Ian Bland will be launching his debut solo album”Drifter” in what will be a special evening at the Emerald Lounge, Clifton Hill Hotel on Saturday the 3rd of May.
He will be backed by the Lamington Drive Orchestra, all wonderful musicians
Mark Stanley- Drums
Alan Brooker – Bass
Peter Pascoe – Keyboards
Ed Bates – Pedal Steel
Greg Hunt – Violin & Mandolin
Peter Anderson – Accordion & Dulcimer
Robbie Melville – Guitar
Julie Buxton – vocals
Plus special guests

The show will be opened by one of this country’s finest singer song writers Dan Warner.

Tickets are now available for $10 presale or $12 at the door (unless sold out)

Tickets available by credit card using the shopping cart or for non credit card arrangements please use the contact form.

Doors open 7.30 pm and the show starts 8:00 pm
Saturday May 3rd
The Emerald Lounge
Clifton Hill Hotel
89 Queens Pde Clifton Hill

Look forward to seeing you there.

CD Launch Poster

Drifter the long awaited solo album from Ian Bland featuring a generous 15 tracks that cover topics ranging from life in the Australian bush to life in the suburbs to just life in general.Years spent building up his arsenal of observations and snippets of ideas, all captured in notebooks and just waiting for their chance to be turned into a song. Indeed even as “Drifter” is being released, Ian is already well into the writing for his next album.Drifter is full of songs that won’t be discarded after a couple of listens, songs that keep revealing ever more layers to intrigue you.Pick a song from the list on the right and then click on the play button and get a taste of how it sounds. It’s easier than reading another half a page of hyperbole telling you what it sounds like.Drifter Cover

The album was recorded at red room records melbourne and mt best gippsland

recorded and mixed by mark stanley
mastered by ross cockle at sing sing melbourne
produced by committee – mark stanley, greg hunt and ian bland
devil’s advocate – thatchBack Cover
front cover art – peter lorkin
rear cover photograph – nicola graham
centre photograph – kim horton
design concept – ian bland
layout & additional design – jools thatcher



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