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Ed Barnes & Blake Cateris – Old Friends Tour – Colchester

Thu, April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Support: Fraser Morgan
£5 Entry

Presented by Sad Buds Records:

Gather round folks, punks, lovers and all things grand.

Two of Australia’s premier punk troubadours Ed Barnes and Blake Cateris have locked arms to tour the U.K. Making their Britain debut with bells of love, atmospheric charm and two acoustic guitars.

Both widely renowned across Australia within punk rock mosh pits and inner city folk circles for their knack for storytelling, heartfelt lyrics and big choruses, it was only a matter of time until they brought their intimate shows to the United Kingdom.

Meeting in their late teens through the punk boroughs of Sydney, the two have never before toured together, making this event a larger than life opportunity for the duo.

With Blake Cateris’ debut EP “One Foot On The Platform” due for July and Ed Barnes’ debut album “Hey, Noel” for September, be sure to seize the opportunity to see them so intimate whilst you can.

Ed Barnes
It’s All Live, Laugh, Love, Death and Politics.
Ed Barnes is a mid-wave Australian singer-songwriter, with songs that are inspired by his everyday five senses, his natural sense of storytelling would be his sixth. Often timid and observant in person, yet happy to sing out his feelings off his rooftop, his charismatic performances never offer disappointment.
His debut album “Hey, Noel” is due for release in September 2023, recorded and produced in a Blue Mountains solar powered studio by Chris Gillespie and mastered by famed punk troubadour Frank Turner.
“It was a blast working on Ed’s new record, it’s fantastic, and this is a standout song – hitting the mark while raising a smile, and catchy as hell to boot.” – Frank Turner
“A mix of Australia’s answer to Billy Bragg and a young Paul Kelly” – FBi Radio
“It takes spine and intestines to pull that off, but Ed Barnes has the tunes and the chutzpah to make it seem like the easiest thing in the world.” – The Underground Stage

Blake Cateris:
Australian Sydneysider, Blake Cateris fuses the genres of folk singer-songwriter, with his punk music background and has a musical resume that many dream of, having shared the stage with the likes of CJ Ramone, Bodyjar, Hard-Ons, Gyroscope, 28 Days and The Getaway Plan, as well as holding a nine year residency at the iconic Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice.
Anxious, frenetic and bouncing into 2023, Blake Cateris’ brings his latest single ‘Concentrate’ along for the ride to the UK.
“Blake’s voice is stunning, while polished it retains a raw edge and you can feel the passion pouring from each word. He has a likeable demeanor which shines through in his music. The songwriting is exquisite and the track spoke to me in a deep and profound way” – Amy Gee, Click Boom Roll UK
“A ferocious example of what makes Cateris one of Australia’s most important artists” – Tyler Jenke (Rolling Stone)
“Blake Cateris is a rising artist that you absolutely don’t want to slip through your fingers. You will be truly inspired by the authentic vulnerability shared through his music.” – Karen Harding, Couch Mag



Thu, April 6
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Ed Barnes


Three Wise Monkeys Colchester