Slow Dancer

Sat Oct 7 (full schedule below)
Cafe du Nord
09:00 PM
$13.00 - $15.00
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Simon Okely is lost in time. Or at least, his songs sound that way: warm, near-whispered
indie-rock love letters to the 60s and 70s rhythm and blues records his parents would
play on family car rides down Australia’s winding west coast, heavy on nostalgia and
even heavier on imagination. “I try not to be too caught up in trends and what’s popular
in music now and just focus in on my passions, my influences,” grins the Melbourne
songwriter better known as Slow Dancer, whose 2014 debut Surrender was a melt-your-
heart, Fleetwood Mac-with- Neil Young licks “pop postcard” from another time, another

Returning in 2017 with new single ‘Don’t Believe’ and a new album, In A Mood, due in
June on ATO Records, Okely is aiming even higher on his new material, featuring a
“more expansive, more ambitious” sound that’s “less about the stories we tell ourselves
when in love and more about the moods that can come creeping over a relationship” at
any time. “It’s a little more tasteful, involving new instruments, like drum machines and


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