ALLEN STONE (SOLO)
ALLEN STONE ANNOUNCES A RUN OF SOLO INTIMATE SHOWS
“… glimmers of Al Green, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Prince and a bit of Sting.” New York Times
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Allen Stone has today announced a run of intimate solo shows in Melbourne this July. The Chewelah born soul troubadour, who currently resides in Melbourne, will play 5 dates at Melbourne’s Night Cat on Wednesday July 28, Thursday July 29, and Friday July 30. And Sydney fans fear not, we hope to have news of further shows soon once current restrictions relax and allow.
Just over a year after Stone’s Bluesfest appearance and headline shows were cancelled, he is finally back to enamour Australian fans and share his critically acclaimed 2019 album Building Balance in a live intimate setting. After the challenges of 2020, Stone’s duo of shows feels like a revelation.
Building Balance is a textured amalgam of R&B and soul, which saw Stone draw inspiration from ‘70s funk and punctuate his music with modern pop flourishes. Equal parts sentimental and danceable, Allen Stone’s inimitable upper register and hook-laden arrangements garnered praise from American Songwriter, Line Of Best Fit, Tone Deaf, Beat Magazine and won notable fans from Ash London to Flex Mami.