"Sorry father for it's been 3 monthes since my last update"
Well I've been off the air for a wee bit but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. If you've been following me on FB you would know I've been touring all around Australia with Jimmy Barnes, been over to Afghanistan to play for the Aussie troops with BENTO and have recorded the final tracks for the 2nd Album and just last night I played with the VOICE OF ROCK Mr. Glenn Hughes at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne.
2013 has been awesome so far. January and February I got to play with my long time friend Jimmy Barnes and band featuring Danny Spencer (gtr), Charlie Owen (gtr), Michael Hegarty (bass), Joe Accaria (drums), Mahalia Barnes (BV) and Elly May Barnes (BV). We traveled all around Regional VIC and NSW into Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast etc etc. Following us around on the RED HOT SUMMER TOUR have been THE BABY ANIMALS, DRAGON, IAN MOSS, CHOCOLATE STARFISH. What a line up of acts and what great bunch of people.
In MARCH I was asked by Ben Gillies of SILVERCHAIR if I would like to travel to Afghanistan to play for our troops in his new project BENTO. I was a little freaked out to start with but just couldn't miss out on the opportunity. And what an experience in was. We were to play on a triple bill alongside Guitar Virtuoso Adam Miller, Comedian Justin Hamilton and Australia's favourite 'know it all' Dr. Karl Kruszeinicki. We also had journalist Jonathon Moran following us around too. Click here for the piece he wrote on our time there. It turned out to be the funniest bunch of characters I've ever been away with. In amongst the jaw dropping seriousness of it all, the regimentation, the body armour, the firing of weapons into the hills outside the base, the red alerts, the Hercules plane rides we barely stopped laughing. For the most part we were surrounded by amazing people and soldiers from all the coalition forces which were extremely happy to have us come and break up the daily routine. To bring a little bit of home to them considering some hadn't seen home for 9 monthes or more. It was a proud moment for me and am so glad to have a new understanding of the situation there and general feeling amongst our troops.
In the final week of March, myself, Jan Bangma and Adam Church went into Jimmy Barnes's studio again to record the final tracks for the 2nd Album. BAM 3 piece style!!!!! We amazingly managed to record way more some than we need so now its a matter of working out which ones are gonna make it. I've made a conscious decision with this record to make it sound like we do live. The first Album, which I still love, was a collection of songs I had written over many years and covered many genres and sounds. When It came to tour the Album I quite honestly finally found my style, my strengths, my weaknesses and very quickly knew what path I wanted to go down. But of course l still had the Album to tour even though a lot of the material I now realised didn't suit me. So this Album is just HAMMOND, WHAMMY CLAVINET, BASS, DRUMS and SOUL SINGING. It is easily my best creation yet
April has already seen some action. With Jimmy Banres we've supported Bruce Springsteen, played alongside Aerosmith and Van Halen at the Stone Music Festival. But right now I'm in the middle of playing with the VOICE OF ROCK, Glenn Hughes from Deep Purple MK3, Trapeze and Black Country Communion. We played the Corner Hotel in Melbourne last night. The show was amazing. Glenn on Bass and Vocals, his amazing Danish Guitar player Soren Anderson, my drummer Adam Church on Drums and Myself playing Organ and Clavinet. Glenn is still electrifying. His passion and love on stage puts us all to shame. WOW!!!!! Unfortunately there's only one more show which is the Basement in syd thurs the 25th. Make sure you get there if you can.
The rest of year is looking very exciting. I've a lot of touring booked with people I can't mention just yet. And then the new Album will come out in September along with another Australian wide Album tour :-)
BTW for the tech heads. I'm planning on having the Keyboard rig from Hell for the Album tour. Hammond C3, Whammy Clav, A Leslie 147 or two who knows what else. Pictures to come
NEWS for you Adelaide Folk
Managed to squeeze a cheeky gig of my own at the the Semaphore Workers Club this friday the 11th in-between some Jimmy Barnes gigs. Will be a great night at a great blues venue. Expect alot of special guests from all round the country. So don't miss out!!!
