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Dylan Menzie opening for Australian duo The Audreys, preparing for Canadian tour dates

Dylan Menzie
Dylan Menzie

Dylan Menzie, one of Atlantic Canada’s most celebrated young singer/songwriters, has been tapped to support Australian blues/roots duo The Audreys on their upcoming tour of their homeland.

This will be the popular Island-based troubadour’s first time performing in Australia.

“We are very excited to have Dylan bring his captivating coice to Australia and join the Audreys’ national tour,” said Sean Simmons, of Premier Artists.

Menzie will first showcase during Australian Music Week, from Nov. 1 to 3. Following his performances, he’ll join the Audreys for the majority of their trek, beginning Nov. 4 in Brisbane, Queensland and wrapping up on Nov. 12 in Newtown, New South Wales, at which point he’ll head back to Canada to prepare for his own tour dates.

“I’ve been wanting to perform around Australia for quite a while. I’ve heard some great stories about how welcoming the audiences can be from some of the other Canadian east-coasters who’ve made the trip down,” said Menzie.

Menzie’s debut EP “Heather Avenue” released in 2013, featured his sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition.

In 2016, Menzie was a finalist in CBC’s annual Searchlight competition on the back of his breakout single “Kenya”, which then spent two weeks at Number 1 on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 leading up to the release of his 2016 album “Adolescent Nature”. The record showcases the pure emotion one can extract from a great voice and keen sense of dynamics.

“To have the opportunity to perform with a band as accomplished as The Audreys on such a special tour makes it all the more exciting. [I’m] really looking forward to this.”

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Upcoming tour dates include:

– Oct 7: Trailside Café; Mount Stewart, PE
– Oct 13-15: OSAC Showcase; Regina, SK
– Nov 1-3: Australian Music Week; Cronulla, NSW, AU
– Nov 4: The Milk Factory (3pm & 8pm); Brisbane, QLD*
– Nov 5: The Gov; Adelaide, SA*
– Nov 8: Lizotte’s; Newcastle, NSW*
– Nov 9: The Brass Monkey; Cronulla, NSW*
– Nov 10: Heritage Hotel; Bulli, NSW*
– Nov 11: Leadbelly; Newtown, NSW*
– Nov 12: Leadbely, Newtown, NSW*
– Nov 17: National Arts Centre; Ottawa, ON
– Nov 19: Undergroundswell; Alliston, ON
– Nov 21: The Burdock; Toronto, ON
– Nov 23: Mills Hardware; Hamilton, ON
– Nov 24: Paddy Flahertys; Sarnia, ON
– Nov 25: Brownstone Café; Orillia, ON
– Dec 7: Corked Wine Bar; Fredericton, NB
– Dec 8: The Mack; Charlottetown, PE

* Performances with The Audreys

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