Rory Ellis & The Devil's Right Hand comes to Sydney and how!
At Humph Hall they will be performing stripped down songs from Rory’s last 10 albums in an all-acoustic setting.
No PA, no tricks, just voice and instruments and every nuance to be heard in a wonderful setting for the listening crowd.
With stories by the ton, Americana music with a delicate wrench, this highly engaging trio will make you laugh, yell, shed the odd tear and possibly break into a raging two-step when you least expect it.
No pressure, only if you feel the urge. It features:
- Rory Ellis (vocals, acoustic guitar, octave mandolin & crowd control)
- Christian Marsh (a world renowned master of the Chromatic and Diatonic Harmonica, to make you wonder how’s that possible)
- Peter Kreft (one of this country’s finest little secrets on Bass. A rose between two thorns maybe? Intrigued?)
Fact is, Rory has also performed extensively over many years at some of the best venues and festivals internationally and in Australia including:
- Isle Of Wight Festival (UK)
- Larmer Tree Festival (UK)
- Shetland Folk Festival (UK)
- Maryport Blues Festival (UK)
- Port Fairy Folk Festival (AU)
- National Folk Festival (AU)
- Thredbo Blues Festival (AU)
- and so many more.
Furthermore, he has also performed alongside greats such as Robert Cray, Richie Havens, Charlie Mussellwhite, Eric Bibb, Jackie Leven, Pokey La Farge, The Beautiful Girls, Diesel, James Reyne, The Black Sorrows, Renee Geyer, Russell Morris and Brian Cadd - the list goes on.
An underground hero of Americana, it’s been whispered. A master songsmith, many have said. Yet, lauded by media worldwide on every single album to date. Sound too good to miss?
We’ll, together these guys bring their massive individual histories into a formidable team for one reason. That is, to make sure you go home with a great memory, highly entertained, and knowing that you just made an important visit.
More info on their web site.
"On the crossbench between blues and country, Rory Ellis drives home a vision of survival on ‘Inner Outlaw’. We’ve always known Ellis was the real deal, but this locks down his rights as one of the finest. Take this one for a ride tone hounds." - 'Salty' (Salty Dog Blues n Roots Podcast Australia)
"The new album by Rory Ellis is a masterclass in songwriting and performance. 9 albums in and getting better all the time." - Neil Rogers (3RRR, Melbourne)
"Rory Ellis has taken his work to a new, higher level with his latest CD titled INNER OUTLAW. His maturity as a songwriter shines through the varied material, delivered as always with that signature voice. The production is cool and laid back allowing each song to make an indelible mark." - Keith Potger AO (founding member of The Seekers)
"Rory Ellis is an insightful singer/songwriter whose understanding of the human spirit allows him to share the peaks and troughs of everyday life with those of his audience. His latest release 'Inner Outlaw' is full of beautifully crafted narratives that will resonate with anyone who cares to share his journey'. - Billy Pinnell (3AW)
"Rory Ellis has a tone that flows like molasses. His lyrics wrap around the heart and give to it either warmth or tear it asunder. When the big fella lets roar, you’ll hear the pleas from the back of the room without the need of the sound system. With a catalogue of incredible albums already under his belt, he only seems to get better with every release." - David Prior (ABC Sydney)
"Rory Ellis has been a singer/songwriter for over 30 years and while a lot us have heard of his name, he is not exactly what you would call a household name. I have known country music for nearly 57 years and I only knew his name. I think that this album will change a lot of people’s knowledge and opinion. His voice and his music are a mixture of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Waylon Jennings and others of the folk/Americana (Alt. Country) field. His voice is gravelly, soulful and mixed with a heavy swag of blues. He could have very easily fit into the band, The Highwaymen, maybe they are recasting with only Kris and Willie left. - Kaz Johnson