Bonjah kick off a national Australian tour tonight with their latest ‘Evolution’.
This first single off Bonjah’s much anticipated 3rd album due out later in 2013 is filled with the funky little hooks, driving drums and smoky vocal melodies that we’ve come to expect from the Kiwi lads who made Melbourne their home with a one-way ticket back in 2006.
Bonjah have come a long way from cutting their teeth in the Australian music scene busking full-time on the streets of Melbourne to hundreds of shows throughout Australia, London, Japan, Germany and New Zealand including Big Day Out, Greenroom Festival (Japan), JuWi Fest (Germany), Peats Ridge Festival, Pyramid Rock, St Kilda Festival, West Coast Blues & Roots and Woodford Folk Festival.
The national tour kicks off tonight at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne and here’s a little taste of what you can expect!
April 13 – The Corner – Melbourne VIC
April 19 – The Loft – Gold Coast QLD
April 20 – Big Pineapple Festival – Sunshine Coast QLD
April 20 – Sol Bar – Maroochydore QLD
April 21 – Hotel Brunswick – Brunswick Heads NSW
May 3 – The Gov – Adelaide SA
May 9 – Prince of Wales – Bunbury WA
May 10 – Quinndaning Inne – Quinndaning WA
May 11 – Fly By Night – Fremantle WA
May 22 – The Brass Monkey – Cronulla NSW
May 23 – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney NSW
May 24 – Heritage Hotel – Bulli NSW
May 25 – Baha – Rye VIC
I first met Tom Richardson at one of Melbourne’s favourite little indie bars, Section 8, where he was performing solo with Melbourne-based Kiwis, Bonjah.
Immediately fell in love his beautiful sound and shortly after Tom joined the bill for Hot & Delicious Group‘s inaugural event at iconic Melbourne venue, The Esplanade Hotel’s Gershwin Room, to help raise awareness for Oxfam Australia‘s involvement with Close the Gap.
After spending 2012 touring 14 different countries, Tom Richardson prepares once again to take his infectious personality and contagious melodies across the globe. Single-handedly entertaining audiences at major Canadian festivals, small bars in Europe and highland village tribes in Fiji, Tom heads into 2013 with new solo show, a large swag of songs and a guitar case full of stories.
Tom’s latest release “Song for Jens” is two years in the making & inspired by a German lady who contacted Tom who lost her son when he was just 21 years old. She asked if Tom could write a song to celebrate the life of her son and this beautiful little track is the result. Proud to call this guy our friend.
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