Ed Kuepper adds two final shows to his Solo & By Request tour: Sunday 24th August has Ed performing a 2nd date at the Green Room in Eumundi. Doors open 2.00pm and Ed performs from 3.00pm. Ed has also been added to Melbourne Festival performing his own show on Sat 25th October at the Foxtel Festival Hub and also appearing as a guest performer at the Rowland S. Howard tribute: Pop Crimes, on October 23 & 24.
The Solo & By Request tour is in support of Ed’s latest release ‘Return Of The Mail-Order Bridegroom’ acoustic reinterpretations of songs from Ed’s long and prosperous career and others besides.
Some songs here, such as The Saints’ ‘Swing For The Crime’, are punk songs played acoustically, creating a type of urgent folk. Others seem to have been made specifically for this format, such as the spot-on Skip James cover ‘Cypress Grove Blues’ and Laughing Clowns’ ‘Eternally Yours’. The arguable highlight of the set is ‘No Regrets’. Originally by Tom Rush, the mournful lyrics benefit from Kuepper’s straightforward voice, and he makes the song his own. – 4/5 THE BRAG
Live too Herr Kuepper has been in all-time form, performing for upwards of 2 hours each evening and backing his own remarkable musical abilities with the wit only a seasoned raconteur knows how to deliver.
He teased, playing the familiar intro to I’m Stranded, before a smock and a ‘Nah’. But then the silly to the sublime – the not-often-played Horse Under Water offered to a pin-drop silent crowd. Messin’ With The Kid churned hugely, But then completely invoked audience participation as we ‘sang’ the trademark brass parts of Know Your Product, and even the choo-choo noises for Last Of The Steam Powered Trains. Calls for other Kuepper classics like Eternally Yours (“Really, you want to hear it this early in the set?”) and Everything I’ve Got (Belongs To You) were answered and everybody went home happy. The Music May 2014
Don’t miss Ed Kuepper: Solo And By Request.