Kasey Chambers best by a country mile

Looking back: Kasey Chambers.


COUNTRY music singer Kasey Chambers thrives on the immediacy of a live performance.

The ARIA award winner and chart-topping artist says there is something special about having an audience in the palm of her hand. “I love being in the studio recording but there is nothing quite like playing live, it is really the be-all and end-all of what I do,” Chambers says.

Despite her fame, the laid-back vocalist is never one to take herself too seriously.

“My gigs are a little bit like if you were to come around to my place and listen to a few of my mates jamming.”

Chambers will perform in Hallam next week month, showcasing her back catalogue, which includes The Captain, Not Pretty Enough and Little Bird.

She will be supported by her father Bill, an accomplished artist in his own right.

Chambers credits him with giving her a start in music, after she was brought up listening to Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Gram Parsons. “My dad has really taught me everything I know, we are just on the same page musically.” Also supporting Chambers will be emerging artists Harry Hookey and Ashleigh Dallas.

After six months at home with her family in Sydney, Chambers is raring to be back on tour. “It’s been a while since I’ve played in Hallam so I’m looking forward to it.”

Chambers performs at the Hallam Hotel on June 27 from 8.30-11.30pm. Tickets $50 via Ticketmaster.