‘Ned Kelly Said’ will be the song that sees Lance Friend bursting back on the airwaves after what has been an extended break from the industry. A labour of love spanning decades is now testament to a young boys school excursion to Glenrowan and the effect this visit still holds over him today.
Like him or loath him, Ned Kelly is undoubtedly an international icon for Australia. In this song Lance has hinted that ‘There is a little bit of Ned in all of Us’ as Australians continue to acknowledge his existence with various new movies, tattoos, hair styles, beards and memorabilia. The message is clear ‘It’s ok to be a proud Australian and honour our history’.
Working with one of Australia’s finest producers Brendan Radford, Lance released his first solo album in 2012 titled ‘The Album’. Lance has been back in the studio with Brendan working on his new songs alongside some of Australia’s finest musicians including Lawrie Minson, James Gillard, Michel Rose, Vaughan Jones, Mick Albeck and the late Glen Hannah.
With his music featuring high on various country charts Lance has toured Australia wide supporting and headlining many events, festivals and gigs. His main stage performances include The Gympie Music Muster and Airlie Beach Music Festival. He has headlined Noonamah Rodeo, Central Queensland Bikes, Bulls, Buggies & Bands, Julia Creek Dirt n Dust and Bowen Fishing Classic just to name a few. He supported Ross Wilson and Brian Cadd and has featured alongside Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows, The Radiators, Dragon, James Blundell and many more.
Lance has announced his return to music will be made at the ‘Gympie Music Muster 2019’. A swag of new songs is set to be released throughout the year and his focus is now on getting back on the big stages and airwaves. A new film clip is in the making for what is set to be a hit song. The media attention surrounding this clip has caused a stir already with Channel 7 News doing a feature story across Australia reaching millions. Watch here.
Lance will be appearing at the 2019 Gympie Music Muster in August. Catch him here:
Thursday 22nd August @ Muster Club
Friday 23rd August @ Crowbar
Sunday 25th August @ Muster Club