Blue Mountains man Claude Hay is one of the leading lights of the Aussie festival scene and boasts a slew of loyalists from coast to coast. After 12 years, 4 albums and countless shows and festivals, Claude shows no signs of slowing down as he announces a string of dates for this spring, Including a local show at The Stag & Hunter Hotel on Friday, October 19th.
Wherever Claude goes his inventions go with him. He’s a master of DIY, and most of his rig is tailor-made for his one-man looping set that features at his shows. All of Claude’s stuff is made at home, custom, and difficult to fathom. The centerpiece of any Hay touring rig is his guitar – often made from found items, with several pickups, outputs, and necks; his new concoction is no exception – a banjo-shaped, semi-acoustic, fretless bass/6 string double neck combo that he’s named Bessie.
Having returned from a string of shows in the UNESCO city of Bern, Switzerland, Claude Hay hits the road again back in Australia this October, performing both his world-renowned one-man band show as well as taking his 3 piece band and new axe along for the ride
Claude Hay’s film clip single “Burn” makes political commentary on the corporate greed and cover-up of the coal seam gas fracking industry which is an issue close heart in his hometown of Katoomba Blue Mountains plus greater NSW.
Hay says: “Burn lyrics were written after watching 2 documentaries on fracking, one pro-fracking and one against. I dug around on the web to find out more on the pro-fracking doco and to no surprise, I found out it was funded by one of the big petrochemical company’s …pure rage naturally came out”
Friday 28th of September 2018 – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW – http://bit.ly/ClaudeHay-RhythmHut
Saturday 29th of September 2018 – Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Friday 5th of October 2018 – The Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 6th October 2018 – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff NSW
Sunday 7th October 2018 – The Solbar, Maroochydore QLD – http://bit.ly/ClaudeHay-TheSolbar
Thursday 11th of October 2018 – Spotted Mallard, Brunswick VIC – http://bit.ly/ClaudeHay-Mallard
Friday 12th of October 2018 – Baha Tacos, Rye VIC – http://bit.ly/ClaudeHay-BahaTacos
Saturday 13th October 2018 – Traf East Hall, Trafalga East, VIC – www.facebook.com/Trafeastblues
Sunday 14th October 2018 – The Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT – http://bit.ly/ClaudeHay-HGC
Friday 19th of October 2018 – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield, NSW – Claude Hay W/ Ruby Tuesday – http://bit.ly/ClaudeHay-Stagandhunter
Saturday, 20th of October – Lounge Room, Port Macquarie, NSW – http://bit.ly/ClaudeHay-TheLoungeRoom
Sunday, 28th of October 2018 – Beaches Hotel, Thirroul, NSW