Becoming something of a legend in Melbourne, Lost Ragas electrifying live shows are something to behold and their recent Union Hotel residency saw the pub packed to capacity each week with palpable excitement.
Lost Ragas are… Matt Walker – Vocals and Guitar Aria Award for Best Blues & Roots Album 2000, Tex Perkins, Vika & Linda Bull Shane Reilly – Pedal Steel, Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Mandolin, String arrangements Tex Perkins, Brian Cadd, Freya Josephine Hollick, The Plagiarists, Sime Nugent Roger Bergodaz – Bass Sime Nugent, The Ahern Brothers, Tex Perkins, Freya Josephine Hollick Haydn Meggitt – Drums and Vocals Ross Wilson, Vika Bull, Dan Sultan, Jimmy Barnes
The kings of Australian Cosmic, the mighty Lost Ragas are Melbourne’s own psychedelic supergroup. Born from backstage jam sessions, co-writes and an obsession with great songs and sounds, the band are a combination of voices, songs, vision and exceptional skill. Each member of the band offers a wealth of experience, and a bend towards the song’s best interest.
Melding soul, country, blues, rock and psychedelia, the band create a live experience that is renowned in Melbourne’s music community. After the departure of founding member, Simon Burke, Lost Ragas have welcomed their newest member Haydn Meggitt to the fold.
“The quartet truly embodies the phrase ‘cosmic country’, serving up a sound that mixes classic country, light psychedelia, ‘70s singer/songwriter and rock’n’roll. It’s like Sturgill Simpson and Beck jamming with the ghost of Harry Nilsson as they effortlessly meld clever songwriting with exceptional playing that always conveys just the right feel. Lost Ragas have created an album of timeless quality, full of dark and graceful beauty.” Chris Familton (The Music, Post To Wire) Phantom Ride – 2014 ABC Radio National Album of Week – Daily Planet Transatlantic Highway – 2015 PBS 5 Feet High And Rising Top Albums of 2015 Americana Australia Top 5 Albums of 2015 Post To Wire Top Albums of 2015 Triple R Banana Lounge Broadcasting Narnie Award 2015 Feature album on Radio National Daily Planet Lost Ragas have shared a bill with Felice Brothers, Tex Perkins, Blackeyed Susans, Ben Ottewell, Jeff Lang and appeared at Semaphore Music Festival, Dashville Skyline, Riverboats Music Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Out On The Weekend and Wave Rock Weekender.