LIOR is no stranger to Bendigo and returns tomorrow night.
After a period of writing and isolation Lior is out on the road for an intimate show at the Bendigo Bank theatre at the Capital.
“I’m in the middle of writing my fourth album and there’s nothing more inspiring than a show to get the juices flowing,” he said.
“I heard about how good the theatre was from other musicians so decided to use it for this gig.
“Word of mouth tends to travel among musicians, and I had heard nothing but good about this one.”
Lior is well-versed in a variety of venues, but by nature of the beast keeps his solo shows for the intimate venues.
“The smaller places make for better interaction of course,” he said.
“I have been playing seasons at the Spiegeltent in Melbourne for that reason.”
Lior creates a bit of a ripple among the ladies and causes a wave of praise for being a “nice guy”.
“I treat people with respect, and to be honest I really like most people I meet.
“I tend not to step on people’s toes.”
The visit to Bendigo is just a small part of a stream of projects Lior has in front of him.
As mentioned, he’s writing his fourth album, and what is a very impressive feat is writing for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
“Nigel Westlake and I hooked up and presented a small piece to them and they ended up commisioning a 40 minute show,” Lior said.
“That’s about as good as it gets.
I will be in front of the orchestra as a solo vocalist.”
What’s more, the show has been taken up by other orchestras around the country.
“It’s a massive undertaking,” Lior said.
“So there will be no rest for a year.”
Lior plays the Bendigo Bank Theatre at The Capital on Saturday, October 27.