Dr Goodvibe

Dr Goodvibe

BandBluesAdult Contemporary

A diverse and eclectic blend of funky grooves,acoustic guitar,harmonicas and soulful vocals to spin a web of uplifting intrigue. Edu is an award winning songwriter and Christian also laden with awards is undoubtedly Australias finest chromatic and diatonic harmonica player.

Biography

Goodvibe Band Biography

The combined talents of singer/songwriter Edu Valk and harmonica player Christian Marsh has lead to the formation of "Dr. Goodvibe".

• The music is an original and combustible blend of funk, blues, Latin, jazz and country.

• Edu is a unique and diverse singer songwriter whose philosophical and often satirical commentary on life openly elucidates his heart. The eternal optimist, EDU's music is raw and honest and uplifting, with comparisons as diverse as David Gray, Jack Johnson Dave Graney, Van Morrison, Lou Reed and JJ Cale – just to name a few. Nominated for Best Male vocalist in 2004, ABC Newcastle Music Awards.

• Christian’s playing will open your mind to the versatility of the harmonica. Christian’s trademark is a particularly pure and sweet tone, which he weaves through even the simplest of melodies to create lively and complex musical arrangements. He has played every idiom, from country and blues to jazz and classical, playing with many of the top artists in the music industry. Some highlights of his career include a national tour with the hit stage musical "Big River", worked as Larry Adler's harmonica technician during Adler's "Glory Of Gershwin" tour, performed Sven Libaek's Harmonica Concerto with Orchestra Nova, Newcastles Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Kellaway. Toured and recorded with "The Reason To Breathe", an ensemble lead by pianist/flautist Wu Pu Yu and pianest/producer Parris Macleod is an eclectic mix of classical and world music underpinned by the didgeridoo playing of Mark Atkins. He has won three national Hohner "Gold Harmonica” awards and has released two of his own CD's and performed as a guest artist on thirty more. He has distilled his unique sound from this wide experience.
Awards

• Tracks from their second album "She" have won best "Blues and Roots" and "Announcers Choice" in the 1233 ABC Newcastle Music Awards in 2005, and then best "Combined Classical and Instrumental" in 2006. Christian won the best "Instrumental" for his own composition "Five Islands" in 2003.
www.abc.net.au/newcastle/musicawards

Performances

• Dr Goodvibe perform their own material as well as a carefully selected mix of popular covers which has won them fairly wide appeal, with a wide cross-section of audiences and age groups.

• Dr Goodvibe have performed at numerous Festivals and Music Events such as Peats Ridge Festival NYE 2006, Lizottes Live Music Restaurant Dinner Show Dec 2006 and Album Launch May2006, Coastfest 2006, Peats Ridge Festival, Peats Ridge Dec 2005, Coastfest/Central Coast Oct 2005, Yungaburra Folk Festival Oct 2004

• They have supported such artists as Tony Joe White (USA), Eugene (Hidaway) Bridges (USA), Vince Jones, Rodrigo y Gabriela (Mexico), Renee Geyer, Richard Clapton, Mental as Anything.

Albums

• Dr Goodvibe have recorded three albums, the latest, "The New Bohemia" was released in Feb 2012

• Their debut album in 2000 was self titled, (see review http://www.whatson-centralcoast.com.au/doctor-goodvibe.html)

• Their second album “SHE” is an even more eclectic mix of songs including two sensational instrumentals from Christian. Both albums are available at their shows or visit their website.

• Here's a message sent by one of the greatest living Chicago blues legends after he heard us on the net: "She!!! I think I know this vixen..............nice harp baby!!" Sugar Blue

Video

"The Nun in the Backseat", Check it out! It’s on the CD “SHE” (open in Quicktime), the website,Youtube or if you like, stay up late and you may catch it on RAGE… others have!

Discography

Dr Goodvibe/Remedies 2002
Dr Goodvibe/She 2006
Dr Goodvibe/The New Bohemia 2012
Christian Marsh/The Sketch
"Holding Diamonds" from She still receives regular airplay on ABC92.5FM and some of the songs can be streamed from our website, reverbnation and myspace sites.
Various tracks from the latest CD are now getting regular airplay on our local ABC station 92.5 ABC Central Coast

Set List

We draw from all three albums as well as our new developing material