After a huge 2012 for me. I've been enjoying taking a break from my shows and playing once again with Australian Rock Royalty Mr Jimmy Barnes. We've been touring since mid December and we go thru to March using my downtime to finish my second album which is sounding so good.
In 2012 I played 30 of my own shows all around Australia. Including Clubs, Festivals, Fairs, Supports, Underground Venues and Award Ceremonies. I released a Single from the next album which did far better than I anticipated. I recorded a new version of "Deep Purple"s "Highway Star" alongside Steve Vai, Chad Smith and Glenn Hughes. WOW!!!! And last but not least I got married. What a brilliant year!!!
Very much looking forward to 2013. The next will be coming out. Already some festiovals in the book. LETS GO!!!!!!! and see you at a show soon
Paper Plane SINGLE LAUNCH @ Newsagency
THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!! $15 Bring Your best Paper Plane :-)
Lachy Doley's PAPER PLANE tour ANNOUNCED!!!
NOV 2 @ The Governor Hindmarsh - Adelaide SA
NOV 4 @ The Wickham Park Hotel - Newcastle NSW
NOV 8 @ Manly Boatshed - Manly NSW
NOV 9 @ The Wharf at Wagstaffe - Central Coast NSW
NOV 10 @ The Newsagency - Marrickville NSW
NOV 11 @ Greenwell Point Hotel - Greenwell Point NSW
NOV 16 @ The Sol Bar - Maroochydore QLD
NOV 17 @ The Loft - Gold Coast QLD
NOV 18 @ Ric's Bar - Brisbane QLD
NOV 22 @ The Front Gallery - Canberra ACT
NOV 25 @ Glenelg Surf Club - Adelaide SA
NOV 29 @ Bar 303 - Melbourne VIC
NOV 30 @ Baha Tacos - Rye VIC
New single 'PAPER PLANE' to be released for FREE on NOV 1 to conside with national tour
I'm so happy to tell you that I've finished the first single PAPER PLANE for the new album. To conside with my 13 show national tour, I've decided to make it available to download for FREE for all of November. YAY!!! Stay tuned to facebook and everywhere else to get the link. AllI ask is you download it, enjoy it, share on fb and maybe come along to one of the shows and sing along :-)
TRIBUTE TO JON LORD
Since the passing of Hammond Organ legend JON LORD. I've decided to put on a very special show in honour of the great man and his genius and legacy.
I'm using my 'Organ In Rock' brand to present the show at Blue Beat in Double Bay, Sydney on Oct 5th. It will be a very special event featuring works from his entire career. I've put together a stella band including Simon Meli from 'The Widowbirds' on Vox, Brent Dehn on guitar, Adam Church on Drums, Jan Bangma on Bass and me on the Hammond C3.
You can purchase tickets for just $18 plus booking fee here. http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=59895
Was honoured to be asked to play on a new version of Deep Purple's 'Highway Star' as part of a tribute album to the band called 'Re-Machined'. The track consists of Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple MK3) on Vox and Bass, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) on drums, Steve Vai on Guitar and Me ripping the Hammond. The Album is a re-working of the classic Purple album featuring a track from Metallica, Iron Maiden and many more big name artists. This is a huge deal for me being Headhunted to pay homage to one of the world's greatest Organ players. Jon Lord is a huge inspiration to me, especially of late. He sadly passed away 2 weeks ago which makes it even more dear to me. I believe the Album will be released early September.
MUSICOZ AWARDS VIDEO IS UP!!!!!!
One Word: ReallyF#$kingGoingOffBAM
MAY 16, 2012Had an awesome night last night performing at the Musicoz Awards. Wow! What a Rush. I can barely remember it. Apparently I was this close to toppling the organ onto the ground. Such a pleasure to be surrounded by the amazing independent Australian talent, on and off stage.
Absolutely stoked my friends CHASE THE SUN got up for best Live act. If you haven't seen them make sure you do.
Also happy the amazing The Widowbirds got a nomination in. You'll be seeing a lot more from them.
Congrats to Tim Dixon for pulling off such a wonderful event and thanks for having me do my thing :-)
Independent music is the future so the more we can help each other the more we can achieve.
