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The Blackeyed Susans at Bellwether

  • Bellwether 14183 Riddoch Hwy Coonawarra (map)

Join Australian legends, THE BLACKEYED SUSANS at Bellwether. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy ' A strong and eclectic batch of atmospheric noir. ‘ (Steve Bell - The Music) All in the surrounds of the beautifully restored 150 year old Glen Roy Shearing shed.
Upon arrival enjoy your first glass of Bellwether wine and an ample supper, Thereafter Bellwether wines, and other refreshments can be purchased.

/ 8pm Thursday 16th MAY 2019

/ Glen Roy Shearing shed 14183 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra, South Australia

/ Music, food & first glass of wine $150 pp


Australian legends, The Blackeyed Susans were originally conceived as “holiday band” for The Triffids. They have received multiple ARIA nominations and toured with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Wilco, Marianne Faithful, Jackson Browne and INXS. They have been declared ‘national treasures’ by Rolling Stone and best known for indie hits Mary Mac and Smokin’ Johnny Cash.

Their members read like a who's who of the Australian Music Industry boasting members from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Dirty 3, The Triffids, The Scientists, Beasts of Bourbon, The Cruel Sea, Mick Harvey, The Drones and Augie March.

In 2017 they released their 7th studio album, "Close Your Eyes and See" which saw them perform at Sydney Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre and Port Fairy Folk Festival all with a string section. In this their 30th year, they bring their moody songs and op shop stylings back to Coonawarra in stripped back trio mode featuring core members Phil Kakulas and Rob Snarski with ex Triffid Graham Lee on pedal steel

"A strong and eclectic batch of atmospheric noir." **** 4 stars- Steve Bell - The Music

“Late night music for lovers” - Jeff Jenkins - Stack Magazine

“Close Your Eyes and See is the assured work of a confident and inspired band still at the top of their game” 8/10 - Graham Blackley - Beat Magazine

"A masterful comeback...these songs slow the pulse and nourish the soul" **** 4 stars - Doug Wallen - Rolling Stone Australia

"This slow burner of glorious post-punk pop earns the love over time" **** 4 1/2 stars - Chris Lambie - The Age