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Greg Arnold

Greg Arnold launches his solo record “Lost Marie”

on Sunday Nov 12 th at

The EAST BRUNSWICK CLUB, MELBOURNE.

Supported by Tim McClean and Skipping Girl Vinegar.

First act on at 2pm, Greg Arnold on stage at 3.30pm.

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Greg Arnold , APRA and ARIA award singer-songwriter behind folk rockers Things of Stone and Wood is back with a new solo album: “ Lost Marie” .

It is a collection of story songs:

As Arnold says: “I've been banging on about myself for about twenty years…I thought it was about time to make something up.”

And so, a cast of ex-cons, car-jackers, philanderers, disaffected Sydney émigrés, elderly musicians, delusional romantics, and conspiracy theorists are wrapped together in a warm blanket of acoustic instrumentation.

Arnold is ably supported by his band including Ian Kitney (Tim Roger's and the Temperance Union ) on the drums and long time musical comrade Pete Haydon - who delivers an extremely versatile brass, percussion and vocal performance.

In “Lost Marie” , the narrator waits for the gal, who is never going to leave town with him, to the soundtrack of a banjo and a saw.

In “Whisky Tango” , the muted trumpet and cabaret piano accompany a sin-bent loner into “the club at the end of love”.

A sad brass band is the fading sonic wallpaper for the central characters of “Bookish Boy” and she wants the world to end.

Arnold makes a brief unhappy cameo as the guy who is car-jacked - the album's only true crime moment.

“Lost Marie” is a moving collection melodic short stories, cohesively bound by a singer-songwriter who has learnt to keep it simple…and let the songs do the talking.

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