'Tangled Trails' Album Launch National Tour
13 original compositions by Robbie Melville + 1 cover
Tangled Trails is the Melbourne guitarist Robbie Melville's evocative new solo album. An introspective collection of songs inspired by the 1921 silent film of the same name. Each composition can be matched to a scene from the early Western classic, ranging from the wintery wilds of Canada to the melting pot of Roaring Twenties era New York. The fourteen pieces on Tangled Trails travel through environments of modern jazz, country, blues, contemporary classical chamber music and acoustic folk, successfully weaving together these seemingly disparate elements to create a beguiling cinematic soundscape.
Drawing inspiration from significant figures in Melville’s life, the music displays his characteristic warmth, quirkiness and sense of romantic melancholy. His various projects - from the frenetic 50:fifty album by cleverhorse, to the elegant chamber jazz of To Iceland! To Iceland! by his trio Antelodic - have exhibited an accomplished exploration of the subtle intricacies of human emotion.
‘The mix of moods and feelings achieved by Melville’s compositions is rare in any art form’ - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Upcoming Solo Concerts
Friday 23rd June - The Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo VIC
Saturday 24th June - Cross Street, Melbourne VIC
Sunday 25th June - Broadford VIC
Tuesday 27th June - Nest Cafe and Cinema, Tumbarumba NSW
Thursday 29th June - Johnston Street Jazz, Sydney NSW
Friday 30th June - Hume Conservatorium, Goulburn NSW
Saturday 1st July - Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra ACT