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Kasey and Shane love a country gig

Wednesday, 30th March, 2011

BAD MACHINES: Shane Nicholson. LITTLE BIRD: Kasey Chambers. BAD MACHINES: Shane Nicholson. LITTLE BIRD: Kasey Chambers.

By Kurtis Eichler

After playing to audiences for 15 years, Australian musicians Shane Nicholson and Kasey Chambers say it's always exciting to perform for a new crowd, especially in the country.

Nicholson will be teaming up with wife and fellow singer Kasey Chambers for a show at the Civic Centre on the weekend to promote his new album, Bad Machines, and her new offering, Little Bird.

Chambers played in the city in 1999, but it will be Nicholson's first time here.

"We are looking forward to it," he told the BDT.

"I don't think I've done a show in Broken Hill."

After a stint performing apart, he said it now felt right to rejoin his wife of six years on stage.

"We needed to make time to tour together. Now it feels like a good time."

The tour will also feature Kasey's highly-regarded musician father, Bill, who'll play guitar at the shows.

Both Chambers and Nicholson said they liked the atmosphere when they play before a country audience.

"In the city they are a bit more spoilt for choice," he said.

"Country people turn up and want to have a good, fun time."

Chambers, who played in the city with her former band 'Dead Ringers', said she could tell a lot about the cities she visits by the attitude of the crowd.

"You get a good vibe," she said.

She said the pair had only started touring this week and she was "really excited" to be doing it all over again.

"It's a lot bigger show than before as far as content," she said.

The couple will arrive in the city on Sunday, and perform that night at the Civic Centre.

Tickets are still available, but Kasey Chambers said it would be wise to "get in now" and not wait until the last moment.

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