of Detroit’s ELECTRIC SIX
Dick Valentine is the singer of Detroit’s ELECTRIC SIX, the rock and roll sleaze lords that produced the hits 'Danger! High Voltage' and 'Gay Bar' many years ago. Since those songs’ release in 2003, Electric Six has consistently stayed on tour in North America and Europe and has not stopped releasing albums, having released it’s 14th studio record Bride of the Devil within the last year. While the band has not visited Australia since 2005, Dick Valentine is returning on his own as an acoustic troubadour in the year 2020….and Australia’s collective hunger and yearning for Dick is about to be satiated.
Valentine’s acoustic shows showcase his unique vocal delivery and audiences are often left in tears of ecstasy as they experience the emotional and personal side of this man they previously only knew as a low budget disco filth wrangler. Valentine performs stripped down versions of Electric Six favorites as well as selections from all five of his solo albums, with the attention placed on his most recent offering Illuminati Bees which will be sold directly out Valentine’s bag.
Drinks will be had, stories will be told, emotions will be mutated. Dreams will take flight. You must not miss the triumphant return of Electric Six’s Dick Valentine to Australia after a fifteen-year hiatus. Drop everything and be at the Dick Valentine show in your town! To miss out would be a crime against love itself.
Known for his work with Electronic Rock act Gerling and more recently Folk Gothers Jep and Dep , Darren Cross has released three solo records both in France and here on his own label since Gerling left the building.
Cross's most recent album (Under the moniker D.C Cross) called 'Ecstatic Racquet' is a totally instrumental folk guitar album with influences far raging from John Fahey, 60's English folk guitarists like Bert Jansch and Roy Harper to New age goddess Enya .
Armed only with an acoustic guitar Cross will take a willing audience on an ethereal guitar journey - equal parts Dark humour (some wish he never saw the Bill Hicks collection) and euphoric fingerpicking with the occasional folk song thrown in for good measure.