Kav tells us why A Song Is A City

Ten years on from its release, Eskimo Joe’s classic second album ‘A Song Is A City’ has given lead singer Kav Temperley the inspiration to share the stories from the album in an intimate and extensive solo acoustic show that stops in at Lizotte’s on Thursday July 24.

‘A Song Is A City’ was the breakthrough album for the multiple ARIA Award winning Eskimo Joe, taking the Fremantle based band to the number 2 position on the ARIA Album chart and reaching sales of more than double platinum.

lead singer Kav Temperley said, “10 years ago we wrote and released an album called A Song Is A City – it was turning point for myself both personally and musically. I love it how the whole album works on just an acoustic guitar, and there are so many stories that now, from a safe distance, I’m ready to tell”.

Now Temperley will be sharing those stories on stage to celebrate the 10 year anniversary, both in song and as a story-teller. In addition to performing the hit songs from the album such as ‘From The Sea’, ‘Smoke’, ‘Older Than You’ and ‘Life Is Better With You’ that made the band a household name, Temperley will discuss with the audience the stories that influenced the songs. He will also play covers of some songs that influenced the album.

While Temperley will perform solo at most shows, he will be accompanied by talented multi instrumentalist Lee Jones in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Fremantle.

Tickets for the ‘A Song Is A City’ Tour are on sale on at 9am on Thursday June 19 from

Every person who buys a ticket will get an EP on arrival at the gig, featuring a selection of cover songs Kav has recorded which influenced ‘A Song Is A City’.

Written by Newcastle Live

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