What happens when you combine the raw guitar prowess of one Australia’s riffiest hard rock bands with the soulful subtlety of an ardent gospel ballad singer? The result is the standout new record from well known folk figure Cam Ellis, who is about to release his highly anticipated new record “A Long Time Coming”. Like two perfect puzzle pieces coming together. Cam has found an indefectible writing partner and producer for the record in Melbourne’s Robin Mai (John Butler, Augie March, Jet), and the two of them together have given birth to something with the soul of a heartfelt love letter to an old flame. With every song you can see glimmers of the wide range of bands and projects Cam has made himself famous through (Ronan Keeting, Lights of Berlin, Ray Ryder etc), and how each undertaking has shaped his sound into something quoted as being “a spirit warming music journey into a pensive mind”. “See Me” (the record’s lead single) encompasses this exact feeling with Cams heart-wrenching lyrics and thundering guitarwork engrossing the listener from the first eager strum, a prime example of Cams huge growth as an artist over the last 4 years of national touring throughout Australia’s bar and festival scene. A Long Time Coming is culmination of years of hard soul searching and has a produced a towering record that brings something new to the table with every experience, with Cams sultry voice and blistering guitar skills it’s no wonder why he has been dubbed as “Australia’s John Mayer” Cam Ellis’s “A Long Time Coming” is out on March 26th. Joining him are special guests Life In a Glass House and Jake Hatch. Tickets are $10+bf from rosemounthotel.com.au.