The Dawn Light

THE DAWN LIGHT will be celebrating the release of their debut album ‘Because of Love’ with a special performance at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Saturday 18 June. Also performing on the night are their close friends The Peter Hunt Band along with Pat Tierney.

The album ‘Because of Love’ is a 12-song album capturing the exquisite singing and songwriting of Japanese born and Sunshine Coast bred Angela Newcomb (whose voice features on Ziggy Alberts’ latest album ‘Searching for Freedom’) along with partner and bassist OJ Newcomb (John Butler Trio, Band of Frequencies, Afro Dizzi Act). 

After many years of deeply connecting with the profound verses of great mystic poets – Hafiz (renderings by Daniel Ladinsky) and Francis Brabazon – Angela began to embrace their poems as lyrics, writing songs that could be described as a dear companion to the human spirit, shedding beams of light, joy and inspiration on the path of life. 

The album and band also feature highly acclaimed musicians Charles Wall on drums (AKA Bobby Alu, Xavier Rudd), Brodie Graham on guitar (Band of Frequencies), Gareth Mews on violin (Cigány Weaver), Rohan Seekers on keys (Life on Earth) and Nick Garbett on trumpet (The Vampires, The Strides) as well as beautiful string arrangements by Steve Newcomb and Sarah King. 

Influenced by artists such as Carinne Bailey Rae, Lianne La Havas, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Allen Stone, Emily King, Jose James, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Jon Cleary, Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Dawn Light’s sound is angelic, playful, moving and deeply soulful, paying homage to these great poets. This combination of musicians, words and music will surely inspire your heart and soul to dance.

Special guests at the Eumundi show: 


Peter Hunt

Within the miniatures of the universe that are music, Peter Hunt explores the wisdom, peace and belonging that music can offer us.  With his voice, guitar and trumpet, woven with the artistry of his trio, worlds of songs are created, inspired by cultures of music including jazz, and African threaded with a sense of Celtic. As the core songwriter for the group Kooii, Peter recently released his first solo album entitled ‘Vessel’.


Pat Tierney

Lap slide guitarist and roots troubadour Pat Tierney brings an eclectic and captivating musical experience to everything he touches. Taking influence from the likes of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, and Ben Harper, Pat’s music dances between folk, blues, roots, and soul. A true songwriter and poet, Pat brings an old school approach with modern tales of love, loss, hope, and social justice. He has toured across the country with the likes of Russell Morris, The Beautiful Girls and Ash Grunwald, spending time in between recording his album ‘Red Moon’ (released to rave reviews) and is now working on his third album.  

TICKETS: $25 (+ booking fee) through Oztix. 18+ event.  Doors open 6pm.  

Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus 

The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm, travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale.  Phone Aaron on 0478 814 169 to book.

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