Photo Credit: Ian Laidlaw
ANNOUNCES SHOWS IN NYC, LA,
AUSTIN (SXSW), LONDON
“[‘Don’t Believe’ is a] soulful serenade to a detached lover, it blends laid-back drums, soft guitar and fuzzy, plucky synthesizers to make a smooth ’70s sound.”- NPR
TORONTO, ON – February 22, 2017 – Melbourne, Australia’s Slow Dancer – a.k.a. singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Simon Okely – announces today that he has signed with ATO Records. To celebrate the signing, Slow Dancer shares a cinematic music video for his effortlessly alluring track “Don’t Believe.” Watch the video via NPR’s “Songs We Love” HERE, and be prepared to have this intoxicating song stuck in your head.
Slow Dancer will make his U.S. debut next month, with performances in New York City, Los Angeles, and SXSW (schedule forthcoming.) He will also perform in London. See below to find a show near you.
Okely has been writing, recording and independently releasing music under the moniker Slow Dancer since 2014, and is gearing up to release his sophomore album with ATO this Spring. Crafting warm, soulful music with delicate vocals, golden guitar tones, and grooving beats, Slow Dancer is inspired by the music of his childhood and memories of long country drives through Western Australia listening to his parents’ rhythm and blues records. His music is deeply personal and irresistibly wistful, calling upon the likes of Jose Gonzales, Kings of Convenience, and Fleetwood Mac. Watch this space for more on Slow Dancer, one of the most exciting new voices of 2017:
3/14-19/17- Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/20/17- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
3/23/17- New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
3/29/17- London, UK @ The Waiting Room