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July 1, 2022

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This Saturday sees Tijuana Cartel’s guitarist/singer/songwriter take to the stage at Coorabell Hall for Noche Del Fuego with his 3-piece outfit Black Rabbit George. He is also joined by visionary bohemian rocker Felicity Lawless and her band. A one-time Byron Shire resident, she had a pre-show natter with The Echo.

Tell me where are you based now.

I am based in the rolling green hills of Tallebudgera Valley in the Gold Coast.

What does your music mean to you?

My music is my joy and my connection to people and spirit. The rhythm of our heart is the very core of life itself and so my music is my life.

What is the essence of good songwriting?

Expressing beauty, integrity and truth. Good songwriting comes from freeing yourself to express deep emotions in sound without inhibitions.

How does a song form for you? 

Some songs wake me up in the middle of the night demanding to be written; some I set out to ease my soul in times of distress; while some just pop out with my hardly noticing!

What is the song that you are proudest of, or means the most to you?

Love is the Answer off my new album Tails. It is about the cycles of life, joy and pain and being able to share that with people and always come back to love. It is also one of my favourite songs stylistically, blending quirky guitars with orchestral horn arrangements and soaring melodies.

What should we expect for your gig in Coorabell?

Awesome music and an uplifting space to dance, share, connect and indulge in auditory treats.

Saturday at Coorabell Hall at 7pm. Doors at 6pm. All ages $25. Tix [email protected] or on the door.

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