MICHAEL PLATER GHOST TOUR
Michael Plater + Kristine Allan and Dean Richards + Black Earth:
Michael Plater is an acclaimed ex-pat folk/noir/experimental Australian singer/songwriter, currently based in the U.K. He will be returning to the Northern Arts Hotel on Friday October 13th as part of an Australian tour in support of his latest album, “Ghost Music,” which received rave reviews around the world earlier this year. He will be joined on the night by local legend Dean Richards (Disturbed Earth, Equal Local, Whirlywirld), Ballarat indie songwriter Kristine Allan, and Black Earth, a new supergroup featuring Dean, Morgan Coole, and David Thrusell (Snog).
“These songs are too tender to burn the heart: they melt it instead...Ghost Music isn’t a record you choose. Boasting songs that feel as though they were written for your ears only, it chooses you. It’s not true of course, but that’s how great storytellers sink their hooks in, and Plater is most certainly that." (Sun 13, Liverpool)
"He’s managed to create a suite of songs that sonically match the stories being told in that they drip with mystery, tension, drama, darkness and foreboding. You could almost imagine these tales being told in hushed tones, in a dimly lit corner of a cliff top inn while the wind and rain lash against the windows outside.” (The Smelly Flowerpot, Cambridge)