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Hannah Acfield: No Light Without Shade Tour – The Toff July 30

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

Hannah Acfield, like many of us, faced a few epiphanies during the ‘lost years’ of Covid.  But in direct opposition to the physicality of being locked down, Hannah rediscovered a freedom and revitalised sense of purpose through a total change in artistic direction.  The late 2021 release of her debut solo LP No Light Without Shade, was her blossoming. The album saw Hannah move beyond the folk sounds that had defined her early career (in duo The Acfields), and into the warmth and passion of soul music, a genre that drew out the best of her stunning vocals and allowed her to also explore new styles of song-writing. 

The response from media and fans alike was strong, with The Australian declaring the album a “triumph of talent” and of her vocals said “… an instrument of breathtaking dexterity that soars and swoops in equal measure” while I Heart Songwriting Club called the album a “masterpiece.”  The Courier Mail compared her to Linda Ronstadt, describing her voice as “extraordinary,” while City Hub declared that “Acfield owns soul”. 

Radio got behind the album as well – with airplay on Double and Triple J, nationally syndicated CBAA programs Dirt Music, BluesBeat and Aussie Music Weekly and great support from other community radio stations including Melbourne’s PBS FM, Triple R, Joy 94.9 and Southern FM, Sydney’s Eastside Radio, 2RRR and 2SER and Brisbane’s 4ZZZ to name just a few.

2022, and with live music restrictions hopefully now a thing of the past, Hannah Acfield is delighted to finally be able to perform the songs from No Light Without Shade to music fans as widely as possible.  Her record translates beautifully into the live arena, with Acfield a seasoned, warm and engaging performer, able to both charm and captivate audiences with her wonderful voice and beautifully crafted songs. 

This is, for Hannah Acfield, a new phase of her musical life, the importance of which cannot be underestimated; this album sets her prodigious talents free.  Catch Hannah perform throughout June and July on the No Light Without Shade tour.

NO LIGHT WITHOUT SHADE TOUR DATES

Fri June 10                 The Palais                                          Hepburn Springs                                    Tix & info

Sat June 11                Old Church on the Hill                       Bendigo                                                  Tix & info

Sun June 12                Wandi Pub                                         Wandililgong                                         Free, from 2pm

Sun June 19                The Wheatsheaf                                Adelaide                                                 Free, from 4pm

Wed June 29              Ararat Live                                         Ararat (full band)                                   Tix & info

Sat July 2                    Smith’s Alternative                           Canberra                                                 Tix & info

Sun July 3                   Petersham Bowlo                             Sydney                                                     Tix & info

Sun July 10                 The Bridge Hotel                              Castlemaine                                            Free, from 3pm

Sat July 16                  Junk Bar                                            Brisbane                                                  Tix & info

Sat July 30                  The Toff                                            Melbourne (full band)                            Tix & info

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