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JUNE 13th/14th/15th 2019 - Some shows 

After a long absence from the stage, building alternative-design mud houses, Steve Appel re-emerged in 2018 to showcase a new King Curly EP, “Calling For Fire”: songs imbued with apocalyptic foreboding, inspired by the inflammable nature of the Australian bush and the wider world at large. Appel is a true creative. His songs and his buildings are beautiful and relevant to the times. 

Late 2018 saw Steve touring Europe with another Australian singer songwriter, Melanie Horsnell. In Paris he produced a record of that collaboration with the album ‘The World Has A Gentle Soul’. Information at https://www.facebook.com/MelanieHorsnellandSteveAppel/ 

2019 and King Curly will be doing some shows again centred around a pedal steel player Johnny Graffham and multi instrumentalist Steve Grieve.

SYDNEY - Porch Light Sessions/Petersham Bowling Club Thurs 13th June 7:30pm. 
LEURA - House concert at The Castle Friday 14th June 7.30   https://www.trybooking.com/BCWHU 
CANBERRA - Smiths Alternative. Sat 15th June From 7pm  https://www.smithsalternative.com/events/king-curly-58616

NEW RELEASE : STEVE APPEL & MELANIE HORSNELL 'THE WORLD HAS A GENTLE SOUL'  

NEW RELEASE : STEVE APPEL & MELANIE HORSNELL 'THE WORLD HAS A GENTLE SOUL'

Produced by Steve Appel 

Arrangements by Steve Appel 

MUSICIANS 

All recordings are built around Steve & Melanie’s live studio performance in Paris as a duo - singing and playing their nylon string guitars with foot percussion and harmonica 

plus: 

STEVE GRIEVE - Additional steel guitar 

ELMO REED – Additional steel guitar 

JAMES HAUPTMANN – Percussion 

ANGUS DIGGS – Drums 

ROBYN MARTIN – Bass

European tour Oct/Nov 'Two Australian Songwriters' with Melanie Horsnell 

Steve Appel and Melanie Horsnell are gearing up for a 6 week tour of Europe from mid Oct playing in France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, England, Scotland and Italy. . This picture seems to be tickling their Euro-colonial funnybone.

 

Two Australian Songwriters: Steve Appel (King Curly) & Melanie Horsnell. 

EUROPEAN DATES

Wed Oct 18th - Peniche Anako, Paris (France) with Hitzak 

Fri Oct 20th - La Bar De La Plage, Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines (France) 

Sat Oct 21st - Soiree Cerises, Brussels (Belgium) 

Sun Oct 22nd - De Waag, Haarlem (Netherlands) 

Wed Oct 25th – Kareltje, Heusden (Netherlands) 

Thurs Oct 26th - Vreemde Streken, Wageningen (Netherlands) 

Fri Oct 27th - Sofa Salon, Berlin (Germany) 

Sat Oct 28th – LU99, Leipzig (Germany) 

Fri Nov 3rd - Pferdestall, Helmstedt (Germany) 

Sat Nov 4th - Willy Prinz, Kiel (Germany) 

Sun Nov 5th - Hamburger Küchensessions Festival, Hamburg (Germany) 

Mon Nov 6th - Peter en Leni, Steendam (Netherlands) 

Wed Nov 8th - Radio with Hazey Lake 9pm, Dublin (Ireland) 

Thurs Nov 9th - Tí Chairbre (Carberry's Pub), Drogheda (Ireland) 

Fri Nov 10th - East Side Tavern, Dublin (Ireland) 

Sat Nov 11th - Fennelly's, Callan, Co. Kilkenny (Ireland) 

Sun Nov 12th - The Blues Bar, Harrogate (UK) 

Tues Nov 14th - Two Sisters Cafe, Carnoustie (Scotland) 

Wed Nov 15th - Kingoldrum Village Hall, Kirriemuir (Scotland) 

Thurs Nov 16th - KitschnBake, Newport (Scotland) 

Fri Nov 17th - The Lemon Pepper Sessions, Hyndland, Glasgow (Scotland) 

Sat Nov 18th - La Domenica Unplugged Birthday Special, Seborga (Italy)

Fri/Sat/Sun 24-26th Nov - further French shows (details coming soon...)

Touring Europe with Melanie Horsnell this October/November  

KING CURLY & MELANIE HORSNELL - AUSTRALIAN SINGER-SONGWRITERS EUROPEAN TOUR OCT/NOV2017 

Two acclaimed Australian singer/songwriters Stephen Appel (aka King Curly) & Melanie Horsnell will tour Europe together this Oct/Nov - with an intimate showcase of their songs presented separately and together. 

For European audiences Steve comes with a Letter Of Introduction from  Australian music legend Paul Kelly himself. While Melanie comes as a returning troubadour to a loving fanbase who have welcomed her many times before. 

Their show will suit festivals, listening venues and home concerts. 

For bookings Email:   kingcurly@kingcurly.com

New EP "Calling For Fire" 

Dear friends of king Curly 
We are ready to launch a new bunch of songs after a long break building mud houses. (see doco on the building) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ny2fNdsBc 

This image below is the album cover by Dan Creighton. First person to explain it wins a still factory warm copy. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kingcurly5 

Here's the first song off the record - hope you like it and spread the word for Saturday. 
https://soundcloud.com/steve-appel-380243397/calling-for-fire 

1st launch is this weekend sat 7pm in CANBERRA http://www.smithsalternative.com/events/king-curly-22642 then

Saturday 26th August at Leadbelly http://theleadbelly.com.au/whats-on/2017/8/26/king-curly, Sydney and

Sunday 27th at Caravan Music Club, Melbourne http://www.caravanmusic.com.au/gigs/king-curly/

Please share this around. 
Best regards 

King Curly Inc

 

Coming soon 

I decided to write some songs again a few months ago and maybe they have accidentally taken on some colour as seen from the apocalyptic clifftop we seem to be perched on. and with Dan Creighton's help as well as Elmo Reed , Zoe Hauptmann, Ev Mannell and Steve Grieve we have begun recording and will release an album soonish. It may well be named after one of the tracks 'Calling For Fire'. See you for some shows soon!

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