APR 18, 2012
Only a few days till my HUGE Vanguard birthday show this Saturday. Really looking forward to showcasing some new tunes. There are still tickets still availalbe so snap them up quick at http://www.thevanguard.com.au/shows/2012/04/21/lachy-doley/10567
Had such a wonderful time playing at the Bluesfest and then up to the Goldy then all the way to the Sunny Coast. Met some great people and had ball playing for you all. Big thanks to CHASE THE SUN who brought me up with them :-) Make sure you check them out!! http://www.chasethesunband.com/
More news is that I'm going to start recording for the next album in a few weeks. Should get 5 tracks down this round. Probably put out a single before the end of the year and release the album in FEB 2013. BAM!
APR 4, 2012
Extremely excited about heading up to Byron Bluesfest today. Opening the festival with my old band THE HANDS on the MOJO stage thurs at 4. Then hanging out til my shows with CHASE THE SUN at Currumbin Soundlounge on the 13th, Woombye Pub on the 14th and The Hoey Moey on the 15th. Very pleased to have my old mate 'Bruce Braybrooke' from THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS playing drums for me too. What an awesome couple of weeks
MAR 6, 2012
FEB 9, 2012
PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!
I'm in the running for the 'Peoples Choice Award' at the Music OZ Awards this year and really need your help.
If you could spare a quick moment of each day to click here and enter your email to vote that would be so greatly appreciated.
This award would mean alot to be and my career so see what you can do.
FEB 6, 2012Sun Herald Review 7/10
FEB 3, 2012
Where's summer? Thought I'd update my site while the weather outside is just appalling. Looks like its gonna be a big, exciting year me. I've a bunch of support shows booked with the fabulous WIDOWBIRDS and some festivals slots coming up aswell as some recording time booked for an EP release this year. Woo Hoo!! Lets get this business happening.
Also got some special shows as part of the STORYLINES concerts. I'll be performing alongside a heap of great aussie artists. Check the details out here.
JAN 10, 2012
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SHOW CANCELLED LEAVING ONLY DINNER
Due to over commitments I've had to cancel the 2 early shows on JAN 21. Leaving only the Dinner show at 7pm. So sorry for any inconvenience caused. However I'm lucky enough to announce that the wonderful Alison Avron will be supporting me at her wonderful venue. If you pre buy tickets here, You will get free delicous pizza from 'Supreme Gourmet Pizza Bar' next door :-). Thankyou everyone!!! Lachy
DEC 29, 2011
Hey peoples. What an amazing year it has been for me. Releasing a single in April and releasing the Album along with a 12 show national tour. Big thanks to everyone who bought the album or came to a show and all the great people I've been lucky enough to work with.
So excited about next year's prospects and can't wait to get things moving. Got a few new songs already and a very special intimate gig booked for JAN 21. It's called LACHY DOLEY'S 3 MAIN MEALS. It consists of 3 intimate shows in the one day. Breakfast show @ 10am, Lunch Show @ 1pm and Dinner show @ 9pm. Click here for more details and to buy tickets. All pre sales will include either breakfast, lunch or dinner :-)
DEC 9, 2011Wow. Thanks so much to everyone who came to the shows on the weekend. The Album launch at the Vanguard was unbelievable. What a amazing show. I'm still on a high from that one :-). Huge thanks to my band, Russell Crawford, Jan Bangma, Jak Housden and special guest Dario Bortolin for being amazing!!
NOV 28, 2011
Alrighty. The tour has been so much fun so far. Been quite crazy driving around in my tiny Mitsubushi Mirage packed to the rafters with gear. It performed like a trooper driving from Sydney to Adelaide then to Melbourne, back to Sydney then to Brisbane and finally back to Sydney. Go you good thing!!
Each show has been getting than the last so this Thursday at the VANGUARD will be amazing. Got a few extra players coming too. Make sure you book tix cos we already sold a third and rising.
Am feeling overwhelmed with the amount of Albums I've sold already. Thankyou so much for your support everyone!!! Don't worry there will be plenty of CDs at the Vanguard :-)
Also, Last night (The late great) Billy Thorpe won an Aria Award for his final album 'Tangier'. His was an inspiration and a true friend of mine. I feel so proud to have played all the keyboards on 'Tangier' and toured with him for the last 6 years of his life. Love and Miss you mate. If you look inside the sleeve of my Album you will notice it is dedicated to Billy Thorpe and his best mate Norm, who is unforgettable in his own right.
