Byron Short and The Sunset Junkies will perform live in a massive five hour gig at the Royal Mail Hotel on Saturday.
Byron Short and The Sunset Junkies will perform live in a massive five hour gig at the Royal Mail Hotel on Saturday. Contributed

Dark times lead to revelation for musician

BRISBANE band Byron Short and The Sunset Junkies ready to bare their souls at their upcoming Ipswich gig.

The band are regulars at Goodna's live music powerhouse The Royal Mail Hotel and will be performing  tracks  from their fifth studio album, Revelations tomorrow.

Hailed as the dark jewel in his crooked crown, Revelations tells the story of singer songwriter, Byron Short's life as a down and out rock 'n' roller walking the line between damnation and salvation.

"Revelations is an album about a fairly dark time in my life. But, ultimately it's about casting out the darkness to find love, light and redemption," Short said.

Short said the 10-track Revelations album borrowed from the apocalyptic, prophetic imagery in the biblical text.

"The good book sure as hell helped me deal with my demons one dark night," he said.

"And now, I hope my songs can help other people build their own impenetrable fortresses of hope, healing and dare I say - happiness."

The album also features interesting collaborations with some of the region's most talented up and coming artists, including Francesca De Valence, Ellie Jane and Dana Gehrman.

Byron Short and The Sunset Junkies will perform live at the Royal Mail Hotel on Saturday from 3pm.