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Melbourne’s acclaimed cosmic country outfit, Lost Ragas, are taking their elixirs, remedies and cure-alls and fleeing the urban jungle. Combining forces with promoter Leicashow Presents, they will stage a series of shows in mainly Regional Victoria in March. The shows will be presented in unique venues, such as halls and theatres (not pubs and clubs), giving fans the opportunity to experience the band’s infamous live show in more intimate, safer surroundings. They’ll be performing songs from their latest album, This Is Not A Dream, as well as selected aural medicines and liniments from their apothecary.

Watch and listen to “I Am Awakening” from Lost Ragas’ latest album This Is Not ADream

Lost Ragas are: Matt Walker, Shane Reilly, Roger Bergodaz, and Haydn Meggitt

Pioneering new realms of modern, psychedelic country sounds, Lost Ragas have, over the past decade or so, become infamous on the Melbourne scene, and their electrifying live shows are something to behold.

The band was born when Matt Walker was touring his album In Echoes Of Dawn, a solo recording which he wished to expand on in live performance. Enter Shane Reilly. The two had crossed paths while playing with Tex Perkins and in down time on the road, would sit around jamming and writing songs. Matt and Shane each brought their swag of swagger to the coffee table and created something entirely new. Taking their name from the bonus disc of instrumentals that came with In Echoes of Dawn, Lost Ragas were born.

A notable element of the live show is the guitar interplay between the Matt and Shane and the sparks that fly once they hit the stage. That’s where the ‘cosmic’ comes into it, and Matt and Shane’s flights of fancy are underpinned by a subtle and steady rhythm section that always keeps things grounded.

Bassplayer Roger Bergodaz is a long-time friend and collaborator of both Matt and Shane; a first-class drummer, Roger chose to play bass in this band, and once he placed his note, no one was about to argue. The drum stool is these days ably held by Haydn Meggitt. Haydn joined the line-up for their most recent album, taking over from original drummer Simon Burke, and playing a slow burn groove while singing harmonies as sweet as a bird.

As all members of Lost Ragas individually work with an impressive roster of other artists, but needless to say, when the planets align and they all have the time to head out on the road together again, it is cause for rejoice.

Lost Ragas can transform a room, and will be doing just that when they hit the road for their Travelling Psychedelic Snake Oil Salesmen Tour of regional and suburban Victoria in March. Don’t you dare miss them.

Lost Ragas – The Travelling Psychedelic Snake Oil Salesmen Tour

Saturday 19th March – Tallarook Mechanics Institute

Sunday 20th March (arvo) – Birregurra Hall

Saturday 26th March – The Shed @ The Pig & Whistle, Main Ridge

Sunday 27th March (arvo) –  Sound Garden Music Club @ Yarra Valley Country Club, Bulleen

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