Byron Bay Bluesfest

Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow


There are aspects of Glenn Cardier’s story that could best be described as the stuff of legend. He appeared at Sunbury, Australia’s first iconic Rock festival over 45 years ago as well as performing in those early years with the likes of Frank Zappa, Harry Chapin, John Hammond and Spike Milligan. Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow perform for a third time at Bluesfest. His resurrection as a songwriter and performer since 2000 has been amazing. Cardier’s long-standing band, The Sideshow provide a powerful backdrop underpinning the dark humour of Cardier’s lyrics.  

‘Five albums into a 21st century resurrection that has been as lauded as the original by true roots music fans, Glenn Cardier has again captured that special blend of humour and heart that has won him the well-deserved reputation as the greatest singer/songwriter working in Australia today. Cool Under Fire is a confirmation of his songwriting genius’. - Bernie Howitt

‘A revelation! Imagine an Australian version of Warren Zevon - smart, clever, pithy lyrics and a dry, sardonic delivery.’ - Stuart Coupe

'A tour de force! This is, unmistakably, the inimitable Glenn Cardier...' - Ian Dearden

'Cool Under Fire is a rich helping of what we love about Cardier. The songs are wry and droll, many illuminated with a cinematic glare or dark-street noir...' - John Hardaker

Playing Days
Thursday 18th April, 2019

Friday 19th April, 2019


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