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Hat Fitz and Cara ‘Hand It Over’ Album Launch Tour 2019

| 5 December 2018 | Reply

Hat Fitz and Cara ‘Hand It Over’ Album Launch Tour 2019

High-energy duo Hat Fitz and Cara are one of Australia’s most enduring, popular and talented roots artists. The husband and wife team have clocked up 10 years of touring, festivals and album releases from their base of operations in hinterland Sunshine Coast, QLD and show no signs of slowing down.

Their worldwide festival touring circuit takes in Australia, the UK, North America, and Europe and their blend of old-timey influences sees them equally at home on Folk, Americana, Blues and acoustic stages.

Fitzy and Cara are thrilled to announce the imminent release of their much-anticipated 5th studio album ‘Hand It Over’, featuring lead track ‘Hold On’, and they’re headed out on an extensive tour this Summer to get everyone’s blood flowing.

Says Cara of the making of the new album,

“Our intent on this album was to share as honestly as we can with our music what we do live, the high energy moments that bring us together in life and the sensitive lows that we sometimes hold to ourselves. Hopefully capturing what feels good to us musically will feel good to the people listening, whether it’s the first time they’ve heard us or if they’ve been fans for years.”

‘Hand It Over’ is just having some finishing touches added courtesy of award-winning producer Govinda Doyle (Angus and Julia Stone) and will be available on store and online from mid-January, in the meantime, get your ears around gospel-inspired vocal tour-de-force ‘Hold On’, which has been knocking audiences over at the recent band’s live shows.

‘Hold On’ is available from all good music outlets from December 11, with full album to follow in Mid-January 2019.


Thurs 31 JAN The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Fri 1 FEB The Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Sat 2 FEB The Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Fri 8 FEB The J Theatre, Noosa, QLD
Sat 9 FEB The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Sun 10 FEB Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast, QLD
Thu 14 FEB The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Fri 15 FEB The Leadbelly, Newtown, NSW
Sat 16 FEB The Metropole, Katoomba, NSW with special guest Vanessa Caspersz
Thu 21 FEB Old Church on The Hill, Bendigo, VIC with special guest Luke Watt
Fri 22 FEB The Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, VIC
Sat 23 FEB The Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC (Matinee Show)
Sun 24 FEB Way Out West Roots Music Club, Newport, VIC
Fri 1 MAR – Mon 4 MAR The Nannup Music Festival, Nannup, WA
Thu 14 Mar Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle, WA
Fri 15 Mar Four5Nine, North Perth, WA
Sat 16 Mar The Nukara Music Festival, Geraldton, WA


High-energy duo Hat Fitz and Cara are among Australia’s most talented roots music artists. The husband and wife team have clocked up 10 years of worldwide touring, festival performances and album releases from their base of operations in the hinterland of South East Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and are showing no signs of slowing down.

Their festival touring circuit takes in Australia, the UK, North America and Europe where their modern blend of old-timey-influenced sounds is equally at home in a variety of settings from folk or Americana stages to blues and acoustic venues. While the singer/songwriters are both multi-instrumentalists, it’s Fitzy’s weathered vocals and soaring blues-soaked guitar combined with Cara’s pounding drums and soulful voice that show them at the peak of their creative power.

Fitzy served his musical apprenticeship in the 1980s touring around Western Queensland playing the show circuit with his father’s band alongside boxing tent shows and rodeos. Here he came upon a vinyl album of Bo Carter playing with the Mississippi Sheiks which was to be a turning point in the way he would hone his unique style of playing. He still holds the record for the most consecutive shows at Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Meanwhile Cara was growing up in a commune on the other side of the world, living a gypsy lifestyle around various parts of the Northern Ireland coast. Through a substitute teacher at school she was introduced to the folk-blues of Leadbelly, and, by way of a cassette she bought at the age of 13, got turned on to Atlantic soul. Cara’s soul music background has seen her tour Europe and the USA with singers such as Jamiroquai and the popular Corinne Bailey-Rae. She has co-written songs with Bailey-Rae, Jeff Lang, Alison Ferrier, Aine Tyrell, David Holmes, LTJ Bukem, and many others.

Winners of Blues Album Of The Year at the 2013 Australian Chain Awards and UK Spiral Earth, Hat Fitz & Cara also won Best Vocal Of The Year at the 2015 Chain Awards and were finalists in the 2015 Memphis International Blues Challenge in the USA.

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