Kim Wempe comes to Australia for first ever tour down-under

Very much looking forward to the Tour of the lovely Kim Wempe who is coming to Australia all the way from Canada in December 2013 and January 2014.

Check out more here.  

K I M    W E M P E


“…one of those strong, raspy voices that’s only made better by whiskey and more emotive by a sad song. She embodies the storytelling nature of the country genre, that slow burning hurt we know to be true of the blues, and these soulful gospel melodies that recall something almost spiritual.”

Alan Cross – Canadian Radio Broadcaster and Music Journalist

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Born and raised in Saskatchewan, a small Canadian farming town, KIM WEMPE hit her musical stride after moving to the arts/cultural hub of Nova Scotia in 2008 to complete her Jazz Degree in Voice and record her 2009 award winning debut album Where I Need To Be. Following the much-lauded debut, the sassy Blues/Folk singer/songwriter collaborated with some of Canada’s finest musicians (Joel Plaskett, Old Man Luedecke, Thom Swift & Geoff Hilhorst of Deep Dark Woods) for her 2nd (award nominated) album Painting With Tides.  After four years of touring consistently, including performances at festivals & the Vancouver Olympics, Kim is set to release her third album and hit Australia for her first bunch of shows.


Kim Wempe’s new album Coalition is roots-tinged pop/blues influenced by Americana storytelling and gospel melodies. Produced by Newfoundland soul artist Chris Kirby, the album showcases Wempe’s powerful vocals like never before. Supported by an insistent kick drum, alternative percussion, layered guitars, blues organ, and a gospel choir, Wempe’s smoky voice pulls the weight of every song like an unstoppable train.  Released in Australia on December 7 through Code One/MGM, Coalition features the infectious single Never Promised You Nothing and a heartbreaking duet with Tim Chaisson for The Only One. 


Catch Kim Wempe performing on the East Coast in December & January.  Dates attached.


COALITION is out December 7 through Code One/MGM


“That’s the reason why Kim Wempe is going to be huge; she’s got the heart, she’s got the soul and she’s got the kind of voice that holds those who hear it tightly. That voice is magic and no one who hears it will be able to turn away from it.”  Bill Adams – Canadian Music Reviewer /


K I M    W E M P E


Friday 20th December 2013: Lizottes – Dee Why (NSW) With Diesel
Ph: (02) 9984 9933 or


Saturday 21st December 2013: Lizottes – Dee Why (NSW) With Diesel
Ph: (02) 9984 9933 or


Friday 27th December 2013 – Wednesday 1st January 2014:

Woodford Folk Festival – Brisbane (QLD)


Thursday 2nd January 2014: Café Le Monde – Noosa (QLD)

OZCAN Showcase

Ph: (07) 5449 2366 or


Friday 3rd January 2014: Old Museum – Brisbane (QLD)

OZCAN Showcase

Ph: (07) 32574089 or


Saturday 4th January 2014: Byron Bay Community Centre – Byron Bay (NSW)

OZCAN Showcase

Ph: (02) 6685 6807 or


Wednesday 8th January 2014: Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW)

OZCAN Showcase

Ph: (02) 9544 3844 or


Thursday 9th January 2014: The Basement – Sydney (NSW)

OZCAN Showcase

Ph: (02) 9251 2797 or


Friday 10th January 2014: Caravan Club – Melbourne (VIC)

OZCAN Showcase

Ph: (03) 9568 1432 or


Friday 17th January 2014: Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW) With Diesel

Ph: (02) 9544 3844 or


Saturday 18th January 2014: Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW) With Diesel

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CHARLIE A’COURT Australian Tour October 2013

I had the pleasure earlier this year of meeting this amazing Canadian musician, Charlie A’Court and now I get to work with him on his upcoming Australian Tour. See some info about the tour and tour dates below! Don’t miss him in an Aussie city near you. 

I’ll be at a few of the Sydney shows, the Melbourne show and the Sydney Blues and Roots Festival

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If you go down to the crossroads of roots and soul, you’ll find singer, songwriter and guitarist Charlie A’Court, whose honest purpose in life is to connect people, one emotion at a time. This coming October, Australia will once again be graced with the presence of Canadian artist Charlie A’Court. A’Court returns with his electric and acoustic mix of fabulous guitar riffs, booming vocals and soaring melodies as he continues promotion for his album ‘Sun Is Gonna Shine’ whilst touring the nation with Australian Blues legends Dave Hole and Pete Cornelius.


