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Perry Keyes - Sh*tville

Perry Keyes - Sh*tville
"You’ll hear snatches of Lou Reed, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen, but Perry Keyes is telling his own story. And there is no better Australian songwriter.” Jonathan Alley STACK 2015

Sunnyholt tells the largely untold, widescreen story of Sydney’s western suburbs diaspora and, more importantly, the personal tale of a family disintegrating under social and economic pressures. Many initially came from the inner city suburbs of Redfern, Glebe, Alexandria and Waterloo as the ‘slums’ were cleared for high rise and medium density housing.

In the 60s and 70s over 150,000 people were moved to western Sydney – to Green Valley near Liverpool and the satellite suburbs surrounding Blacktown and Campbelltown – Shalvey, Bidwell, St Marys, Blackett; Minto, Claymore, Airds and Macquarie Fields.

Among those moved west were members of Keyes’ extended family – aunts, uncles and cousins. Many were promised jobs that never eventuated. Being on the dole became a way to survive. Generational welfare became a way of life. The consequences of that way of life have often proved brutal and unforgiving.

Sunnyholt is about songs delivered in a passionate manner from compassionate perspectives. They are songs that are telling without ever being didactic; heartbreaking without ever being sentimental.

About this track...

Oh Jesus that bus is never coming

The ladies stand around and sweat
Last night a car was burning by our gate
The fire trucks haven’t made it here yet

Other tracks by Perry Keyes: Sunnyholt  -  Raymond John Denning
Number Of People In Act 5 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Sydney
Taken From The Release Titled Sunnyholt
Copyright Holder's Name Laughing Outlaw Records
Publisher Odfellows Music Publishing
Media Servicing Date 2015-02-23
Main Genre Blues/Roots
Genre 2 Alternative Country
Genre 3 Rock
Genre 4 Folk
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners Yes
Artist Official Web Site
Artist Social Network Page
Online Store Page 1
Tour Start Month 2016-07-08
Tour End Month 2016-07-30
Touring Locations ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC
Content Provider Laughing Outlaw