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Wayne Gillespie & Famous Blue Raincoat

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The Foundry 616, 616 Ultimo Street, Sydney

Wayne Gillespie & Famous Blue Raincoat – Sunday, 27th of November 2022:

“When I say this new album from WAYNE GILLESPIE & FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT is all over the place I mean it as a total compliment, such is the diversity of songs, styles, and sounds on it. That’s why they call it FRAZZ – think Folk, Rock, and Jazz. . . it’s FRAZZ! I love it and hope you find time to spend some time with it and embrace the songs here as I have.” – Stuart Coupe

"Delusions"- Like Leonard Cohen in a cosmic country folk dream". Post to the Wire 20 Sept 2022 "Bananas#2" - “a jazzy Lou Reed, film noir, Miles Davis kind of vibe” UK podcasters July 2022

These songs are a written collaboration with Drummer/Engineer Rob Grosser who has worked with musicians such as; Jimmy Barnes, Bob Daisley, Jon Lord, and Steve Morse. So the album FRAZZ concoction of Alt/Folk/Rock/Jazz – Tracks with traces of Rock-edge, spiced with cheeky surrealism, Jazz juices, Folk reverence, African flavours, Hypnotic Grooves, and Dark Tales.

Band: Wayne Gillespie -Guitar/Vocals, Pierre Luniere – Bass/Vocals (Bad Kitty), Mal Green – Drums (ex Split Enz), Stephan Schaffer – Saxophone/Flute (Joe Camilleri), Mel Forbes – Guitar/ Vocals (Swamp Daisies) & Don Hopkins – Accordion/Keys

The support act is the fabulous new singer/songwriter Jahmira Jade (Solo Acoustic).

Kiwi Born Sydney resident, Singer-songwriter Wayne Gillespie released his 6th album FRAZZ with the band Famous Blue Raincoat on 24 June 2022.

Gillespie cut his teeth playing London Folk Clubs and Busking in Paris Metros, making the finals of the NZ Music awards in 1984 & 1988 before relocating to Sydney. Gillespie has performed with the likes of Suzanne Vega, Chris Whitley, Stan Ridgeway, Ed Keupper, Margaret Urlich, and Dave Dobbyn.


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"Early Tom Waits meets late Joe Henry while waiting for Leonard Cohen to show"


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"Delusions- Like Leonard Cohen in a cosmic country folk dream". (Post to the Wire-Sept 22 ) 

Wayne Gillespie - Vocals/Guitar Rob Grosser - Drums  Nigel Gavin - Slide Guitar

All Cover Paintings -  by Geoffrey Stapleton

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Sydney-based New Zealand songwriter and musician Famous Blue Raincoat, Wayne Gillespie recently released his new album FRAZZ and the single DELUSIONS from it is the lovely guitar chime and gentle slide and theremin interplay of 'Delusions'.  

Released for mental health awareness month  Australia/NZ October 2022 

'Delusions' is song about the difficulty those experiencing severe mental health issues have obtaining and sustaining appropriate treatment, particularly in an underfunded public health system. With the closure of residential inpatient faculties in the 90's the streets and the jails have become the home of many sufferers of severe mental health illnesses. 

New Album "FRAZZ" by Wayne Gillespie & Famous Blue Raincoat released 24 June, 2022!

The album written, performed and produced by Wayne Gillespie (Guitar/Vocals) and Rob Grosser (Drums/Percussion/Mixing) is enhanced with the help of a few friends such as  sax player Ric Robertson (dig/eon/Baecastuff), American guitarist now New Zealander Nigel Gavin, who’d played in Robert Fripp’s League Of Crafty Guitarists,  bass player Goby Catt, now living in Vancouver, Canada. Other guests include; Brendan Power on harmonica now one UK musical treasures (having played with Van Morrison and Sting), Sydney vocalists Evelyn Duprai, Claire Nabke-Hatton and Narcs Bassman  Tony Waine.


Contributors to FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT "FRAZZ" ALBUM Photos Below