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Home Is Where Hart Is, For Now

Home Is Where Hart Is, For Now



Who: Mick Hart, Sunroom
Where: Northern Star Hotel
When: Friday August 20, 2004

DURING a year of living and performing in Europe, Australian singer-songwriter MICK HART often yearned for home.

Hart returned to Australia from his successful overseas jaunt in late 2003.

But after spending much of this year recording his new album, No Compromise , in Melbourne, Hart said he was ready to return overseas.

``I do miss it, I really do, but I've got to be patient before I think about heading back overseas,'' Hart said.

``With my last album, I left the country about six weeks after it was released, which was a bit selfish.

``There were plans to go back to Europe before the end of the year but I think I need to concentrate on the album here at home first.'' No Compromise has been two years in the making and is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Hart's ARIA- nominated album of 2002 Upside Down In The Full Face Of Optimism. Largely written in and inspired by the year spent living in Paris and touring across Europe, the album boasts 13 tracks that blend roots, reggae and rock.

Hart said the album featured a strong groove element and could generally be described as more of an ``up'' sounding record.

``It's a really raw sounding record, which I love, and it's got a lot more groove,'' Hart said.

``I'm really looking forward to getting out on the road and playing it live.'' Hart starts his national tour this week and will return to play the NORTHERN STAR HOTEL on Friday night.

Fans will notice a few new faces in Hart's band, including EVAN BROWETT on drums, DAMIEN LEONARD on bass and special guest percussionist JUSTIN LEEF. Doors open at 9pm and entry costs $10.

Hart will be supported by SUNROOM.



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