or for streaming on all major streaming platforms.

“Floyd Thursby has a fascinating voice. But of course, all that would be insignificant without great songs as vehicles for that voice. Thursby has armfuls of them.” (Rhythms magazine)

‘A Thief’s Journal’ (2007) ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Radio Adelaide; ALBUM OF THE WEEK: PBS FM; RRR TOP TEN ALBUMS

‘To those in flames’ (2019) ALBUM OF THE WEEK: The Age, Brisbane Times & Sydney Morning Herald “a heartfelt collection of tracks, honed with the sweetest of attention to detail in the studio. While lyrically there’s much to enjoy here, Thursby’s guitar playing, on the title track in particular, are quite simply moments to savour. 3.5/5” The Age

‘Evocative lyrics and moody atmospherics drive home the message of the title track from the To Those In Flames album, confidently executed.’ — Christie Eliezer, The Music Network/Beat/Pollstar/Tone Deaf

‘The South Lands’ (2021) SHORTLISTED Music Victoria Awards

Everyone can see the stars: https://youtu.be/vQE49Vx2xUk?si=mZgUKWbKbh_CHcpU

Mary comes to Camberlea: https://youtu.be/Bm8jNsyYLIc?si=2iMIIXG4jSbtIcoK





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