Brillig’s End of Year News – Video Clip, Gigs, Photos


Drum roll please…. Brillig’s spiffy new film clip for the sea shanty / drinking song “The Old Captain” has been released!

Following a packed out live launch at the Grace Emily on 5th December, the clip has now been posted on YouTube & Vimeo (HD), where together it racked up over 1000 views in just a few days.

Set at the Grace Emily Hotel and featuring David ‘Daisy’ Day in the title role, the clip also boasts a huge cast of SA music industry folks & Brillig pals and was created by amazing local filmmakers Nima Nabili Rad and Daniel Principe. The track ‘The Old Captain’ appears on Brillig’s latest LP, The Red Coats.

If you like it, please share the YouTube link on your Facebook etc!
See Brillig’s latest Blog for a full run down of the cast & credits.

New Year’s Eve @ Queens Arms
Brillig will ring in the New Year with music – that’s gotta be the best way. In duo format, Brillig will make their 1st appearance at the ‘new’ Queens Arms on New Year’s Eve (31 December), along with a troop of merry-making acoustic acts from Adelaide: Self Preservation Society, Anthony D’Antonio, Broken Jukebox & Ville. Apparently Brillig get the luscious task for hosting the ‘countdown to midnight’ as well, so raise those glasses in the air….. Music starts at 9pm, and it’s FREE entry!

Full details are on the Facebook event, so tell your friends and put the date aside now for an acoustic extravaganza!

Mini Tour – January 2011
Brillig will kick off the new year with a journey east, taking in the sights along the way with a 3-city mini tour & festival. Starting on 8th January Brillig will play in Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney, before it all culminates in Bulli (one hour south of Sydney) for the 2011 Illawarra Folk Fest.

8 January – Melbourne (VIC) – Pure Pop Records Instore Appearance
8 January – Melbourne (VIC) – Wesley Anne w/Dandelion Wine
11 January – Canberra (ACT) – The Front Cafe & Gallery
12 January – Sydney (NSW) – The Vanguard w/Dandelion Wine
14-16 January – Bulli (NSW) – Illawarra Folk Festival

Gig details are on Brillig’s official site.

Illawarra Folk Festival Update
The full lineup and programme has been announced for the 2011 Illawarra Folk Festival in Slacky Flat (Bulli), NSW. Eric Bogle will be headlining (!), and Brillig has 3 separate concerts over the long weekend: The fest is only an hour’s drive south of Sydney, so NSW & ACT peeps should get in the car and escape the city for some folk ‘n’ fun. Brillig is thrilled to return to the folds of the folk scene – this is their followup fest from their very well-received appearance in Wellington NZ in October. So come say G’day, enjoy Brillig’s murder ballads, sea shanties & deliciously dark folk tales, featuring 8 different instruments & dual vocals, plus watch for a special guest appearance by SA pal LeighStarDust!

Brillig at the 2011 IFF:
Friday 14 January: Show Pavillion – 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Saturday 15 January: Slacky Flat Bar – 2:45pm to 3:30pm
Sunday 16 January: The Chapel – 12 noon to 12:45pm

Full festival details are on the official Illawarra Folk Festival website.

Photos on Brillig’s Flickr
Brillig loved gallivanting around New Zealand back in October, visiting Rotorua, the WETA workshop, Hobbiton…oh yeah, and doing some awesome gigs! The band has now released some happy snaps from NZ as well as some ‘serious’ pics from the Wellington Folk Festival.

They also recently played the always-fun Whitmore Square Arts Fair, and while they didn’t get any photo evidence of kids dancing to their murder ballads, they SWEAR it happens!

Brillig spent their favourite holiday – Halloween of course – playing at a private 5th birthday party for good friend Paisley (who features in Brillig’s new film clip!). Trying not to scare the kids too much, Brillig dressed up as rock icons ‘The Dead [white] Stripes and Slash’. Oh goodness. Elizabeth still hasn’t let go of the drumsticks…

A few fun pics from the above shenanigans are on Flickr. Enjoy!

Thanks for a Fabulous 2010
The past year was pretty kind indeed to Brillig, and some special folks deserve a mention. It’s quite a massive list – honestly, it like scrolled for a whole page on its own, and that’s just for 2010! So we’ve given is its own space in the web airwaves.

Take a deep breath and click here>> THANK YOU!

In brief, though, a big heartfelt thanks to YOU and all the rest of our families, friends & fans who have made it yet another unforgettable year for Brillig!

Can’t wait to see what 2011 brings… See you on New Year’s Eve and have a safe & happy holiday season.

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