Wayne Gillespie & Famous Blue Raincoat (with Rob Grosser)

Wayne Gillespie and Famous Blue Raincoat - No Cover Charge Paid - No Cover Songs Played

Date: 23/06/2024 05:00 PM

Sun, 23 Jun 2024, 5:00 PM

Bayview Hotel

166 Victoria Rd, Gladesville
Event Info:

Gillespie (often described as the NZ Paul Kelly) presenting his powerful songs with 6 piece band Famous Blue Raincoat:
New Single Seconds out 29/5/24Special Guests for the Bayview gig include Christian Marsh -Harmonica (Ed Keupper/Kevin Borich) , Mal Green -Drums (ex Split Enz) and Ian Lees (Moving Pictures/Kevin Bennett) on Bass

35 years after launching his NEW LOCATIONS album at the Bayview Hotel in 1988 Wayne Gillespie and his band Famous Blue Raincoat return again to play songs of their latest album FRAZZ (and back catalogue) on Sunday 23 June 5-7.30pm.

Live Band: Wayne Gillespie -Guitar/Vocals, Mal Green - Drums (ex Split Enz), Ian Lees - Bass (Kevin Bennett/Moving Pictures), Christian Marsh - Harmonica ( Ed Keupper/Kevin Borich) , Mel Forbes - Guitar/ Vocals (Swamp Daisies) & Don Hopkins - Accordion/Keys

"When I say this new album from WAYNE GILLESPIE & FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT is all over the place I mean it as a total compliment, such is the diversity of songs, styles and sounds on it. That's why they call it FRAZZ - think Folk, Rock and Jazz. . . it's FRAZZ! I love it and hope you find time to spend some time with it and embrace the songs here as I have." Stuart Coupe

No Cover Paid No Covers Played


Kiwi Born Sydney resident, Singer-songwriter Wayne Gillespie released his 6th album FRAZZ with band Famous Blue Raincoat on 24 June 2022.

Gillespie cut his teeth playing London Folk Clubs and Busking in Paris Metros, making the finals of the NZ Music awards in 1984 & 1988 before relocating to Sydney. Gillespie has performed with the likes of Suzanne Vega, Chris Whitley, Stan Ridgeway, Ed Keupper, Margaret Urlich and Dave Dobbyn.

Wayne Gillespie & Famous Blue Raincoat Launch Single "Seconds"

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