Here comes Dawson again !
Dawson wrote Coloured Lights in response to that vivid memory most of us have of the first time we wandered around King’s Cross on a Saturday night. Bright lights, characters, clubs, shady deals, crammed footpaths, smells, flashing blue lights, sirens. Sex and drugs and rock and roll baby !
A clutch of very hip New Zealand blues and soul singers made their way across the ditch to the big smoke of Sydney in the 60s and 70s. Many of them drawn and catering to, the money being spent by American servicemen on r and r leave from Vietnam. Max Merritt, Mark Williams and Ricky May for starters.
Oh, and Dawson Graham.
A true troubadour, Dawson moulded his early memories of the Cross into a song.
This version of Coloured Lights is very much live from The Shed. What you hear is a raw representation of what went down in The Shed in late November 2015.
Coloured Lights is the second of Dawson’s original songs we have posted on the PBGB Blog.
Dawson has a swag of original tunes up his sleeve, so watch this space for more
from PBGB JUKEBOX
released December 19, 2011
Dawson Graham Writer, Vocals
Steve Faggotter Guitar
Mick Nadin Harp
Louise Nadin Guitar
Neil Porter Bass
Peter Reid Drums
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