From meeting the love of his life under an April pink moon on Great Keppel Island, to having an authentic appreciation for the place in which he now calls home, independent singer-songwriter, and two-time Golden Guitar Award winner, Brad Butcher, is about to become the next lyrical advocate for the stunning destination.
Set to release in September 2023, Butcher’s sixth studio album, East of Everything shares 11 tracks which take listeners on a journey of life, love, gratitude, friendship, and family, with inspiration derived during time spent on the Capricorn Coast.
“I had the pleasure of co-producing this album with multi-instrumentalist Benjy Pocock and Grammy winning producer Marc Swersky, and strings player, Dave Eggar, who delivered the iconic intro to Coldplay’s Viva La Vida has also weaved his magic within my latest album,” Butcher said.
“East of Everything is extremely close to my heart as it tells the stories of how I have arrived at this point in my life. It is full of indebtedness for my hometown of Mackay and my ‘now local’ the Capricorn Coast for giving me a resting place to call home and a bright future.”
Butcher was hanging out with good mates Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou (aka Busby Marou) on Great Keppel Island back in 2019 when he met his now wife of two years, Katie in a chance meeting.
Returning to Fisherman’s Beach to tie the knot in 2021, Butcher not only welcomed Katie to his life, but two stepdaughters. Welcoming their first daughter together in June 2020 and their second in September 2021, the talented solo artist soon had many reasons to smile and has managed to proudly capture numerous of these special moments within his lyrics.
“Music is storytelling at its finest and it certainly helps to have life experiences under your belt,” Butcher said. “My life certainly wasn’t always high tides and sunshine, but I look back on the formative years fondly as we can’t celebrate the highs without the lows.”
In the lead up to the release of East of Everything, Butcher is teaming up with Great Keppel Island Hideaway and Visit Capricorn to give two lucky people the chance to spend two glorious nights on Great Keppel Island, Southern Great Barrier Reef.
All fans need to do is pre-order a vinyl copy of his soon to be released album to win. There are only 100 copies available via bradbutcher.com. T&Cs apply.
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