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ARCHER’S SWEETHEART TOUR

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Melbourne-based crooner ARCHER brings the past to the present with his ye-olden-day ballads from a time when basic manners mattered and true style was … well, in style. Archer’s new single, My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart is a beautiful rediscovery of Mike O’Malley’s little known original ballad from the 1950’s. It’s a sunburnt rambler and is as refreshingly humble as the man behind the voice that croons it.  It’s a deceptively simple tune, but therein lies the charm, a timeless little lovesong that catches in your bones, sung in Archer’s matchless and haunting voice.  The track was lovingly engineered by Alex Bennett (CW Stoneking) and recorded straight to tape, resulting in that perfect lo-fi feel.  Archer was honoured to put his spin on the classic, saying with his unreal Aussie charm, “It feels damn good to bring an old fair dinkum forgotten Australian love song out again.  It’s a huggin’ your Grandma kind of a song – livin’ and dyin’ music, somethin’ or nothin’ music.”

The enigmatic performer will embark on a massive tour that will hit capital cities and picturesque regional venues across the country throughout March, April and May, kicking off in Bendigo at Old Church On The Hill on March 17, and wrapping up with a headline show at The Gasometer in Melbourne on May 27.

In true Archer style, and in honour of all the sweet Aussie sweethearts out there, he is also offering free admission to any of his shows to all women over 65.  He will also be stopping off at nursing homes and retirement villages for free shows along the way, saying, “The nursing homes are the goldmines…the old people have much to teach us, and they can do a helluva lot more than just catch flies!”

ARCHER ‘MY LITTLE SWEET AUSSIE SWEETHEART’ SHOWS

FRI 17 MAR | OLD CHURCH ON THE HILL, BENDIGO VIC | ALL AGES
SAT 18 MAR | MAJOR TOM’S, KYNETON VIC | 18+ |
FRI 24 MAR | SMITH’S ALTERNATIVE, CANBERRA ACT | ALL AGES
SAT 25 MAR | TOOSES, BOWRAL NSW | 18+
WED 29 MAR | JANE’S, WOLLONGONG NSW | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY
THU 30 MAR | THE GRAND JUNCTION, MAITLAND NSW | 18+ | FREE
FRI 31 MAR | THE STAG & HUNTER, NEWCASTLE NSW | 18+ | FREE
SAT 1 APR | DJANGO BAR, SYDNEY NSW | 18+ |
SAT 8 APR | WEBB & CO, BATHURST NSW | 18+ | FREE
WED 19 APR | THE CAMBUS WALLACE, GOLD COAST QLD | 18+ | FREE
THU 20 APR | CAFE LE MONDE, NOOSA QLD | 18+ | FREE
FRI 21 APR | THE MILK FACTORY, BRISBANE QLD | 18+
SAT 22 APR | BISON BAR, NAMBOUR QLD | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY
SUN 23 APR | PAPER MOON CAFE, BRISBANE QLD | ALL AGES | DOOR SALES ONLY
MON 24 APR | NO.5 CHURCH ST, BELLINGEN NSW | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY
WED 26 APR | ELEMENT BAR, COFFS HARBOUR NSW | 18+ | FREE
THU 27 APR | TAPP BAR – PORT PANTHERS, PORT MAQUARIE NSW | 18+ | FREE
FRI 28 APR | HASTINGS HOTEL, WAUCHOPE NSW | 18+ | FREE
SAT 29 APR | FOX DEN CAFE, GLOUCESTER NSW | 18+ | FREE
SUN 30 APR | FLOW  BAR, OLD BAR NSW | 18+ | FREE
FRI 5, SAT 6, SUN 7 MAY | LOST HIGHWAY FESTIVAL, KARUAH NSW |
TUE 9 MAY | OLD BANK BAR, DUBBO NSW | 18+ | FREE
FRI 12 MAY | BELLS MILKBAR, BROKEN HILL NSW | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY
THU 18 MAY | THE GRACE EMILY, ADELAIDE SA | 18+
FRI 19, SAT 20, SUN 21 | PENOLA ARTS FESTIVAL, COONAWARRA SA | ALL AGES | FREE
WED 24 MAY | THE LOFT, WARRNAMBOOL VIC | 18+ | DOOR SALES ONLY
FRI 26 MAY | SOUND RECORDINGS, CASTLEMAINE VIC | 18+
SAT 27 MAY | THE GASOMETER, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+

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