Friends, I have the saddest news.
As many of you know, in late 2020 The Audreys founding member Tristan Goodall was forced to quit touring due to ill health. I am very sad to have to pass on the news that despite our best hopes for his recovery, we lost our dear Tristan on July 2nd. He was 48 years old.
I have talked to so many people in the last few days who knew Tristan, and the outpouring of love has been overwhelming. He touched so many of us with his beautiful music, his big heart, his big hugs and his big goofy laugh.
Tristan and I met in 1997 in Adelaide. We were university students, with silly dreams about touring the world with a band. Tristan already played in a rock band, which was so cool to this skinny jazz singer with a breathy voice and crippling stage fright. But Tristan saw something in me, and as we started playing and writing songs together a whole new world opened up. We went on to do so many wonderful things together with our music. We met and worked with amazing and talented people, we walked onto stages big and small together all over the world. It has been the most incredible adventure.
25 years later I have to say goodbye to my dearest friend, my musical soulmate, and my grief is almost unbearable. Rest in peace my darling Tristan. We had a dream and we made it happen, can you believe that?
Thank you so much for sharing that journey with me. I will miss you everyday.
Live favourites and multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys have graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than they can count. They’ve rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for live theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned their very hearts for rock and roll.
Launching in 2006 with Triple J faves “You and Steve McQueen”, “Oh Honey’ and “Banjo & Violin” from their debut album, The Audreys now have five albums worth of songs to choose from and just as many hilarious anecdotes. Predominantly playing as a duo in recent years, Taasha Coates & Tristan Goodall have a chemistry like no other, and every show will bring you from laughter to tears and all the way back again.
Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts 2016
'Til My Tears Roll Away, 2014
Sometimes The Stars, 2010
When The Flood Comes, 2008
Between Last Night & Us, 2006
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