Canadian born singer/sonwriter Tracy McNeil (now a permanent resident) and her band The GoodLife grace the BMF stage at Madman’s Gully Amphitheatre for the very first time in 2017. From Tracy’s Fireside Bellows (with Jordie Lane) solos support slots for Old Crow Medicine Machine, Tony Joe White and the Weddo’s (and lots more) plus the time with new band ‘The GoodLife’ the musical landscape she is exploring evolves on a continuum of cinemascope proportions.
The huge calibre of the band and Tracy’s unobtrusive direction of the players meld into stunning harmonies, layers of guitars that interplay within yet have a scope of singularity when required, galvanised at times, delicate rhythms which create sparks and ignite into pinnacle majesty.
Melbourne influenced American/Alt Country, Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife lure you in for the cruise with a sun soaked direction of love, loss heartache and distance. “Thieves” – the new album from the band, is a classic album. Never wavering from start to finish, this album is on high rotation on the turntable at BMF Central. Tracy and her band reach for the stars and beyond on stage and envelope the crowd as one swaying mass.
“McNeil’s experience as a singer/songwriter and performer and the high calibre of her band, have resulted in a creation of easy complexity; a contradiction in terms – and a wonder to behold.”
Joelene – The Country Music Blog