Josh Pyke set to fire
JOSH Pyke is one of Australia's premier singer/songwriters and with his chill blend of indie, it's only fitting that he'll be hitting the shores of Airlie Beach.
Magnums Hotel is set to host the experienced Australian artist this Sunday for his local leg of the But For All These Shrinking Hearts regional tour.
Known for his ability to weave intelligent lyrics with warm melodies and quirky song structures, Pyke is a modern-day storyteller whose unique and evocative use of both words and music places him in a league of his own.
His breakthrough single was Middle of the Hill, which made it to number 19 on triple j's 2005 Hottest 100 countdown and appeared on his debut release Feeding The Wolves.
Pyke followed up with the 2007 release of his debut album Memories & Dust , which hit the ARIA chart at number 4. The Gold record, hailed a "classic" by The Daily Telegraph and "world-class" by The Age, was acclaimed by critics and fans alike. It took out three ARIA Awards and was nominated for a J Award.
His second album Chimney's Afire debuted at number 3 on the ARIA chart, won an ARIA Award and achieved gold sales. He then followed this up with the 2011 release of his third album, Only Sparrows.
July 2014 saw the release of Pyke's fourth studio album The Beginning And The End Of Everything. Featuring singles Leeward Side and Warm in Winter, the album debuted at number 7 on the ARIA albums chart.
Showing no signs of slowing down any time soon, Josh Pyke released his fifth album But For All These Shrinking Hearts on July 31, 2015. It debuted at number 2 on the ARIA chart, making it his highest debut placement and fifth top 10 release in a row.
Throughout his career he has received four ARIA Awards, with a further nine nominations, and nine songs in triple j's Hottest 100 countdowns.
You don't want to miss this show.
HEADING TO TOWN
What: Josh Pyke
When: 8pm, Sunday, June 12
Where: Magnums Hotel