South West the next stop for multi-instrumentalist

Man of many talents: The South West marks the next stops on Fiji-born multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad's latest tour of Australia. Photo: Supplied.
Man of many talents: The South West marks the next stops on Fiji-born multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad's latest tour of Australia. Photo: Supplied.

The South West marks the next stops on Fiji-born multi-instrumentalist Jay Hoad's latest tour.

The musician and his band will bring their talents to Margaret River, Dunsborough, Yallingup and Bunbury starting next week. 

The shows are part of Hoad's first Australian tour in years, following trips through Europe, India, and the Pacific Islands.

"I love that part of the world [the South West]. It has been a couple of years since I've been able to squeeze in a west coast tour, so I am really excited," he said. 

"Quite often, someone will come up to us and say, 'I've had a really bad day/week/month/year, but - over the past 2/3 hours - I had completely forgotten about those aspects of my life'. 

"The gratitude is one of the best things about performing live. We like seeing the countryside, as well."

While touring the world, Hoad put together two albums simultaneously. 

"They were supposed to come out six to 12 months ago, but - with the touring schedule - it was hard to find a balance between performing the shows and writing/recording new music," he said. 

"However, it all made for an amazing experience."

Jay Hoad plays Dunsborough Tavern April 20, Settlers Tavern April 21 and April 26 and Caves House on April 28.