Glen Hansard – Didn’T He Ramble! – Australian Tour

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Astor Theatre Perth says
It’s true. Just listen to anything Glen Hansard has recorded in the past 25 years, whether with his band The Frames (Official), or the songs he wrote with Czech musician Markéta Irglová for the film Once (which won the 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film), from which their song Falling Slowly went on to win the Oscar for Best Original Song, or his solo records. It’s not just the voice of a master singer-songwriter you’re hearing – it’s his soul.

Born in a less than salubrious northside suburb of Dublin, Hansard’s early passion for music literally spilled out into the streets when he quit school at 13 to live the life of the busker, a life to which even now he’ll occasionally return and which he was able to so poignantly portray in Once. The Broadway adaptation, Once, The Musical, has won eight Tony Awards and an Olivier award. Hansard formed The Frames in 1990. Their fourth album, 2001’s For The Birds, brought them international recognition. The band fought every inch of the way, touring incessantly and recording and releasing albums on bare-bones budgets. By 2003, The Frames were a platinum-selling, stadium-headlining act in their home country and heading that way around the world. To mark their 25th anniversary last year The Frames released a best of album, Longitude.

Former Frames bass player John Carney, now a filmmaker, directed Once, and another Frames alumnus, guitarist and Grammy Award winner David Odlum, co-produced, with Thomas Bartlett (The National, Sufjan Stevens), Hansard’s second solo album, 2015’s Didn’t He Ramble, so it’s obvious that Hansard is a man who treasures friendship and loyalty as much as passionate musicianship.
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