Originally published on Alt Media
Charles Bradley: Returning to Australia to help celebrate his second album Victim Of Love. Breaking onto the scene in 2011 at the age of 62 Bradley has quickly become an esteemed name in the soul music scene. Known for his distinctively rough timbre which is a true expression of a rocky life journey. Bradley will team up with fellow Bluesfest act the Alabama Shakes for a unique and extremely rare opportunity.
Thu, Apr 2, Enmore Theatre
Hein Cooper: In a truly life changing moment while playing a small pub show in Sydney Copper was discovered and quickly signed to Indica Records and rose to prominence internationally. Weaving together indie pop sounds with emotive lyrics with his vocal performance the threads holding it all together. Hein return home for a brief run of shows before heading back to Canada for yet another tour so seize the opportunity while it presents itself to catch a brilliant Aussie talent.
Fri, Apr 3, Newtown Social Club
Rolls Bayce: Brisbane trio finally set to embark on their first Australian headline tour before heading off to the UK for The Great Escape Festival. Embraced by Triple J it sure has been a rollercoaster ride for the trio since releasing their self titled EP in November. This is the first chance fans have to get in on the ground floor before the inevitable rise.
Sat, Apr 4, Goodgod Small Club
Luke Escombe: Singer-songwriter/guitarist closes out his tour celebrating the recent release of his Creeper Vine EP this weekend in Marrickville. Drawing musical inspiration from Chick Berry, Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones, Escombe’s new release features some interesting views on modern urban life and the challenges it entails.
Sat, Apr 4, Lazybones Lounge
Harry Coulson’s Rain Dogs: This young Melbourne jazz trio come to Sydney for an intimate show. Combining an impressive mixture of blues and jazz with supreme musicianship this is a fantastic opportunity for jazz fans to catch a new exciting talent before they explode and play much bigger venues.
Tue, Apr 7, Jazzgroove @ Foundry 616
Adrian Cunningham Quartet: The now New York based Aussie instrumentalist briefly returns home this weekend to play with his long time quartet for their only Sydney show this year. Having formed in 2004 the group went on to record four studio albums, a live DVD and played many of the countries biggest festivals before Adrian would set his sites abroad. Relocating to New York in 2008 Cunningham quickly ascended the ladder to become one of the busiest reed players on the scene, with regular slots at famous venues and as part of the Wycliff Gordon quintet and Grammy winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks.
Wed, Apr 8, Venue 505