Scene News: Peter “Blackie” Black Headline Australian Tour With Special Guest Forest Pooky (Fr)

After pulling off the crazy and ambitious feat of writing, recording and releasing a song every day of the leap year 2016 (that’s 366 songs released in total, more than most bands release throughout their entire career), when asked what he’s gonna do next “Play live!” was the immediate response from Peter Black.

Known more for heavy bands Hard Ons and Nunchukka Superfly, Peter “Blackie” Black is also up to four solo albums. “Solo stuff is very gentle, mainly picking and often sounding like a lullaby. When people are surprised I’m equally as surprised. Why would I do the same thing as my bands? Music is wonderful and I wanna do it all” The last tour Peter played before tackling Song A Day was a lengthy tour of Europe with fellow acoustic artist Forest Pooky.

We did 49 shows in 7 weeks. It was one of the best tours I’ve ever been on and i’m very happy I can return the favour and not only introduce Australia to his fantastic music, but also do all the driving!

Forest Pooky has been singing, writing songs and performing for nearly 17 years. Born from the French punk rock scene, his commitment to music grew exponentially, and to the point where the man, constantly on the road, has been sometimes referred to as a “Dharma Bum”. Playing his songs wherever, and to whoever is willing to listen from house shows to larger festivals. Forest has shared the stage with Evan Dando (the Lemonheads), Frank Turner, Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies), Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds) and Against Me!

We did an mini album together as well,” commented Black. “We’ll be playing songs from that as well as our solo work, wont you please join us?


Sunday 5th February 2017:Golden Barley, Enmore Sydney NSW

Wednesday 8th February 2017:Old Bar, Fitzroy Melbourne VIC

Thursday 9th February 2017:Grace Emily, Adelaide SA


Friday 10th February 2017:Lost Bar, St Kilda VIC

Sunday 12th February 2017:Flow Bar, Old Bar NSW

Wednesday 15th February 2017:Smith’s Alternative, Canberra ACT

Wednesday 22nd February 2017:Midnight Special, Sydney NSW

Thursday 23rd February 2017:The Junkyard, Maitland NSW

Friday 24th February 2017:63 First Ave, Sawtell NSW

Saturday 25th February 2017:Junk Bar, Brisbane QLD


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