Scene News: The Brothers Comatose Paint the City Gold on their first Australian Tour

With a healthy following across the breadth of their home continent, San Franciscan five-piece The Brothers Comatose are set to win more hearts, with their maiden voyage to East coast Australia this Spring.

Performing their own brand of Americana, folk and bluegrass, The Brothers Comatose are one of the exciting inclusions for the Hunter Valley’s Dashville Skyline- Cosmic Country Weekender, on October 1st. They’ll also be performing a number of special sideshows in Newcastle, Melbourne and Sydney.

Featuring brothers Ben and Alex Morrison on guitar and banjo, plus lead vocal duties, the group have released three acclaimed studio records, with their latest, City Painted Gold dropping in March this year.

The high-energy live band’s Australian tour continues a long journey for the Morrison brothers, who were born into a musical family. “It all sort of started before we ever picked up instruments,” Ben explains. “Our mom was in a folk quartet that sang beautiful songs in harmony. Alex and I would watch them rehearse for hours when we were kids.”

The group of seasoned road warriors, which also includes bassmaster Gio Benedetti, fiddle player Philip Brezina and Ryan Avellone on mandolin, returned to the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco, their home of 14 years, to write City Painted Gold.

“We wrote this album living in San Francisco as it was changing from a weird, art-friendly mecca to a place that only super rich tech workers could afford,” Ben says. “Things started changing – venues were closing down, and artist and musician friends moved away. What is San Francisco without its weirdoes? That’s what the song City Painted Gold is about and that’s why it’s the name of this record.”

Shortly after completing the record, The Brothers Comatose themselves joined the ranks of the displaced. But change presents opportunity and, in this case, the chance to make their debut visit to the other side of the world. Don’t miss The Brothers Comatose when they venture Down Under.



Wed 28th September – Retreat Hotel Melbourne VIC

Thurs 29th September – Django Bar, Marrickville Sydney

Fri 30 September – Three Chimneys, Wollongong NSW

Sat 1st October – Dashville Skyline Festival, Lower Belford Hunter Valley NSW

Sun 2nd October – Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW

Monday 3rd October – Flow Bar, Old Bar NSW

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