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The all singing all dancing Ed Kuepper returns to the live arena this May-June for a series of acoustic Solo and By Request shows in support of a brand new release Return Of The Mail-Order Bridegroom.

The new CD features acoustic rewordings of earlier Kuepper classics spanning material by The Saints, Laughing Clowns and of course Ed’s lengthy solo career. The CD was inspired in part by the success of 2013’s inaugural Solo and By Request show and also Ed’s first acoustic recording from the nineties.

Back in the mid 90’s I recorded what was in essence my first truly solo album…meaning just myself and a couple of acoustic guitars. It was called ”I was a Mail-order Bridegroom”. It came about after my first European and North American solo tour. I’d toured lots with some very talented people but doing a solo show that actually works was something special for me. The first Bridegroom album was an attempt to capture the nature of those shows. Last year, I decided to go out solo again …this time on a totally by request basis… meaning no set list… I’d just play what was requested. The tour went better than I expected and I wanted to capture how things had changed musically in what was essentially the same format. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

Return Of The Mail-Order Bridegroom is available now via mail-order only princemelonrecords.blogspot.com.au and will be released to retail on April 18th.

Meanwhile Ed brings his Solo and By Request show to parts new and old this winter performing upwards of 2 hrs each evening. That’ll keep you toastie. In addition Ed will perform solo at The Gumball Festival in the Hunter Valley on April 12th.

Tickets for all shows are on-sale now.