Mr Tambourine Man – Brewsters Play Bob Dylan Classics
The Brewster Brothers are stepping out to pay homage to one of their idols, Bob Dylan, with a two hour concert performance exploring some of his biggest, and most meaningful songs.
John and Rick Brewster not only co-founded legendary rock band The Angels and celebrated success with their 1970s outfit Moonshine Jug and String Band, they also established themselves as a duo to be reckoned with. Touring under the guise of the Brewster Brothers, and are continually recognised for their phenomenal guitar guitar talents. They’ve both been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
For John Brewster, Bob Dylan is the epitome of the songwriter’s songwriter. “I learned how to write songs by learning to play Bob Dylan song” says John. “Every new album he released, I learned every song. Alot is made of Bob Dylan’s lyrics and rightly so. They Are brilliant, but just as compelling are his melodies and musical structure. I’ve always thought that if you can strip a song back to one acoustic guitar and a vocal and it works then that makes a good song. “
Don’t miss John & Rick Brewster from The Angels as they play Bob Dylan’s classics in the their latest show Mr Tambourine Man.
Fri Aug 10th – Lizottes – Newcastle – NSW
Sat Aug 11th – The Factory Floor – Sydney – NSW
Brewsters Play Bob Dylan – Adelaide Fringe Festival – Feb 24th – Beach House Cafe – Feb 25th
Held on Saturday February 24th in Showroom One at the GC bar in the heart of Adelaide this intimate surrounding is ideal for anyone who loves Dylan’s music or simply a great night of classic songs played by seasoned professionals.
Following on the next day, Sunday February 25th, you can catch Rick & John when they play Bob Dylan at a casual afternoon show down the coast in The Beach House Cafe at beautiful Victor Harbour.
Special Shows – How The Songs Came To Be – Q&A
The second round of The Angels Book Tour includes featured question & answer sessions with the audience where Rick & John Brewster will offer hidden insight into the highs and lows of the band’s history as well as how their legendary songs and albums came to be!
Come on a journey told through music and stories while learning more than you thought you ever knew about The Angels and their music!
Held at select venues in New South Wales during March these shows will allow aficionados of The Angels to enjoy furthering their knowledge of an extremely influential part of Australian rock history.
Special New Angels Album & Official Book – August Release
It’s a hell of a story. And now it’s all on one massive album – ‘Brothers, Angels & Demons’ to be available on August 4th…. and this coincides with the release of an epic book on August 1st that gives readers the definitive authorised story of the history of The Angels.
John and Rick Brewster have regaled long-time associate Bob Yates with the warts and all inside story of The Angels. Released on August 1st, this very thorough text delves into the extraordinary journey of one of the greatest and most influential rock bands Australia has ever produced.
Jimmy Barnes quite simply describes The Angels as being “A band that changed Australian music forever“.
The new album starts with the Moonshine Jug & String Band, and also features choice cuts from The Angels’ chart-topping years with Doc Neeson, gems from the Brewster Brothers repertoire, plus some cracking tracks from the recent line-up of The Angels, with Dave Gleeson on vocals and John’s son, Sam Brewster on bass guitar.
To celebrate the release of the Brothers, Angels & Demons album and The Angels book, John and Rick Brewster will be travelling around the country – treading a well-worn path from years of gigging – delighting audiences with an intimate evening of reading, music, questions & answers.
As a special bonus, the MC for the evening will be Raymond Hawkins aka ‘The Electronic Swagman’ who spent many years on the road both here and overseas with The Angels as their brilliant lighting director.
With his unique firsthand experience of the band’s rise to fame, Raymond brings with him his own humorous stories about The Angels. These shows will be filled with rare insight into this iconic Australian band and are not to missed. John and Rick will also be personally signing copies of the new book, The Angels, on the night.
This is a very special moment for all of the band’s fans in the ongoing story that is The Angels!
The Angels Book will be published with thanks to Penguin
Rick & John’s book tour will be on sale from Monday July 3rd