Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 2/27 – The Pleasures

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Navigation

The Pleasures are a new band fronted by  Catherine Britt and Lachlan Bryan. Formed in 2022, their first three singles received heavy rotation on local and national radio, and their debut record The Beginning of the End (released in August 2023) debuted at #2 on the Official ARIA Country Charts, spent 12 weeks in the Americana Music Association Albums charts and scored the band two nominations for the 2024 Golden Guitars Australian Country Music Awards (for best alt-country album and best group – winners to be annou ced in January 2024).

No shrinking violets, The Pleasures’ sound is raucous, dirty and blues-inspired (occasionally interrupted by delicate moments of sublime country-folk), whilst their subject matter leaps from bold and bawdy to heartfelt and insightful. They call themselves a country band, but there’s as much Jack White influence here as there is George Jones  (in fact there’s plenty of both), alongside the plethora of mythologised girl-boy country acts with whom they will inevitably draw comparison. If you get the feeling these guys have drawn upon every debaucherous night out, self-inflicted wound, bleeding heart and broken bone to come up with this noise, you’d be absolutely right.

Already festival favourites in their home country, The Pleasures have delighted crowds at The Gympie Muster, Out On The Weekend, Dashville Skyline, Songmasters of the Universe, Groundwater Music Festival, Country by the River, Country by the Bay and more. The band is already confirmed for 2024 appearances at Port Fairy Folk Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival and Nundle Rocks – as well as showcase appearances at Folk Alliance Intenational in Kansas City and a return to the United Kingdom, where The Pleasures received a raptuous reception in November of this year.


February 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:


301 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website


View Organizer Website