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Arriving in Adelaide, two wonderful gigs and a radio interview

hi Folks

Well, my news is that I am now living in beautiful Adelaide, Australia!

A couple of weeks ago, after delightful stays in both Sydney and Melbourne (where I played three shows in the Melbourne Fringe) I arrived in Adelaide, the fine South Australian city that is set to be home for the next few years at least.

In case you dont know, its a lovely, clean, spacious city with a rich cultural life, set between amazing beaches on one side and the Hills and wine country on the other.

Ive already done two great gigs here, both of which I’d highly recommend to any music fan: C.O.M.A. (Creative Original Music Adelaide) put on a well chosen and presented programme of interesting music at popular Adelaide venue The Wheatsheaf – I’ve never heard a more attentive audience in a pub venue in my life, you could have heard a pin drop in the quiet bits.

The Singing Gallery, out in the country of McLaren Vale is an old Church converted into a dedicated music venue by a lovely, friendly couple who have done a truly wonderful job of making it a welcoming and excellent place to play and appreciate music. Highly recommended to all.

Finally, I recently recorded a radio interview with Radio Adelaide, covering my Adelaide musical debut, and telling the story of how I got an Islamic vocal group a gig in Birmingham Cathedral! Listen here (my part begins about half way through the clip).

My next shows are going to be in the Adelade Fringe in February – more news on that soon, meanwhile, im settling and excitingly, have already written three new piano pieces, one of which, “Higher Desire” is a bit of an instant classic, its a real thrill to play.

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February 25, 2016 8:00 PM

Adelaide Town Hall
128 King William Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 (Australia)
1300 621 255
Ages: All Ages
Price: $25

'Piano Illuminato' a unique fusion of beautiful contemporary solo piano music with a classical influence and dynamic visual art will light up the Town Hall’s stage on Thursday 25 February.

In collaboration with Zero, one of Illuminart's animators & visual artists, Rich Batsford presents an engaging, beautiful and uplifting audio/visual journey featuring both original music and delightful selections from perhaps the world’s most famous pianist composer, Ludovico Einaudi.