Live & Original @ The Merc The music starts at 7.30pm with David Felgar, followed by Men With Day Jobs, and ending with a set by an expurgated version of "Brian Ralston's Self Tort". I will be joined on the night by Rob Smith on guitar and Lilo Blyton will be adding fiddle to a number of tracks. Should be fun.
Dr Taos' Medicine Show with Sonia Soares, Brian Ralston (Solo not band) and the good Dr himself
The launch of Brian Ralston's Self Tort's new CD "Stripped Bare" was such a success that The Basement has invited them back again to perform on Thursday 21 January, 2015. The lineup of BR-ST for the gig will be Chris Stafford (bass), Robert Smith (guitar), Daniel Smith (drums), Lilo Blyton (fiddle) and Brian Ralston (guitar and vocals). Special guest artist will be Dennis Aubrey.
On 30 November, 2015 Brian Ralston's Self Tort will be launching the new CD "Stripped Bare" at the Basement, Circular Quay, Sydney, the same venue at which they were declared winners of the 2013 Sydney final of the ABC's "Exhumed" competition. The Self Tort line up for the launch will be Brian Ralston (guitar and vocals), Chris Stafford (bass), Heather Roche (violin), Donovan Gall (drums) and Rob Smith (guitars). Special guest artists: Sharlene Rainford and Ross Ward.
The same lineup that played to great acclamation in October, returning to provide a perfect evening to celebrate the advent of 2015.
Sounds Like: Joe Cocker, Dr John, Van Morrison, Tom Waits
Bio: In 2000, Brian Ralston, an award winning singer songwriter, created "Self Tort" - a "modular", multi faceted band involving musicians local to places Brian performs. In 2013, Brian and the band won the Sydney final of the ABC's "Exhumed", competition receiving wide acclaim for the song "Oldest R...See Full Bio
“Self Tort win Exhumed After a big night at the Basement, the audience voted for Self Tort to be the band to walk away with the coveted golden vinyl for 2013. The bands gave it their all, performing to a packed crowd at one of Sydney's most iconic venues. It was a night full of fun and the atmosphere was great as the bands enjoyed their chance to shine. Congratulations to Kone of Silence, Christine Jane, Self Tort, Prime Mates and Okapi Guitar Band, they all did a wonderful job of entertaining the audience. Ultimately, Self Tort triumphed. Well done to Brian Ralston, Lilo Blyton, Graham Doust, Chris Stafford, and Ben Hewson. The folk rock two piece expanded to create a bigger sound for the final, adding more to their mostly original songs. Brian Ralston is a barrister who started performing as 'Self-Tort' after his covers band 'Mid Life Crisis' finished up. When he found Lilo Blyton, aka the Fiddle Cat, they hit it off musically and started to make great arrangements”