This is the sixth single released from Tobias who, over the past two decades has cemented his reputation as one of Australia's finest singer/songwriters (Rogue Inc), playing alongside Missy Higgins, Jen Cloher, Archie Roach and Toni Childs.
Often described as "Beck meets Paul Kelly meets Bruce Springsteen" - Tobias's music brings the room to life with his craftsmanship and songwriting ability. His last single 'When The Sun Comes Up Again' became #1 on Australia's AMRAP charts for over a month.
“There is a soulfulness and a longing in the Australian spirit that touches me, and I hear this is in Tobias' songs and singing." - Luka Bloom
Known for his exceptional breadth and experience with writing music, left a light burning is no exception.
"I wanted the song to encapsulate not just the emotion of the song but to bring through the influences I’ve been inspired by, from years on the road touring rural and urban Australia...Tobias. "
Inspired by a brief love affair in Melbourne, 'Left A Light Burning' is title track from Tobias's latest EP. Soulful, engaging and enigmatic, this song Features a dynamite list of musicians including Michel Rose (Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers) and Caroline Trengove (Hillbilly Goats).
Recorded with childhood friend and producer Michael Hancock after a conversation at The Gympie Muster (Sunshine Coast) in 2016. The idea was to record an EP using Mick Hancock's remote studio - with l the Guitars / Bass Guitar and Drums captured in Tobias beach side home, in Peregian Beach. This technique allowed the natural heartbeat and sound of the song to really shine through.
'Left A Light Burning' was originally arranged for NY fashion week with a collaborator in 2015, however Tobias wanted to re-record it to give it the life it deserves. Mick Hancock also had the vision of giving the single the sound it needed and they both went to work at his studio in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast.
SATURDAY 9TH MARCH| IMPERIAL HOTEL – (SUPPORTING RUSSEL MORRIS) EUMUNDI, QLD
THURSDAY 15TH MARCH| PANTHERS CLUB – PORT MACQUARIE, NSW
FRIDAY 16TH MARCH| FOX DEN – GLOUSCSESTER, NSW
SATURDAY 17TH MARCH| HUNT AND GATHER STREET FEST – NEWCASTLE, NSW
SUNDAY 18TH MARCH| HAMILTONS OYSTER BAR – FORSTER, NSW
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