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...
Because of the way she limps and sways
All the pension does is keep her broke
By the parked cars her babies play
And you know you’re the only one
You know you’re the lonely one
That your head’s a ball of confusion
Other tracks by Perry Keyes: Sh*tville - 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|
|Genre 2||Alternative Country|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perry-Keyes-Music-News/5960664260|
|Online Store Page 1||http://www.laughingoutlaw.com.au/product/sunnyholt/|
|Tour Start Month||2016-07-08|
|Tour End Month||2016-07-30|
|Touring Locations||ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC|
|Content Provider||Laughing Outlaw|