Free, Front bar
Callum Gentleman plays blues/folk noir with the odd dash of country. It’s Nick Cave meets The Smiths in a dark alley where they conspire to kidnap Bob Dylan and move to New Zealand.
It’s Tom Waits sharing a bottle of moonshine with Leonard Cohen at 4am. He's a raconteur, trouper, chancer, and murder ballad lover. But above all, Callum Gentleman is a storyteller.
These stories come out as songs, poems, campfire yarns, whiskey-soaked bar banter. Stories about good people doing bad things, and bad people who try hard to be good ... but often fail. Stories of fallen angels staring to heaven, contrite demons yearning for redemption, down-and-out junkies scrounging for a dollar, the devil gets it on with the wrong hooker. Stories told in a child's whisper, a father's tears, and a drunken man's roar.
He often performs with allies Joel Vinsen (guitar) and Sam Loveridge (violin) beside him, but is just as happy going solo. He’s played gigs with artists such as Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson, Marlon Williams, Tiny Ruins, Hopetoun Brown, Nadia Reid, Great North, Reb Fountain, Bond Street Bridge, Will Wood, and The Eastern.
Callum is also one half of poetry/experimental guitar duo Panhandlers.