Fearlessly bridging genres and challenging stylistic conventions, A’Court has toured Canada and abroad, with headline performances at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival (CAN), Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival (CAN), Kerrville Folk Festival (USA) and Woodford Folk Festival (AUS). A’Court has shared the stage with high profile artists including James Cotton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Martin Sexton, Delbert McClinton, Colin James and Dan Aykroyd, Ian Moss, Diesel, and Ray Beadle.


Winner of the 2003 Best Blues Artist for his debut album ‘Color Me Gone’, 2007 East Coast Music Award for Pop Recording of the Year and 2007 Music Nova Scotia Blues Recording of the Year for his album ‘Bring On The Storm’, Charlie A’Court has walked the line between blues and adult contemporary and is synonymous with impassioned performances that grip an audience the very moment he takes the stage. His 2009 release, ‘Live At The Marigold’, was nominated for Blues Recording of the Year and Male Solo Recording of the Year, while earning him the honour of being named Nova Scotia’s top entertainer at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards.

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A’Court has harnessed influences from B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Albert King and channeled his inspiration into his latest recording, ‘Sun Is Gonna Shine’ which was winner of the 2103 East Coast Music Awards for both R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and Blues Recording of the Year, and is currently nominated for 2013 Blues Recording of the Year at the upcoming Music Nova Scotia Awards.


This tour will begin on Saturday the 5th of October at the Great Southern Blues Festival in Narooma followed by several dates with Pete Cornelius. A’Court will then join Dave Hole on his tour beginning at The Governor Hindmarsh in Adelaide after which A’Court will head back to Sydney from Friday the 25th of October for three consecutive days at The Sydney Blues & Roots Festival in Windsor. A’Court returns to The Sydney Blues & Roots Festival after wowing the ever-expanding audiences at last year’s festival where he made such an impression, he came out as the top merchandise seller at the festival. Continuing on with Hole, A’Court will head to the Central Coast, Newcastle, Sawtel and will finalise the tour at The Heritage Hotel in Bulli on Sunday the 3rd of November.  

CA Poster Oct 2013


Australian Tour October 2013


Saturday 5th October 2013: Great Southern Blues Festival – Narooma (NSW)


Wednesday 9th October 2013: The Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW)

With Pete Cornelius
Tickets from the Venue 02 9544 3844 or


Thursday 10th October 2013: The Vanguard – Newtown (NSW)

With Pete Cornelius

Ph: 02 9557 9409 or


Saturday 12th October 2013: The Heritage Hotel – Bulli (NSW)

With Pete Cornelius

Ph: 02 4284 5884 or


Sunday 13th October 2013: The Bunker (Coogee Diggers) – Coogee (NSW)

Tony Cini’s Blues Explosion With The JHD Revival Band

Ph: 02 9665 4466  –


Wednesday 23rd October 2013: The Governor Hindmarsh – Adelaide (SA)

With Dave Hole

Ph: (08) 8340 0744 or


Thursday 24th October 2013: The Corner – Richmond (VIC)

With Dave Hole

Ph: (03) 9427 9198 or


Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th October 2013: Sydney Blues & Roots Festival – Windsor (NSW)


Saturday 26th October 2013: Lizotte’s – Central Coast (NSW)

With Dave Hole

Ph: (02) 4368 2017 – Tickets:


Sunday 27th October 2013: Lizotte’s – Newcastle (NSW)

With Dave Hole

Ph: (02) 4956 2066 – Tickets:


Wednesday 30th October 2013: The Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW)

With Dave Hole
Tickets from the Venue 02 9544 3844 or


Thursday 31st October 2013: The Bridge Hotel – Rozelle (NSW)

With Dave Hole



Friday 1st November 2013: C.ex Coffs Harbour (NSW)

With Dave Hole

Ph: 02 6652 3888 or


Saturday 2nd November 2013: Wauchope Arts Council Hall – Wauchope (NSW)


Sunday 3rd November 2013: The Heritage Hotel – Bulli (NSW)

With Dave Hole

Ph: 02 4284 5884 or