MICHAEL MEEKING & THE LOST SOULS
After six years in London, Michael Meeking returned home to his native Melbourne and re-formed The Lost Souls, whose exquisite playing is a highlight of their second album ‘Ride On’.
During his time away the acclaimed singer-songwriter shared UK stages with Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas and Nick Barker, and played support gigs for artists such as the Men They Couldn’t Hang and Glen Tilbrook.
‘Ride On’ is packed full of soulful roots rock with undeniable pop hooks with The Lost Souls adding the necessary twang. They are also joined by some stellar guests including Weddings Parties Anything’s Jen Anderson on violin, Jet’s Steve Hesketh on piano and Hammond and soul queen Kylie Auldist (The Bamboos), who pops up on the stunning duet ‘Gentle’.
These are life-affirming songs, once again proving that Meeking is capable of crafting classic songs that sit comfortably alongside Australian artists such as Neil Murray and UK country rockers Danny & The Champions Of The World.
"Has the rock swagger of The Faces, only more refined and performed better” - Americana UK
“Full choruses and those big lush hooks that just sweep you along. ‘Ride On’ is an enjoyable blast of an album” – Flyin’ Shoes
“Soulful alt-country roots rock with ringing, chiming guitars, strong upbeat melodies and big choruses” – Roots and Branches