The Pleasures, an Australian band fronted by the iconic Catherine Britt, are making their way to America for a few select dates in February in support of their new album The Beginning of the End. Some of their tour highlights include their official showcase at Folk Alliance and a showcase at the WoodSongs Old Time Radio-Hour.
Their very first show in the States will be in Fort Walton Beach, Florida at Docey’s Dock on Wednesday, February 14th and we are giving away FOUR tickets to their show along with a $100 gift card to Global Grill in Downtown Pensacola! Head to our Instagram page to enter this Gulf Coast Entertainment giveaway.
Catherine Britt is a multi-Golden Guitar winner, multi-ARIA nominee, and youngest ever Australian to perform at the renown Grand Old Opry at the age of 17 when she was signed to RCA Records in Nashville (she has now performed there 30 times). During that time Sir Elton John discovered the young talent’s debut album for himself and requested a meeting with her which resulted in the release of their duet in the early 2000’s “Where We Both Say Goodbye.”
It was the first of three Billboard Top 40 singles that Catherine would go on to have with the iconic label. John proclaimed Catherine “the real deal.” Since then she’s been nominated for six ARIAs, won four Golden Guitars and toured all over the world as a headliner and with the likes of Chris Isaak, Tim Rogers, Iris Dement, Kasey Chambers and Dolly Parton (to name just a few).
Melbourne’s Lachlan Bryan fronts the band with Catherine. He is credited as a modern day troubadour, songwriter’s songwriter, Golden Guitar winner and consummate story-teller. Among critics and his peers he’s known as a ‘got-to’ songwriter and superior storyteller, with popular blog No Depression labelling him “one of the finest songwriters in the the world today,” and respected music journalist Bernard Zuel praising his “ear for the line between cynicism and realism.”
The Pleasures produce a sound that is raucous, dirty and blues-inspired, yet occasionally interrupted by delicate moments of sublime country-folk. Together Catherine and Lachlan bring all of their experience and humanity – as well as two of the most authentic and character-filled voices you’ll hear this or any other year.
Here is a link to hear their debut album.
Here is a link to their music video for the title-track.