Sunday, December 11, 2011

Series Nine - Episode 11

One of the legends of Australia's 60s music scene was Ronnie Charles. He was lead singer of The Groop, a band that featured Brian Cadd, and they won the prestigious Hoadley's Battle Of the Sounds in 1969. Ronnie spent a long time in England making music before returning to Australia in the late 70s. He still plays around Melbourne fronting Ronnie Charles and The Retro Bandits.

Described as having a sound combining PJ Harvey, Cat Power, and Joni Mitchell, Tasmanian-born Lucie Thorne came to our attention when her album "Black Across The Field" was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize in 2009. Her next album "Bonfire Of The Vanities" was shortlisted again for the 2011 AMP so we just had to get her on the show. The duet was suggested by Ronnie, and their mutual love of Dylan is evident in this wonderful cover.


Ronnie Charles: Woman, You're Breaking Me

Lucie Thorne Website

Ronnie Charles Website

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