Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow
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"Bruce Elder 5/4/08"

Glenn Cardier has been around on the edges of the mainstream Australian music scene since the early 1970's when he worked mainly in the folk circuit. Over the years he has gravitated towards the blues and found his own very distinctive mode of gruff delivery.
With Exiles From Eden he has delivered his best album ever.
Good lyrics, interesting and original music, simple but effective arrangements. It is characterized by some of the finest songwriting this country has produced.
'Life Of The Party' is a haunting, menacing tour de force. 'Angelica' is one of the most interesting R&B compositions you'll hear anywhere - very unusual and very clever. 'Watch Out (Love Gonna Getcha)' is so delightfully swampy it could be covered by Tony Joe White and 'Invisible Ink' is a magical ballad that lyrically draws a clever parallel between kid's games and adult secrets.
This is a very good album from a musician who has followed his own original muse without compromise. - Sydney Morning Herald


"Anthony O'Grady"

Four stars!

'...These days Cardier can get gruff with the blues but hasn't lost his silken acoustic touch. His music is rootsy blues and folk, now beefed up by power chords. His delivery is chanson, European style of declamation where emotion is enunciated with savoir faire....' - Weekend Australian 12/1/08


"Keith Glass"

'...Glenn should be trumpeted as one of our finest, an original and a craftsman of the highest order...' - Rhythms Magazine


"Glenn A Baker"

'...a national treasure...' - Rock Guru


Discography

Rattle The Cage CD
House Of Mirrors CD
Exiles From Eden CD
Live At Lizottes DVD/CD
(aired Sept 7th Ovation Channel)
Music airplay ABC, 2UE

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Glenn Cardier emerged in the 1970's with a number of albums on Festival records. He has played Sunbury twice, supported Frank Zappa, Fairport Convention, Spike Milligan, Ray Davies, Bob Geldof and Cheech and Chong to name a few. Cardier has re-emerged after a 25 year self-imposed exile from the record scene with 3 critically acclaimed CD's and 2009's DVD 'Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow - Live At Lizottes'.