Silver Series: Timelines – Australian Stories in Song

Michael Fix and Mark Cryle join forces, creating a unique musical perspective on Australian history. People and events are bought to life in song; whether singing of the Aboriginal fast bowler Eddie Gilbert or the doughty St Patrick Day’s protesters confronting police batons in Brisbane in 1948, or Ronald Ryan, the last hanged man in Australia. When Mark sings about visiting Sideshow Alley at the Brisbane Ekka as a child and a Dad, every word rings true without any cloying sentimentality.

Both Mark and Michael are multi-instrumentalists and seasoned performers, and both are passionate about keeping Australia’s chequered history alive – the good, the bad and the ugly – revealed through a catalogue of important original songs. The result is a powerful insight into the thoughts and feelings of the people involved, as well as a unique and fresh understanding of the events themselves.

“His interpretations of other people’s tunes have a fresh individuality about them, while his own compositions draw on diverse influences to create a personal uniqueness that is easy to listen to, but hard to reproduce. His fingerpicking is flawless, his sense of rhythm is completely controlled…… Michael has an instrumental voice that is both a challenge to other guitarists and completely enjoyable to everyone.” – Steve Henderson, Guitarist Australia Magazine

“…hats off to the main songwriter Mark Cryle whose melodic hooks could land a marlin” …- Rhythms Magazine

“The most impressive aspect of Mark Cryle’s beautiful and lyrical historical songs is that they retain absolute accuracy…without losing any creative force or any melodic vigour and power.” – Professor Raymond Evans

“Writing songs is a talent that very few people possess. To be able to imbue songs with historical and cultural significance while instilling a sense of familiarity requires exceptional talent. Mark Cryle has that gift.”-  John Graham, musician & band leader of award-winning band Murphy’s Pigs.

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21 Apr 2023


11:00 am - 12:15 pm




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Logan Entertainment Centre


Logan Entertainment Centre
170 Wembley Road, Logan Central QLD, Australia
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