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Wayne Gillespie & Famous Blue Raincoat Trio

Saturday, 15 July, 2023 at 8:00 pm


Wayne Gillespie and Famous Blue Raincoat Trio (feat. Pierre Luniere and Mal Green)

Wayne Gillespie – Guitar Vocals
Pierre Luniere (Bad Kitty) – Bass Vocal
Mal Green (ex Split Enz) – Drums Vocals.

Kiwi Born Sydney resident, Singer-songwriter Wayne Gillespie cut his teeth playing London Folk Clubs and Busking in Paris Metros, making the finals of the NZ Music awards in 1984 & 1988 before relocating to Sydney. Gillespie has performed with the likes of Suzanne Vega, Chris Whitley, Stan Ridgeway, Colin Hay, Neil Murray, Ed Keupper, Margaret Urlich, and Dave Dobbyn.

Gillespie released his 6th album FRAZZ with the band Famous Blue Raincoat in 2022. The album FRAZZ is a concoction of Alt/Folk/Rock/Jazz – Tracks with traces of Rock-edge, cheeky surrealism, Jazz juices, Folk reverence, African flavours, Hypnotic grooves and Dark tales. The trio will be playing songs live from the FRAZZ Album!

“When I say this new album from WAYNE GILLESPIE & FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT is all over the place I mean it as a total compliment, such is the diversity of songs, styles, and sounds on it. That’s why they call it FRAZZ – think Folk, Rock, and Jazz. . . it’s FRAZZ! I love it and hope you find time to spend some time with it and embrace the songs here as I have.” – Stuart Coupe

“I’m loving this set of songs, such cool playing and Wayne’s voice is perfectly tuned to the lyrics, he is such a unique artist” – Rose Bygrave (Goanna)

“I love this song Brick By Brick Wayne.. the fucked-up sax …and the brilliant lyrics that paint the picture so fluidly.. it’s going straight to a playlist!” – Mel Forbes (Swamp Daisies)

“Bananas#2 is a jazzy Lou Reed, film noir, Miles Davis kind of vibe” UK podcasters @yhhtpp July 2022
“Delusions- Like Leonard Cohen in a cosmic country folk dream”. – Post to the Wire 20 Sept 2022

“Chapel Street Famous Blue Raincoat -This is excellent stuff , their name is justified… an excellently crafted melody, I don’t know about Cohen but for me there is an essence of Lou Reed in that track, elements of folk, rock and jazz” John Lamp – The Push Radio Geelong


Saturday, 15 July, 2023
8:00 pm


The Old City Bank
15 Katoomba St
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