who We are
With their first release of original recordings MCFARLANES LANTERN will rock your socks off with their funky bourbon soaked New York rock’n soul blues and fine as wine originals. Their signature sound is a killer combination of raw talent, versatility and flawless technique which will have you dancing In the streets.
MCFARLANES LANTERN takes you on a journey through a broad spectrum of blues and soul by contemporary artists such as Joe Bonamassa, ZZ Top and The Commitments to more traditional artists like Eric Clapton, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgeraild. With their latest single release (Grow Old Together) and a host of rare hits you will be left with an unforgettable night of entertainment .
Peter McFarlane is among a rare breed of performers with boundless energy that not only sings and plays the drums but occasionally bounds around the stage invoking the audience into rousing vocals and percussive collaborations. Peter has honed his unique skills after gallivanting around the country for over 40 years behind some of Australia’s biggest acts. He has had long term stints with Finch, Swanee, Col Joye, Phil Emmanuel’s Kakadu, TwinTowns RSL, Big Stik, Doghouse Blues Bar, Bo Jenkins Roadtrain, the Kniki + Mike Beale Project and Mission Blues. He is also currently playing with the Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra and is in demand as a record producer, session player and film music composer fostering young emerging artists
Beth Hamilton. After joining the band as a backing singer Beth is now fronting the show with her amazing ability to have the crowd in the palm of her hand. With her 3 1/2 octave range, wicked sense of humour and several decades of performing a huge range of material she will entrance all.
Greg Watts on guitar and vocals. One of the most innovative guitarists in Australia and also lends his hand to some classic lead vocal work and soaring harmonies. He is also a luthier and guitar tech.
ex ‘The Love Ones’ and ‘The Exotix’
Lionel Ceasar on keys and other noises. With his wild organ solos to his classic piano playing Lionel is in demand as a session player and a go to man for fill ins. He is a veteran of the Gold Coast music scene and there’s not too many musicians he hasn’t played with.
Illy Mahn Iaquinto on bass. The funkiest 6 string bass player in Australia. Played behind many corporate show bands including the Joe Cocker show and Neil Diamond show
ex Big Stik, Howlin Time and Soul Zu
“They have a story to tell that is believable with a no bullshit delivery”
Peter Blyton (record producer)
“Honest musicianship with no tweeking required”
Grant Houston (studio engineer)
“What a classy band” Mary-Anne Sterling
SEP 19 Wed -- Host band @ Treetops Tavern Jam Night, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
SEP 22 Sat -- Royal Mail, Goodna, Brisbane 7pm
SEP 29 Sat -- Riffing for Rain, Fundraiser @ Beenleigh Tavern
OCT 7 Sun -- Advancetown Hotel, Gold Coast
OCT 17 Wed -- Host band @ Treetops Tavern Jam Night, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
Nov 10 Sat -- Private Function
Nov 17 Wed -- Host band @ Treetops Tavern
Nov 24 Sat -- Private Function
Dec 1 Sat -- Sydney Blues Festival cancelled
Dec 2 Sun -- Sydney Blues Festival cancelled
Dec 12 Wed -- Host band Treetops Tavern
Dec 30 Sun -- Norville Hotel, Toowoomba
Jan 19 Sat -- Grumpy's Shed, Victoria Point, Brisbane
Feb 8 Fri -- Joe’s Underground, Redcliffe
March 16th Sat -- Joe’s Underground
April 7th —— Private function
April 27th Sat —— Bands for Butterflys 11.30 pm
May 18 -- Blues on Broadbeach 11.45am Sails Stage
May 31 Fri -- Miami Marketta
June 13th Sat — Richard Baker Benefit Concert, Treetops Tavern
June 19th Fri — Canungra Hotel, 8.30
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GROW OLD TOGETHER
LIVE @ NIGHTQUARTER, Gold Coast
Photo of Drovers Inn, Loch Lommond, Scotland. Original McFarlane Clan Lands