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Dave Carr's Fabulous Contraption

Dave Carr's Fabulous Contraption

Folk / Progressive Sydney, NSW, AU  AU


  • 2012

    Jun 23

    Katoomba, NSW, AU | 9:30am

    We'll be playing at the Main Stage (Carrington forecourt) at 11:30am. http://www.wintermagic.com.au/

  • 2012

    May 19

    Fitzroy North, VIC, AU | 4:00pm

    This will be a special afternoon show of instrumental music with some incredibly talented, interesting, hairy, and unusual Aus instrumental artists." Jared Brentnall Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/329937760411718/ $5. Doors 3:45pm 4pm - Xenograft https://www.facebook.com/​Xenograft 4.50pm - Dave Carr's Fabulous Contraption https://www.facebook.com/​pages/​Dave-Carrs-Fabulous-Contrap​tion/138609826155787 5.45pm - Jarek https://www.facebook.com/​jarekmusic Jarek: "Call it ambient, hypnotic, ethereal or just experimental - whichever way you look at it, Jarek make some of the most otherworldly and captivating tunes that Melbourne have to offer." BEAT Magazine "I was awestruck by the complexity and originality of their sound and the uniqueness of their instrumentation, not to mention their skill levels." Echoes and Dust http://youtu.be/​v9lKspbODwY David Carr's Fabulous Contraption (SYD): At times moody and introspective, at others unveiling a heaviness not usually encountered in acoustic music, the Fabulous Contraption explore the forces of good and evil in the world of instrumental folk music. They combine a wide array of influences, including Contemporary and traditional folk styles from across Europe, bluegrass and rock. Like drifting calmly down a river only to find yourself in the midst of a crocodile infestation, the music moves between extremes: from trancelike calm to dancing-on-the-tables lunacy. “Intricate guitar work, marry-your-sister banjo and a sensitive but hard-grooving rhythm section.” (BMA Magazine) http://www.youtube.com/​watch?v=1mKWgZCHN3g Xenograft: "A noisy progressive band that produced some of the most intricate rhythms while belting out guitar, sax and keys. I’m not sure which was more scary, the hair of drummer James or the apparent possession by the devil of bassist Jarrad, but there was nothing left in the change room. Xenograft’s skill in swaying between noisy improv sounds and perfectly harmonised beats tells you these guys either practice a lot, or are indeed possessed. Magnificent." Echoes and Dust http://www.youtube.com/​watch?v=P0pWZ4DrBik

  • 2012

    May 18

    Fitzroy, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    An amphibious celebration of progressive folk music, FrogFest is touring NSW, ACT and VIC throughout May. Hop along and join in the festivities. Guitarist-composer Ben Hauptmann is known for his work with The Alcohotlicks and Wanderlust, amo. He won the Freedman Jazz Fellowship in 2010, enabling him to record his new progressive jazz/folk ensemble, BOB. Mr Fibby are to engulf you in a howling dervish of despair. The musicians shall pluck at your heart, as well as their instruments, while a lone man (from where? from when?) spins tales as delicate, and as deadly, as a spider’s web. At times moody and introspective, at others unveiling an intensity not usually encountered in acoustic music, Dave Carr’s Fabulous Contraption blur the boundaries between folk styles from around the globe. www.frogfest.net

  • 2012

    May 17

    Canberra, ACT, AU | 9:00pm

    23 East Row, Civic ACT

  • 2012

    May 12

    Marrickville, NSW, AU | 8:00pm

    Deep in the mirky regions of distant history, the musical styles of folk and prog were combined. No one could have predicted the resultant creation: Frog was born! FrogFest is an amphibious celebration of this progressive folk style. Hop along and join in the festivities... Frogfest began in 2011 as a single event in Sydney. In 2012 it is running as a tour through NSW, ACT and VIC. See www.frogfest.net for details.


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    Endangered is bloody marvelous. Deft playing. Bravo. Frank Smith



Sounds Like: Tim McMillan, Steve Morse, Andy McKee, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Alamaailman Vasarat

Bio: At times moody and introspective, at others unveiling a heaviness not usually encountered in acoustic music, the Fabulous Contraption explore the forces of good and evil in the world of mutant folk rock. The band describe their style as “Frog”, a combination of folk and prog, and after experienci...See Full Bio

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