“An assured, confident debut album draws from the actor’s genuinely appealing voice and a who’s-who of New Zealand sidemen.” – The Guardian
Although Guy Pearce may be best known to most as a credible actor- you wouldn’t doubt his fantastic musical ability after seeing him live last night at THE TOFF in Town.” – Noise 11
Celebrating the forthcoming release of his second album, titled “The Nomad”, Guy Pearce will perform an intimate, semi-acoustic concert at the Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday, July 8.
Produced by his old friend, acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer Joe Henry, “The Nomad” is a collection of deeply personal songs, all written by Pearce, each one reflecting upon the dramatic changes in his life since releasing his debut album, “Broken Bones” in 2014.
Watch Guy Pearce perform ‘The Nomad’ here:
With his three-decade, internationally successful career as an award-winning actor, the unveiling of “Broken Bones” took fans and critics alike by surprise for many reasons – not the least which being that his long-hidden musical talents revealed an accomplished pianist, guitarist, singer and songwriter; an artist not afraid to bear his emotions (check out the soaring “Overflow” and the exquisite title track, “Broken Bones”) nor afraid to poke fun at himself (as in the quirky “Fly All The Way” and noisy “Leader Of The Land”).
Pearce then impressed local fans when he performed the album at sold-out shows in Melbourne and Sydney, before hitting the road with ex-Powderfinger veteran, Darren Middleton on their acclaimed multi-city ‘Broken Translations’ tour.
For “The Nomad”, he will perform one show only – in between filming commitments in Europe and Australia – with a four-piece band comprising of his long time friend Tim Neal on keyboards, Marty Brown on drums, Steve Ely on electric guitar and himself on piano and guitar.
Whilst “Broken Bones” is lushly produced with layers of vocals, strings and synths, there is still a familiar delicacy that is also evident with “The Nomad”, the latter inviting the listener to feel more up-close- and-personal with Pearce, who recorded the album with an exceptional line-up of musicians: Patrick Warren (piano, Hammond B3 & synth), David Piltch (upright & electric bass), Adam Levy (acoustic & electric guitar), Jay Bellerose (drums & percussion), Levon Henry (sax & clarinet) and the Section Quartet Orchestra, with partner and mother of his first-born son, actor Carice van Houten singing backing vocals on two tracks.
Watch ‘Broken Bones’ here:
Says Pearce, ‘I had a rather tumultuous year back in 2015. It began, sadly with my marriage coming to an end.’
‘After going on the road to tour “Broken Bones” in February I then started work on some new material, which is essentially what’s formed this new record. It is very personal and does delve into the melancholy at times but it also allows for that beautiful ‘silver lining’ that keeps us going in life. It was such a joy to collaborate with my old pal Joe Henry at ‘United Recording’ in LA. What an amazing and historic studio, and working with the musicians Joe invited was a truly inspiring and uplifting process.’
123 Agency + The Arts Centre Melbourne Present:
‘The Nomad’ Album Launch
Sunday July 8th
Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre – Melbourne, VIC
“The Nomad” will be released digitally worldwide on July 6th, with CD and limited edition vinyl available in Australia and New Zealand music stores, and through