Gig: Hat Fitz & Cara – The Atkinson, Southport: Saturday, 28th March
Posted on: Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia. He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a record that is not likely to ever be broken, and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers.
Cara draws on her soul background (she’s toured Europe and the United States with singers such as Jamiroquai and the hugely popular Corrine Bailey-Rae), and although blessed with a sensational voice she was not content to be labelled as ‘just a singer’. She has taken to drumming duties as well as washboards, flute and tin whistle, sometimes all at once.
“Aussie bluesman and Irish Songstress get married, form a band and make great music together. This shabby hill country blues oozes cool”.? – Guitar & Bass
“Before you utter the words Sea…. ……, let me put you straight. This Australian/Irish duo is something else and something special” – Properganda Magazine
“With Wiley Ways, Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson have crafted as genuine a blues record as you can hope to find in this day and age – simple, powerful, full of the inherent realism we’ve come to expect from these two, a stellar effort.” – Samuel J. Fell, Rolling Stone
Hat Fitz & Cara take to the stage on Saturday 28 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 advance / £10 doors and are available online at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling theBox Office on 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.
Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales. From 1 April booking fees will increase to £2.50 per transaction.