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'Cloud Appreciation Day' Matthew Sheens

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Jul 12, 2016 Updated Jul 22, 2016

New music this week by Aussie ex-pat Matthew Sheens, who's touring his latest album down under in July.

Originally from South Australia and now residing in New York, pianist and composer Matthew Sheens has brought his latest project to Australia. His new album, Cloud Appreciation Day, is itself a multi-national project, with recordings taking place in both New York and Sydney with different bands. John Patitucci (bass - USA), Gian Slater (vocals -  AUS), Tim Firth (drums - AUS), Alex Boneham (bass - AUS) and Alex Goodman (guitar - AUS) all make appearances on the record.

The 2016 tour kicks off in Melbourne, with stops in Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra and Adelaide. More info is available at Sheen's website.

In the band

Matthew Sheens; piano
Gian Slater; vocals
Lauren Roth; vocals
Aubrey Johnson; vocals
Tomas Cruz; vocals
David Lang; vocals
Alex Goodman; guitar
Alex Boneham; bass
John Patitucci; bass
Tim Firth; drums
Kenneth Salters; drums

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Rage Against the Dying of the Light'
2. 'Names'
3. 'Interlude No. 1: Rage'
4. 'First Orbit'
5. 'Cumulonimbus Society'
6. 'Interlude No. 2: Orbit'
7. 'A Midsummer Nightmare'
8. 'Cloud Appreciation Day'
9. 'Life Measured In Haircuts'
10. 'Interlude No. 3: Cloud'
11. 'Last Poem'

CD: Cloud Appreciation Day - Matthew Sheens (QFTF) Above audio will be available on this page for 1 month after the original broadcast.

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