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EVENT: BILL TOLSON & THE LEARNERS CD LAUNCH
WHERE: LYREBIRD LOUNGE – 61 GLEN EIRA ROAD, RIPPONLEA (9528 5514)
WHEN: 10 MARCH 2018 – 8pm onwards
Bill Tolson has been in and around Melbourne’s rich music scene from when he was at school with Nick Cave, who would perform in their school cafeteria at Caulfield Grammar.
Not long after leaving school Bill launched and operated the iconic Greville Records that today is still opened as a funky eclectic shop for second hand vinyl & CDs.
After working in music management and starting his indie label Rampant Records Bill’s journey took him to the corporate world where he stayed for a long time.
About three years ago he re emerged as a prolific full time singer / songwriter as a way of dealing with the cataclysmic and tragic death of his son Conor Tolson also a prolific songwriter musician.
Since 2015 Bill has written, produced and release 50 songs and 8 albums. He has performed many solo and support gigs with bands and artists including The Badloves, Hugo Race, Stephen Cummings and Glen Shorrock.
His new CD “A Few More Summers Here” showcases eight of those songs.