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Spirit Valley: Drawing influence from their earlier experiences in rave culture Spirit Valley create a trippy modern psychedelic sound which blends guitar, tribal dance drums and sidechained bass lines. Touring up and down the east coast in support of their recently released debut album Give Trance A Chance before heading overseas to Europe & the USA.
Thu, Mar 26, Tio’s
Isaiah B Brunt: Sydney’s own blues man return home to launch his recently recorded new album Just The Way It Goes.Brunt is returning from an overseas jaunt to New Orleans to record and capture the true southern vibe on this release. During the launch party Brunt will be accompanied by acclaimed piano man Don Hopkins, a percussion section, flute and full band on drums, bass and organ. The night is sure to move from simple acoustic sounds right up into a fuller sound with laid-back beats and uptempo grooves.
Thu, Mar 26, Spring Street Social
Trio Double: This event brings together two of Sydney’s finest young jazz based trios.Trio number one is made up of Brianne Curran (violin), Mary Rapp (cello) and Clayton Thomas (double bass). Inspired by their lives you can expect anything as they create their own genre through collective improvisation. Trio two is Peter Farrar (saxaphone), Rory Brown (bass) and Finn Ryan (percussion/drums) draw influence from a broad range of areas such as hip-hop, bass heavy reggae and all spectrums of concert jazz. This group can take their perforce in any direction possible while still capturing the heart and soul of jazz.
Thu, Mar 26, Foundry 616
Northeast Party House: In one last hoorah for their debut album Any Given Weekend this 5-piece band will make one more loop around the country before heading back into the studio to write new material for the follow up release. This weekend will see them arrive in Sydney for two shows an over 18’s gig on Friday and an all ages show on Sunday at The Lair.
Fri, Mar 27, Oxford Arts Factory
Shivon Coehlo: The Sydney songstress returns after home after two years abroad in England with a debut EP Tales of a Songbird to showcase. With her heartfelt descriptive lyrics Shivon has crafted a beautiful first release that is sure to have folk fans clamouring to see her perform them live this weekend.
Sat, Mar 28, Glebe Markets
Woollahra Philharmonic Orchestra: Classical music aficionados are in for a treat this weekend. Performing a trio of beloved favourites of Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra and finally Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (The Unfinished Symphony). Combine these with the beautiful surrounds of the Saint Francis Assisi Church this will be a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Sun, Mar 29, Saint Francis Assisi Church