Folk, blues singer back on board

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Independent Singer Songwriter Tim Stokes will play three shows between Dunsborough and Margaret River including Valentines day at the Settlers Tavern.
Camera IconIndependent Singer Songwriter Tim Stokes will play three shows between Dunsborough and Margaret River including Valentines day at the Settlers Tavern. Credit: Supplied

Byron Bay folk and blues singer songwriter Tim Stokes is embarking on a WA tour, with shows at Cheeky Monkey on Saturday, Caves House on Sunday and Settlers Tavern on Thursday.

In his second South West tour, Stokes will be sharing songs from his studio album MeXico, his EP In Life Thou Art, and blended covers of Elvis Presley and Paul Kelly. His original songs concern hope, love and light, and live performances include the king of rock‘n’roll’s Can’t Help Falling in Love mashed up with Kelly’s Dumb Things.

The singer-songwriter has played Splendour in the Grass, Bello Winter Music Festival, and Mullumbimby Music Festival.

This tour comprises 10 different dates and venues across the State.

Stokes lived in the South West for a gap year in 2000 and discovered a deep love and appreciation of the area working on several vineyards.

“I’m really excited to visit the area and play some tunes,” he said. “I’m bringing my board and can’t wait to get back out on Main Break.

“I love playing some of the uplifting and fun tracks from MeXico, especially Right On, which was featured by Rage.”

Now a full-time musician and touring artist, Stokes has taken a leap of faith to leave his former work life and follow his passion.

“I have a few more songs that I’m recording later in the year, including one called Let Love which I will be previewing at each gig,” Stokes said.

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