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The Chris Pickering Experiment

  • The Grand Junction Hotel 88 Church Street Maitland, NSW, 2320 Australia (map)

Melbourne's Chris Pickering and his band are heading back to Grand Junction - The Junkyard for another night of cosmic psychedelic glory.

Pickering’s story starts somewhere around here: in 2008 Chris Pickering decided to pack his bags and guitar, and relocate to one of the most competitive music cities in the world, Nashville, Tennessee. It was working and recording in Nashville that began to shape the future direction of his own unique songwriting style, a style that is to be found all through his latest releases, the EP Corners, and the release of his latest album Canyons in August 2016. This album contains all new material recorded in the United States in Nashville, TN, and Joshua Tree, CA.

The five years that Chris spent in Nashville were a pivotal point in his evolution as a songwriter, the results of which will be become apparent on his new album, Canyons. Whilst in Nashville he befriended and played alongside many of the finest up-and-coming crop of songwriters and performers in Nashville, including Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Kelsey Waldon & numerous others. The album is the result of recordings that have been made at Bomb Shelter in Nashville, and Hicksville Studios in Joshua Tree, CA. Accordingly, Chris engaged the services of producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes) and up-and-coming Australian producer and artist Adrian Mauro (Machine Age) to help administer the final touches to his latest work.

The album ‘Canyons’ was released & has been steadily racking up acclaim around the country for its combination of cosmic psychedelia and well-crafted pop songwriting

Earlier Event: March 3
Magic Carpet + The Shadow Cast
Later Event: March 10
Fish Fry // Pow Wow at The Junkyard