Chris Cavill
Chris Cavill

Fresh sounds mark musical comeback

AFTER taking a break from music, natural performer Chris Cavill realised he just couldn't stay away.

Now the song writer is back with a brand new album that he'll be performing with his band The Prospectors in Goodna next Friday.

"I took a break from music for a couple of years and did a teaching degree," Cavill said.

"I quickly discovered I needed to have music as a part of my life.

"When I started listening to some old albums I got the inspiration to write music again.

"We started out with a lot of blues and roots, acoustic music and now we're mixing it up with some electric guitar and ukulele so it's more of a folk, 70s rock style."

Cavill said a lot of songs from the Know Your Destiny album were close to his heart.

"The song Across The Border is about the risk of getting back into music and not knowing what's on the other side," he said.

"The single Midnight Train is also a really popular track. The song Loretta is for my wife and it's about being madly in love with someone.

"Our live performances start off acoustically and then work their way up to an energetic, fast paced show which people seem to really like."

The Melbourne-based artist said his love of music began when he first picked up a guitar at the age of 12.

"I joined a punk rock band in high school which was a lot of fun," he said.

"Then when I was 19 I went around Australia with a mate and my guitar which was amazing."

Since that trip, Cavill has not been able to stay away from writing and performing.

"Our tour has already been to Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and we're heading to Melbourne next," he said.

"We've never been to the Royal Mail before but I've heard it's great so we are really looking forward to it.

"People can expect a great show with our new songs, some old stuff and some covers as well."

The Royal Mail Hotel will present Chris Cavill and The Prospectors on July 3.

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