Know Your Destiny – Chris Cavill & The Prospectors – A Review

Read our review of Chris Cavill’s Know Your Destiny

chris cavill know your destinyIt’s proving to be a top year for Australian releases.

Chris Cavill & The Prospectors have independently issued Know Your Destiny, a mature and engaging collection.  On the album, the band members are Cavill (Vocals/Guitar/Ukulele/Harmonica), Dave Cafarella (Drums) and Michael Maguire (Lead Guitar/Vocals).  The album was produced by Damian Cafarella and Cavill and recorded and mixed by Cafarella at EDR Studios in Edithvale, just out of Melbourne.

First up, it’s not a long one – ten tracks and an aggregate of 33 minutes.  But it’s remarkably high shelf from the get go.  From the opening, delightful instrumental “Cooktown Suite” to the brilliant closer “San Diego”, there’s an assurity throughout.  “Across The Border” deftly assembles Cavill’s emotional lyrics, his strong and evocative voice, with the backing vocals and the playing adding precise embellishment – it’s catchy alright.  “Midnight Train” has just been released as the second single (see video below).  It is a hauntingly twisted love song to Melbourne’s lanes and its songwriters, tapping into the folklore of this great music city, paying homage to the struggles inherent in writing and performing.  Take the time to watch this inventive clip, you’ll be rewarded:

“Undone” is sparse and chillingly primal, another showcase for Cavill’s tremendous voice.  “Bring Me Down” and “Loretta” are slow, numbers with a distinctive riff and reverberating guitar which slide into the consciousness so easily. The mood shifts with the agreeable power chords of “Out On The Water”, while “Love ‘Em Til You Die” is instantly enjoyable.  “My Morning Grace” is ukelele only and is a celebration full of love, joy and the beauty of family.

But the best is left to last.  The longest track, a tale of being hurt and lost in “San Diego”.  It’s gripping and heartbreaking.  I doubt I’ll hear a finer song this year…from anyone!

Chris Cavill is impressive indeed. Know Your Destiny is a treat.  One of my favourite albums of the year so far.  Get a copy and savour it.

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To promote the album and the release of the second single “Midnight Train”, there are new tour dates.


Friday 19th June

Lazybones Lounge

294 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW

Ph: 0450 008 563

Tickets $15 @ the door, from 9pm

Saturday 20th June

Stag + Hunter

187 Maitland Rd, Mayfield NSW

Ph: 02 4968 1205

Free entry, from 8.30pm

Thursday 2nd July

Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall

15 Caxton St, Brisbane QLD

Free entry, from 7pm

Friday 3rd July

Royal Mail Hotel

92 Brisbane Tce, Goodna QLD

Ph: 07 3288 2213

Free entry, from 7pm

Saturday 18th July

The Toff In Town

With guests Rob Sawyer and Mousecapades

2/252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC

Ph: 03 9639 8770

Entry $10 +bf / $15 @ door, doors 8pm


Thanks to Annie Johnsson Publicity


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