2013 Song – Living My Life By The Days

2014 Song – Stranger in My Country

Everyone loves a good story, especially a story with a soundtrack like this one.

In 2011, Luke Peacock happened upon “The Loner”, an album of songs written and recorded in extraordinary circumstances in 1973, by Vic Simms. The impact that these songs had on Luke led him on a musical, spiritual and historical journey as he formed a unique and powerful friendship with Vic Simms, a Bidjigal elder and undoubted Australian rock’n’roll treasure.

In early 2013, Luke created The Painted Ladies. He gathered the “easiest group of musicians ever to assemble”. He took his favourite songs from Vic’s album, re-invented them and spent a week in the studio giving them another life. The results speak for themselves. Passionate and no-holds-barred takes on the songs of “The Loner”, proving that truly great songs never expire.

With Uncle Vic by their side, they heard stories, told stories and created new stories. These songs sit deep at the centre of all of them.

The recorded project is set to arrive in late 2013 and – so far – features members of The Medics, Halfway, You Am I, The Saints, The Go-Betweens, Powderfinger and The Gin Club, with guests including Roger Knox, Nick Barker, Danny Widdicombe, Dan Nozovic, Sue Ray and Vic Simms himself..