Gearing up to celebrate the release of their sophomore long-player Classified, Cairns-based five-piece AREA13 are hosting a very special hometown album launch party this October. The 10-track album is released on October 1, and this will be the first time that music fans will have the chance to listen to the album in its entirety.
AREA13 will be pressing the play button on the album, and also sitting down to discuss the tracks in detail, describing the inspiration behind the songwriting process and some of the behind-the-scenes experiences that helped bring Classified to fruition. For a band who always have a heavy live show schedule, it is a rare opportunity to sit back and talk to the people who mean the most to their music – the fans – and it is something the five songwriters can’t wait to do.
“We are looking forward to meeting and greeting the people attending the launch,” says bassist Paul Southwell. “It will give us band members the opportunity to interact with the people who are our audience. It will also give us the opportunity to discuss how the songs were written and recorded, and also what the songs are about. It will be a great chance to get some constructive feedback from people who really count, our fans who attend the shows – without them, there would be no point to AREA13.”
For guitarist Rob Midgley, it is a proud moment. “We play a lot of gigs in our region and very rarely get to spend time with people who come and support us,” he says. “I’m proud of AREA13’s achievements to date and I’m looking forward to sharing the music we have produced. I think it is important to showcase our music to our region – this helps put our region on the international stage. It also shows local musicians there is a chance to get their music out there.”
When it came to launch the album, drummer Julian Cliffe says it was essential to the band that they did so in Cairns, as it was central to the growth of the band. “It’s important to do a hometown launch to thank all the people who have helped us along the way, which includes local venues, radio stations and most importantly, the guys who come and see us week after week,” he says. “It will be nice to actually spend a bit of time with people without having to rush off to get ready for the show, and also explaining the recording process and ideas behind the songs, and how they came to life.”
AREA13 are Rob Midgley (guitar), Julian Cliffe (drums), JP [John Paul] (acoustic guitar), Paul Southwell (bass) and Kev Boorman (guitar).
AREA13’s Classified album launch party is a free event – for additional information, please contact email@example.com AREA13’s sophomore album Classified is independently released on Tuesday 1st October 2019.
Thursday 10th October 2019 | 6pm-9pm
The Jack Hotel [Front Bar], CAIRNS QLD
For more information, please visit www.area13.org