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Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies - 'April's Fool' single launch with Saint Jude and Van Walker

Tickets $10 + BF / $12 on door. Doors 8.00pm

Like George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn and even Johnny and June before them, Jemma Rowlands and her star-crossed lover write and perform damn good songs together. And they are out to break your heart with their latest offering 'April's Fool', the second single to be released from their upcoming debut album on 23 April at Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood.

A seasoned writer of half-songs, Jemma took time away from her love and relationship and wrote the first bit of 'April's Fool' while visiting her bookmaker Dad and walking alongside a racetrack. Since even being a bookie's daughter doesn't offer better odds at love and she was unsure whether she should hold 'em, fold 'em walk away or run, she left the song unfinished. She left it open and left it alone, and yes, left it on April's Fool Day.

When they met up again, as star-crossed lovers often do, they wrote the rest together. Writing about the up, up, up of love and the lonely down and out , and back again like a magnet, home. At the end of every verse he opens his heart again.

in the stumble i did fall
in the spring i found you closer

April's Fool is about taking a chance and making a decision, even if you're a fool to do so. Jemma and her band recently assembled a cast of friends and lovers to film a companion video clip which will premier on the same night she launches the single on 23 April at The Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith Street in Collingwood, with support from Van Walker and Saint Jude.