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Luminous - The Three Sided Album July 05, 2017 20:12

From Perth Western Australia, an ensemble of players: Errol H Tout [guitars, guitar synth and lap steel], with Mike Gorman [6 and 12 string guitars] and Eliot McCann [Stick bass] to create a new album of innovative, interesting and fun instrumental acoustic and electric guitar music. Neil Trainor [guitar] and Sam Tout [keyboards] also appear on the album.

Is ‘Luminous’ the band or the album?  Why is it called a ‘three sided album’? There are three albums in one, the Acoustic album, the Luminous album and the Atmospheric album. Culled from an original 42 pieces to18, we thought perhaps listening to this album in one sitting may be too much for some listeners. So we made it three. In concert the team perform most of the pieces live.

Mike has performed and recorded with “The Leagues of Crafty Guitarists”, “Toyah Wilcox”, and “Second Sufis” in New York. Both Mike and Errol have attended Guitar Craft courses in the USA as well as in Europe and New Zealand.

Errol has recorded and performed with “The Weeping Sores”, “The Body Corporate”, “The Beautiful Losers”, “The Less Said the Better”, “Mudancolab”, “Trains of Thought”, “Alea Ensemble”, “New Young Choreographer”, “Alea Ensemble”, “The Nova Ensemble”, “The Global Nomads”, “The Nova Ensemble”, “The Real World Trio”, “Graham Greene and the Willing Sinners”, “Nine Over Two”, “Balanescu Quartet” - “Utopia” by Cathie Travers.

Eliot has extensive professional experience and currently performs with with Magnolia Jones where he is credited with playing “bass, Stick, vocals, delusions of grandeur.”


The ‘Post Tumour Humour’ album launch December 24, 2014 15:45

On the 17th July 2012 [a week after our family lost our Mum] I had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour weighing in at 2.2kg at 200mm diameter and the kidney it had grown on. This was while I was being treated for blood clots in my lungs. Apart from being uncomfortable, expensive and unpleasant, it was also really, really scary.

I had to spend 3 months off work while I recovered and I do not deal with boredom very well. How to turn a seeming disadvantage into an advantage? Make a ‘concept album’ of the journey and the experiences.

During this time I had met and worked with so many fabulous nurses, doctors, orderlies and even cleaners that I could not let this pass. My experience at St. John of God hospital Murdoch was terrific considering what I was there for. What a joy to work with people that care about what they do, and are really good at it, when they have your life in their hands.

The cancer spread to my liver and a year later, after being told there was nothing that could be done, I had to travel to Melbourne to have it all removed. After a mammoth procedure they tell me I’m all clear now.

This album is not really story about a battle, rather some of the experiences I had while I experienced amazing support. I hope that maybe the stories will resonate with others that have experienced similar things. Maybe it will offer some hope, as I feel that I have been very fortunate.

‘Get busy living or get busy living dying’
Andy DuFrame from ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

The album is available from Errolhtout.com.au, CD baby, Amazon, Spotify and iTunes.

All proceeds from the launch and sales of this album will go to:

West Australian Urologic Research Organisation [WAURO] and the Pancreatic, Liver, Biliary and Foregut Cancer Awareness Research and Education [PANCARE] Foundation.

 

The album will be launched on the 14th of December:

Astor Lounge
Upstairs 659 Beaufort Street,
Mount Lawley 6050
Support will be by Cowboy X

Best wishes to all

Dr Errol H Tout