More touring dates to be announced soon
NOV 12, 2011
First gig of the tour is done. Wow what a great night at the Grace Emily! Full of so many familiar faces and a whole lot of new ones. Feeling the love right now big time. I think almost everyone who came bought an Album too which is a huge help so thankyou guys!!! Big thanks to my friends 'The Widowbirds' who opened up the the night . They're another part of the society which I like to call the 'Good Guys in Rock'.
So Melbourne here we come!!! Caravan Music Club tomorrow 3-6pm. A nice early one to start your sunday with. Got 'The Widowbirds' and local band 'The Backwood Creatures' as well. Can't wait!!! Hope to see you wonderful melbourne peeps there.
OCT 18, 2011
My debut album is out TODAY on itunes!!! Please go and check it out and grap a copy. There is alot of blood,sweat and tears in there.
OCT 13, 2011
Awesome news!!! The Album is out and available. You can purchase the physical CD for $25AUD which includes postage to anywhere in the world. Just goto my "SHOP" link to securely purchase via PayPal.
The Album will also be available on iTunes in November.
OCT 7, 2011
Lachy Doley's Album Launch Tour announced:
Nov 10 - ADELAIDE - Grace Emily Hotel
Nov 13 - MELBOURNE - Caravan Music Club
Nov 18 - NEWCASTLE - Northern Star Hotel
Nov 20 - BRISBANE - Jubilee Hotel
Dec 1 - SYDNEY - The Vanguard
Dec 2 - MAITLAND - The Junkyard
Dec 3 - THIRROUL - Beaches Hotel
Dec 15 - MANLY - The Boatshed
Dec 18 - WINDSOR - The Vault
Further details will be posted regarding tickets and other cool stuff
OCT 5, 2011
Good news!! My debut album 'Typically Individual Conforming Anti-Social' was sent to the printers last week and will be in my hot little hands next week. I'm setting up a webpage on this site to purchase the physical CD. The album will also be available on iTunes before the end of the month. It's been 3 years in the making and I am so so excited.
I've also scheduled an album launch tour for November playing Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and more. My good friends ,"The Widowbirds" will be supporting much of the tour. Really looking forward to performing these songs live to everyone and catching up with some old friends. Stay tuned for the exact dates over the next few days as well as more details and some incentives to score a free album.
MAY 30, 2011
Well it's been a month since the single launch which was just so amazing. The single has been doing well. It's already been played on many radio stations across Australia and abroad. I catured the launch on camera and will slowly start uploading to youtube, videos of some of tunes. The highlight for me was 'Mother'. Somehow we managed to make it even more epic than before :-)
APR 29, 2011
Woo Hoo!! 'PRESSURE OF THE COOL' has been released today.
SPECIAL OFFER: If you purchase 'Pressure Of The Cool' before Fri 06/05/11 and leave a review on iTunes. I will email you a special acoustic version of one of my tracks. Just make sure you are a fan of 'Lachy Doley' on facebook and leave your fb name or ID somewhere in the review.
APR 25, 2011
Forget the royal wedding and come to my Single Launch Instead. This also means only 4 more sleeps till you can buy 'Pressure Of The Cool' on iTunes. There will be a special annoucement on thursday regarding a special offer so stay tuned
MAR 23, 2011
My single launch has been finalised. It will be held at the classic Sandringham Hotel in Newtown on April 29
MAR 11, 2011
Lachy Doley's debut single "Pressure Of The Cool" to be released on iTunes April 29.
Mar 8, 2011
My song "Pressure Of The Cool" has made it to the semi finals of the International Songwriting Competition.
Pretty happy with that considering the millions of entries from around the globe :-)
Mar 4, 2011
Woo Hoo! Today I reached 2000 iLikes on my Face Book page
Feb 20, 2011
This was printed in Adelaide Now section of the Adelaide paper regarding my stella performance at the Adelaide FUSE festival