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Oscar winning musician heads to Australia

June 8, 2016

Oscar winning singer song-writer Glen Hansard, (right) of The Frames, Once and The Swell Season, comes to the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) with his band for one night on Tuesday 18 October as part of his Didn’t He Ramble Australian Tour.

With a career spanning 25 years, including heading up the band The Frames, Hansard has won numerous awards including the Oscar for Best Original Song for Falling Slowly, which he wrote with Czech musician Markéta Irglová for the film Once.

Born in Dublin, Hansard’s early passion for music literally spilled out into the streets when he quit school at 13 to live the life of a busker.

Hansard formed The Frames in 1990. Their fourth album, For the Birds in 2001, brought them international recognition. By 2003, The Frames were a platinum-selling, stadium-headlining act in their home country and around the world. To mark their 25th anniversary last year The Frames released a ‘best of’ album, Longitude.

Didn’t He Ramble (2015), Hansard’s second solo album, was co-produced by The Frames alumnus, guitarist and Grammy Award winner David Odlum and Thomas Bartlett who has produced for the likes of The National and Sufjan Stevens.

Glen Hansard’s forthcoming Didn’t He Ramble Australian tour features an all-star band including piano, strings and a brass section

Tickets on sale Friday 10 June 2016 at qpac.com.au or call 136 246

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