Ill Starred Captain coming to Penong

Scott Bassham

Scott Bassham

SOUTH Australian band Ill Starred Captain will be back on home soil on Eyre Peninsula next week as part of a series of live shows around Australia.

The band will play a number of Eyre Peninsula dates as part of a national tour, including shows at Penong Hotel on Wednesday, January 18, the Pier Hotel in Port Lincoln next Friday, January 20, Pub in the Scrub at Coffin Bay on Saturday, January 21 and Hotel Arno at Arno Bay on Australia Day, Thursday, January 26.

Ill Starred Captain has just wound up an exceptionally busy 2016, playing numerous live shows and travelling thousands of kilometres across the country.

Over the 16 years the band has existed, Ill Starred Captain have proven themselves to be one of Australia's more resilient and creative music acts.

Comprised of singer, songwriter and guitarist Scott Bassham and drummer Justin Francis, the duo kick a brand of folk/punk/surfadelic sound that leaves crowds in awe that they are only a two-piece outfit.

Ill Starred Captain have placed great value in developing their own musical and creative pathway, self reliance and a dedicated work ethic that has allowed them to survive and prosper for many years during dramatic changes within the music industry.

Ill Starred Captain is now recording their fifth album with Dave Lokan at Big Sound studios in Adelaide as they have done for all titles released on their Seawitch Music Label.

The band still thrives in the live environment providing an energy charged and highly memorable performance as demonstrated with recent gigs around Melbourne, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

“A new year is now upon us and the band will be undertaking a national tour and will perform in your town where you can witness a band that truly demonstrates what it means to be alive and well within the Australian recording business,” Francis said.