Chris Cavill & The Prospectors – All That You Got EP.
By Rob Dickens.
In 2015 singer/songwriter Chris Cavill made a successful return to the Australian music scene releasing his most ambitious record to date, Know Your Destiny. Reinvigorated after a lengthy break, Cavill re-emerged with his new band The Prospectors and toured the album to great feedback. That release was a gripping one that took a hold over me and would NOT let go.
Twelve months later, Chris Cavill & The Prospectors are back. This time the engines are revved and plugged-in, a significant shift from the earlier folk vibe into a powerful blues and rock aesthetic. All That You Got is so good to these ears that I feel cheated that it contains only five songs. I want more!
‘Something For Nothing’ kicks off proceedings with a power riff and Cavill’s vocals spilling out with vigour. The title track is another guitar-laden song, with a compelling plea as a chorus, while ‘Learning’ is a little more like the previous release which shows off Cavill’s plaintive and precise voice. ‘The Woman In You’ has a falsetto floating feel, a seven-minute-plus epic that rises and falls with gut-raw emotion including a Robert Plant-esque wail. The closing ‘Undone (with Free Fallin)’ is another treat.
Chris Cavill is one of the brightest lights on the Australian music scene.
Go see him.
Go hear him.
The Prospectors are Cavill (vocals/guitar), Dave Cafarella (drums) and Peter King (bass/vocals).
You can catch the band as they tour the Australian East Coast throughout July.
ALL THAT YOU GOT TOUR DATES
Friday July 8 – The Stag & Hunter – thestag.com.au – Free entry, 8.30pm
Saturday July 9 – Lazybones Lounge – lazyboneslounge.com.au – 294 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW – Tickets $15 @ door, 8.30pm
Friday July 15 – The Loft – theloftbar.com.au – 6/58 Liebig St, Warrnambool VIC – Tickets $10 @ door, 8.30pm
Saturday July 16 – The Golden Vine – facebook.com/goldenvinebendigo – 135 King St, Bendigo VIC – Free entry, 8pm
Saturday July 23 – The Toff In Town – With Sammy Owen Blues Band + Old Feather – thetoffintown.com – 256 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC – Tickets $12 + bf/ $15 @ door