The Recliners

As the name suggests, The Recliners are a laidback, earthy ensemble perfect for sundowners, Sunday sessions and corporate functions. This incredibly experienced duo pride themselves on performing organic, heartfelt pop, country and blues-infused music, with the ability to expand to a versatile trio or four piece band.

The Recliners are a Perth-based duo that pride themselves on performing organic, heartfelt pop, country and blues-infused music, with the ability to perform as a versatile trio or four piece band. As the name suggests, The Recliners are a laidback, earthy ensemble perfect for sundowners, Sunday sessions and corporate functions.

Drawing from a staggeringly broad repertoire of more than 100 modern classic songs as well a their own music back catalogue spanning over a 3 album history which started in the mid 90’s as one of Perth’s most revered original bands, HONEY.

The Recliners as an acoustic duo have entertained crowds at some of Perth’s top venues and premier events for the last 15 years and are adaptable for a variety of situations;

  • Pubs
  • Nightclub
  • Cafés
  • Wedding receptions
  • Corporate functions & award nights
  • Pre-Dinner drinks
  • Company dinners
  • Birthday parties
  • Cocktail functions
  • …and more!

The partnership of founding members Kilian Albrecht and Ian Campbell are at the core of the Recliners, both Kilian and Ian have an intuitive musicality, making the complimentary pairing  an incomparable duo, but with the added diversity by making the Recliners available as a trio or four piece band.

Kilian has been a well-respected and in-demand guitar player around Perth for almost 2 decades across a range of styles and genres. His guitar playing is melodic and tinged with the kind of familiarity that make the classics seem as if they are his own. In the  mid 90’s he played with a variety of bands such as The Surfing Birds, Common Thieves, Throwing Verses and more recently with Dr. Fish  and the highly regarded 80’s concept band OATS SUPPLY.

Original acts he played with  in the late 90’s and onwards include The Externals, Honey, Natalie Gillespie, DM3, The Majestic Kelp and currently with the THE LAYABOUTS. Kilian has also worked as a studio session musician as well as co-written some of the material with Honey, The Externals and The Layabouts.

Ian Campbell has played in numerous bands around Perth since the late 1980’s, starting out with King Crush, going on to join with Kilian in the larger-than-life Oats Supply. Ian spent several years with Dom Mariani’s DM3 as guitarist and vocalist, touring Europe extensively following the release of “Road to Rome”, a Perth power pop masterpiece. As a songwriter of note, Ian has also recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, and at the famous SUN STUDIOS in Memphis.

Ian’s amazing ability to weave rich vocal harmonies around any melody is unique – as well as being the primary vocalist in The Recliners, he also provides the rhythm guitar parts that provide the solid backbone to their sound.

The Recliners are equally adept in trio and four piece combinations; with female vocalist and percussionist Nicoli Hatch (who was an original member of HONEY) adding depth and as a more traditional four piece utilising the talents of Tom Fisher of DR FISH and The Layabouts on bass and backing vocals and the dexterous Chris Richardson (TOURIST, Smoking Section) on drums and percussion.

The Recliners are an adaptable and highly polished outfit creating the kind of breezy, relaxed atmosphere that leaves even the causal observer with a smile on their face (and a song or two stuck in their head)!

The Scientist – Coldplay

Somebody’s Crying – Chris Isaac

High & Dry – Radiohead

Candy – Iggy Pop

Only Natural – Crowded House

Distant Sun – Crowded House

Fall at Your Feet – Crowded House

History – Crowded House

And She Was – Talking Heads

Beast Of Burden – Rolling Stones

Dead Flowers – Rolling Stones

Cant Always Get – Rolling Stones

Spider & The Fly – Rolling Stones

Sweet Virginia – Rolling Stones

Diamonds – Ben Harper

Steal My Kisses – Ben Harper

Look Like Gold – Ben Harper

Round Here – Counting Crows

Long December – Counting Crows

Mr Jones – Counting Crows

Heavens Door – Bob Dylan

Released – Bob Dylan

Running To Stand Still – U2

With Or Without You – U2

All I Want Is You – U2

Wild Horses – U2

Heart Of Gold – Neil Young

Out On The Weekend – Neil Young

Crazy Mamma – JJ Cale

Don’t Let Me Down – The Beatles

Crazy Love – Van Morrison

Wild Night            Van Morrison

And It Stoned Me – Van Morrison

Brown eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Magic – The Police

Careless – Paul Kelly

Make Gravy – Paul Kelly

To her door – Paul Kelly

I Remember – Paul Kelly

Winding Wheel – Ryan Adams

16 Days – Ryan Adams

Pick Me Up – Ryan Adams

Throw Your Arms – H & C

Sweet Jane – Lou Reed

Wild Side – Lou Reed

Walk Don’t Run – Peter Tosh

Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash

Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash

The Joker – Steve Miller

Money and Run – Steve Miller

Jet airliner – Steve Miller

Wicked Game – Chris Isaac

Thirteen – Big Star

Free Falling – Tom Petty

Easy – The Commodores

The Instigator – Tom Petty

Tomorrow Wendy – Andy Preeboy

Olivers Army – Elvis Costello

Outdoor type – Lemonheads

Take It Easy – The Eagles

Preacher Man – Aretha Franklin

Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Eagles

Girl – Neil Diamond

Im on Fire – Bruce Springsteen

Slip Sliding Away – Simon & Garfunkel

What Its Worth – Buffalo Springfield

First Cut – Cat Stevens

Kiss – Prince

Stuck In The Middle – Steelers wheels

Suspiscous Minds – Elvis

There She Goes – The La’s

MMM – Crash Test Dummies

Almost With You – The Church

Fire Would – The Saints

Flake – Jack Johnson

Wild Honey – U2

MR Bright side – The Killers

Are you having Fun – Eagle eye cherry

Wind Cries Mary – Hendrix

Cruel to be Kind – Nick Lowe

Ooh La La – Ron Wood

Learning to Fly – Tom Petty

She caught the Katy – Taj Mahal

Lookin out my back door – CCR

Free – Pete Murray

How Long – The Eagles

Only Women Bleed – Alice C

Dakota – Stereophonics

April Sun – Dragon

Crossroads – Clapton

Mary Janes Last Dance – Tom Petty

Firecracker – Ryan Adams

Ever Seen the rain – CCR

Wearwolves of London – Warren Zevon

You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

All that I have – Snow Patrol

Wish you were here – Pink Floyd

Daughter – Pearl Jam

Satisfaction – Rolling  Stones

Better Man – Pearl Jam

Only Rock n Roll – Rolling  Stones

Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Med Show

The Weight – The Band

Revelry – Kings Of  Leon

Dinosaur – Kiss Chasey

Dock Of the Bay – Otis Redding

Burning Love – Elvis Presley

Wonderwall – Oasis

Songbird – Bernard Fanning

Poor Pittiful Me – Warren Zevon

Who Says – John Mayer

Stir It Up – Bob Marley

Galway Girl – Steve Earle

Tumbling Dice – Stones

my Best friends girl – The cars

Crossroads Blues – Clapton

Mary Janes Last dance – Tom Petty

People Get Ready – Clapton

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash

Weather With You – Crowded House

Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Med

You never can tell – Chuck Berry

Answering Bell – Ryan Adams

Firewood – The Saints

RUDE – Magic

Wish you were here – Pink Floyd

(plus many more)

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