Leave On A Light - Remembering Karl Broadie
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
A group of Australian musicians are playing a series of gigs in the UK to celebrate a dear friend who passed away in 2016, award winning singer-songwriter Karl Broadie. A Scots born musician who grew up in Edinburgh and London and set out for the Antipodes in the late 1990’s, Karl was a touring and recording artist signed to Independent label Laughing Outlaw and to the ABC music label, the equivalent of BBC Music. Karl was a much respected songwriter, winning the Americana section of the International Songwriting Competition with Black Crow Callin’, the title track to his second album, (Universal Music 2004). He continued to create memorable songs and albums, working continually until a sudden illness took him too early in April 2016.
Karl was so involved in creating and influencing a community of performers and writers during his time in Sydney, that many of his friends and peers felt moved to bring his songs back home as a tribute to the man and his art. In that spirit a group from a regular gig Karl ran at The Bunker in Coogee are coming to the UK to play his songs and tell stories to the people who missed all the tribute gigs that flowed in Australia after his untimely passing.
Among the performers are –
Mags Stewart - A singer-songwriter who Karl mentored and produced her very fine debut album
John Chesher – A Canadian singer-songwriter who has played internationally.
Matt Thompson – A Bunker regular and accomplished songwriter and performer.
Archie Petrie – A fiddler from Glasgow and Bunker regular.
Rachel Webster and Gibbo Gibson – Accomplished country musicians who worked closely with Karl
Micky Blue Eyes – Produced Karl’s first two albums, toured extensively with Karl and a Bunker regular.
- Special guest at the London show - Cengiz Dervis (Actor, writer, former kickboxing champion) and Karl Broadie met at School and these two crazy creatives became best buddies spending many years working together in bands and as a duo before embarking on solo careers. Cengiz went onto release a bunch of material before shifting focus to his acting career and their beautiful friendship lasted a lifetime!