The Cat's Out
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19th November, Garden Place, Hamilton. 11am
17th December, Gourmet at the Gardens, Hamilton. 4pm
25th March, Gourmet at the Gardens, Hamilton. 4pm


The Cat's out of the Bag EP

Featuring two tracks, 'Commanding Me' and 'Trees Stand Strong', off the upcoming album, the original demo of 'Light of Love' which was released on the previous EP Shining In Silver, and the beautiful Eddie Rayner orchestral arrangement of the album-closer 'Through The Wall of Light'.
Available now exclusively on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Music.




"Shining In Silver will appeal to adult contemporary fans, much like what I mentioned earlier with the Finn Brothers, Dave Dobbyn and..."
Jason McIver @ | Read the full review...

"This is Hamiltonian singer songwriter, Simon Hirst’s first EP introducing us to his laid-back, well-versed lyricism and warm sheets of layered acoustic guitar. It produces the same homely feeling you get when listening to something like Woodface by Crowded House or a few of the tracks on Beautiful Collision by Bic Runga. Hirst makes a few references to home, land, sea and sky, though not over-saturating it, keeping the songs accessible and relatable to almost anyone..."
Graham Reid @ | Read the full review...

"Like many great recordings, the songs of Shining in Silver become more memorable with every listen. The chorus of each track embeds itself in the mind of the listener, which is a mark of good pop music. Stand out tracks are the smooth, spacey opener Shining in Silver, and the dark but empowering Love Will Carry Me Home. Shining in Silver shows balance and restraint in its arrangement: every instrument featured adds to the musical soundscape of the work. Every chord and every melody drives in a holistic direction without ever being overbearing individually."
Jeremy Millar - Independant |

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