‘I’m Not Around’ is the first single from an exciting new collaboration between three-time ARIA Award nominated songwriter, Danny Widdicombe (The Wilson Pickers), and the world renowned powerhouse instrumental trio Trichotomy (Sean Foran, John Parker and Samuel Vincent). ‘I’m Not Around’ is from their forthcoming album Between the Lines.
‘I’m Not Around’ tackles Danny’s inevitable brush with depression after dealing with the trials and tribulations of living with leukaemia for over 24 years. Fresh from another hip replacement (the complications from leukaemia are seemingly never ending), Danny is back on his feet, armed with his finest solo album to date.
Cam Mackellar, grandson of Dorothea (of ‘I love a sunburnt country’ fame) takes up the story… “This is Russian humour at its finest. (“Soviet microprocessors are the biggest in the world!”) John Parker’s drums swing easy like grass skirts in the Pacific breeze as Sean Foran’s Fender Rhodes, Samuel Vincent’s double bass and Danny’s pedal steel dress up this death wish in a Hawaiian shirt. Danny croons, “The tide washed me away / The river dragged me down / Now it’s better for everyone / If I’m not around” as Kristin Berardi sings with him like a siren to a shipwreck. Through a distant Space Echo I could hear my friend Richard Swift slipping away, asleep in his car…All the angels sing “Que sera sera”. Stick around Dan.”
‘I’m Not Around’ is out 11th June through Futurfonic Records.
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DANNY WIDDICOMBE is part virtuoso guitarist, musical director, songwriter, singer and story teller. He is based in Brisbane, Queensland and is best known for his folk / country / blues stylings. Danny has released three albums as a solo artist, another three with his band The Wilson Pickers and has appeared on a myriad of albums playing as a session musician. All three of The Wilson Pickers albums have received the much sought-after accolade of being nominated for ARIA Awards as well as a Golden Guitar nomination in 2017 for their latest release. He is currently a member of the renowned Australian band The Go-Betweens and has won the prestigious GW McLennan Memorial Fellowship, a Queensland Music Award and three life threatening battles with his 24-year rival leukaemia. Danny has played at such festivals and venues as Byron Bay Blues Fest, Woodford Folk Fest, Splendour in the Grass, The Big Day Out, Rod Laver Arena, The State Theatre in Sydney, Brisbane Entertainment Centre and many more.
TRICHOTOMY are one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary music ensembles and with 5 albums released nationally and internationally, the group has toured to the UK, Japan, France, Germany, China, South America and Canada. Their recent album “Fact Finding Mission” was nominated for both the AIR and BELL awards for contemporary jazz album of the year and in 2018 they won the QMusic Jazz Work of the Year. They have collaborated with a wide range of artists including QLD Symphony Orchestra, Topology, Froy Aagre (Norway), Julian Arguelles (UK), DVA, Stephen Magnusson, Peter Knight, Collusion, Southern Cross Soloists and selected string quartets. They collaborated with the dance company EXPRESSIONS on the immersive show BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, performing in Brisbane and Melbourne in 2017/18. In 2013 they were finalists in the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz and in 2016 they were Ensemble in Residence at Griffith University QLD Conservatorium, which they carry through into 2017 and 2018. Their latest album “Known-Unknown” was released on the Dutch Label Challenge Records in 2017 with a tour to the UK and Europe.