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Grace Knight To Launch New Album With Two Special Melbourne Shows

12 October 2015 | 4:16 pm | Staff Writer

The veteran songstress will unveil her brand new long-player 'Fragile' next month

Venerated English-Australian singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Grace Knight will take to the stage in Melbourne twice next month for a pair of special launch shows in honour of her new, seventh studio full-length, Fragile, it has been announced.

Knight will perform the first of her shows at city venue Bennetts Lane this Saturday, 17 October, giving herself a breather before returning the following Saturday, 28 October, to Elsternwick's Flying Saucer club.

The former Eurogliders mainstay has been a fixture of the Australian music community since the early 1980s, remaining with the band through four studio albums that decade before the band's dissolution in 1989 gave Knight the opportunity to focus on her solo pursuits.

She didn't take long to capitalise, either, with debut solo album Stormy Weather dropping in 1991, while remaining consistent with her delivery of new work — 1993's Gracious, 1996's Live, 2000's Zeitgeist — before a period of inactivity ahead of 2008's Willow and 2012's Keep Cool Fool. The newest release adds to the oeuvre with 12 tracks of bluesy, folksy, Celtic-inspired creativity that comes with an enviable pedigree to boot, with Knight's former Eurogliders partner-in-crime Bernie Lynch helping bring Fragile to life in the studio.

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"Fragile is a collection of songs everyone can relate to," Knight said of the new album in a statement. "Some heartbreakingly beautiful, some playful and some downright dirty."

Those so inclined will be able hear for themselves what Knight means next month when she steps out to support the new release as well as dip into her expansive back-catalogue to ensure both performances are evenings to remember.

Tickets for both shows are available now; every two tickets purchased nabs a free copy of Fragile as a bonus, so find reasons to bring a mate.

For more information, see theGuide or check The Music App.