Tamas Wells has been working in our office here for most of this year as project worker for the Micah Challenge and the East Timor Sea Project. In a few weeks time, he’s heading back to Burma for a few years to work for Tear in HIV/AIDS education. I’ll miss him – he’s been very fun to have working outside my office door.
He’s a bit of a dark horse though… it took all year to discover that he’s a musician as well. And on Friday night he’s launching the new single from his forthcoming album.
Here’s the press release…
Eighteen months after the release of the debut album ‘A Mark on the
Pane’, Melbourne artist Tamas Wells offers a new single ‘Valder Fields’.
Written in northern Burma’s wet season and then recorded during
Melbourne’s winter, the single reflects the "dreamy melodies and
arrangements" (Baby Sue US 5+/5 stars) which made both international and
local critics describe the 2004 debut album as "one of the year’s most
beautiful records" (Inpress).
The launch is at Gertrudes in Gertrude St., Fitzroy, this Friday night – it’s a seated venue, limited tickets are available from Gertrudes on 9417 6420, $12 each (includes a copy of the single).
The Australian Financial Review said of his last album that it was "Nick Drake’s folk meeting up with Iceland’s stately Sigur Ros. A beautiful, sublime record" 8/10 stars