This is simply the best boot of this band I've heard.
MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Queenscliff Music Festival
November 24, 2007
FM radio broadcast
Though the audience on November 24 could not have known
it at the time, an historic event in Australian history was unfolding
even as My Friend The Chocolate Cake took to the Queenscliff stage.
It was the last day of John Howard's Liberal Australia, Kevin Rudd's
Labor government comprehensively winning power. And what
better way to welcome in the new than with the exhilarating strings,
and soaring ballads of My Friend The Chocolate Cake.
Hope Csutoros, the original (and always stunningly chapeau'd)
violinist, has taken leave from her duties with the group to raise a family.
Her replacement, 21 years old and a virtual prodigy, is the beautiful
Xani Kolac who not only brings with her an astonishing level of
virtuosity, but whose vivacious personality has injected new enthusiasm
into the band.
Many of the songs performed in this show are from the latest
My Friend The Chocolate Cake album "Home Improvements".
01 Hymn To The Carnies
03 It's All In The Way
04 Let's Go Walk This Town
06 A Midlife's Tale
07 Home Improvements
08 Forgotten Athletes of Persia
09 Pentecostal Girl
10 Weather Coast
12 I've Got A Plan
13 The Romp
14 Nanny's Farewell
My Friend The Chocolate Cake is:
David Bridie - lead vocals, piano
Helen Mountfort - cello, vocals
Xani Kolac - violin
Andrew Richardson - guitar, vocals
Andrew Carswell - mandolin, tin whistle
Dean Addison - bass, vocals
Greg Patten - drums, vocals