NO FUN ALLOWED

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NO FUN ALLOWED

 

Ian Simpson first teamed up with singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jane Germain on her Chinese Whispers album. No Fun Allowed is their second album as a duo and it’s an ingenuous, spirited treat. There are no airs of snobbish traditionalism, nor any flagrant attempts to conjure some “ingenious” new subgenre. Just a couple of highly talented and passionate musicians playing to their strengths and loves. And clearly, despite the title, having a ball in the process.

The pair plays virtually all the instrumentation on this album, swinging between old-timey era versions of the folk forms, country, blues and bluegrass with a distinctly Australian swagger. Germain plays acoustic guitar and handles most of the lead vocals, but is also handy on the banjo. Simpson plays bass, guitars, banjo, percussion, dobro and harmony vocals. Adam Gare steps in with a little fiddle and mandolin when required.

Martin Jones – RHYTHMS APRIL 2012

Track listing:

1. Listen to What You Know
2. Banjo Pickin' Girl
3. No Fun Allowed
4. A Moment of Clarity
5. Why Do You Hate Me So Much
6. Climbing the Munro
7. How's the World Treating You
8. I'll Love Nobody But You
9. Don't Laugh
10. Mississippi Shore
11. Up This Hill and Down
12. I Can't Hear You Now
13. Bantams out the Back

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LONESOME ROAD

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LONESOME ROAD

The musical chemistry between Jane Germain and Ian Simpson is very much in evidence on this diverse and very appealing album. The pair set out to recreate the sound and style of their live shows together, and they’ve achieved that brilliantly with a huge dollop of warmth and energy. The album’s sound leans towards bluegrass, with some blues classics and a number of other gems. This album is wonderful – organic, dynamic and full of great tunes done superbly. Watch out for it!

Susan Jarvis – Country Music Capital News (NSW)  

Track listing:

1. Freight Train Boogie
2. Lonesome Road Blues
3. Blues Stay Away from Me
4. Big Road Blues
5. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
6. Dance of the Fountain
7. Darling Brown Eyes
8. Living on the Edge
9. I'm On My Way Home Again
10. Big Boss Man
11. Jelly Roll
12. Wake Up Little Susie
13. I'll Make You Happy
14. Lonesome Road Blues –Reprise

CHINESE WHISPERS

 

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CHINESE WHISPERS

If you thought you’d heard it all, then an album by an Australian born singer songwriter with Chinese heritage may change your mind ...Country and Eastern anyone?

Keith Glass - Capital News (NSW)

Track Listing:

1. Let's Not Pretend
2. When You Come Around Here
3 Come on and Love me (Like Before)
4. Revenge is Sweet
5. What Have I Got to Lose?
6. Singing Drink Shop
7. Doing Time
8. Chinese Whispers
9. Model Young Man

All songs © Jane Germain (except Model Young Man © Jane Germain / Hanggai)

 

 

 

 

Free Spirit

FREE SPIRIT

 

 

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FREE SPIRIT

Free Spirit is a compilation album and includes some tracks from The Honeymoon's Over and Surrender

(recorded with The Dreamers)

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All songs © Jane Germain

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