Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets @ Forum Theatre

Legendary singer-songwriter Nick Lowe returns to Australia for the first time since 2012, backed by the incredible Los Straitjackets. One of the most influential musicians of his generation, the silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter boasts a catalogue of immortal songs from ‘Cruel To Be Kind’ to ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding’, ‘All Men Are Liars’ to ‘I Knew The Bride’ and many more.

Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of The Ventures, The Shadows and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world.

Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks and gold Aztec medallions the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

Supported by Grammy award-winning Americana artist Jim Lauderdale. Since the mid 1980's, Jim has released more than 30 albums and built a reputation of delivering from-the-heart, honky tonkin’ country music performances.

Photography by CarbieWarbie \U0001f413