Wed 19 Oct 2011 to Thu 20 Oct 2011

Martin Cilia, renowned for his guitar skills with legendary surf band the Atlantics will share the Thornbury and Espy stages with Mikelangelo and the Tin Star, who have developed a cult following nationally with their blend of eclectic and mesmerising blend of surf and western music.

The two bands will play individual sets and then Martin and Mikelangelo will join forces at the end for several songs with guitars blazing, go-go dancers swaying and Mikelangelo’s smooth crooning style and hypnotic stage presence seducing the audience.

Both artists are celebrating new CDs. Martin Cilia’s latest offering is Surfersaurus, featuring some of the classics Walk don’t run, Wipeout, Albatross, Endless Summer and Apache, which he played at his first gig as a thirteen year old.

“I wanted to breathe new life into these great vintage surf rock tunes and give them my sounds while still retaining the classic essence of the ‘known’ versions,” Cilia says.

Surfersaurus also features some Cilia originals.

For Mikelangelo, the extroverted and handsomely coiffed performer whose voice has elements of Hank Williams, Elvis and black soul legend Isaac Hayes, the Espy and Thornbury shows are a fitting showcase for his new CD The Surf’n Western Sounds of Mikelangelo and The Tin Star.

Martin Cilia (The Atlantics) & Mikelangeloand the Tin Star
Wednesday, October 19th, 859 High Street, Thornbury Theatre, 8pm
Thursday, October 20th, Gershwin Room, the Espy Hotel, 8pm

Support Acts: Saint Clare and The Velocettes
Tickets: $15 pre sale(Moshtix) or $20 at the door