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Mahler 4 – Sounds Of Heaven: Two of the world’s top classical musicians, Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson and Scottish percussionist Colin Currie join forces to perform the world premiere of Ross Edwards’ new double concerto, Frog and Star Cycle, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Thu, Jul 7, Sydney Opera House
The Wildbloods: After a year and a half of recording and perfecting their debut album All The Adversity, the Sydney rock and roll family band are now excited to show the world a first glimpse of their new creation.
Fri, Jul 8, The Hideaway Bar
Rory Ellis: Master Australian songwriter Rory Ellis will hit the road this June to welcome his new 5-track release ‘Rah Rah’ into the world. Having released seven independent albums to date, Ellis has become an underground hero in alt-country and Americana circles.
Fri, Jul 8, Django Bar
Hedge Fund: Born in Sydney but raised in London, singer William Colvin's songwriting is thoroughly inspired by both cities. While the five members of Hedge Fund firmly identify as a ‘Bondi Band’, an unmistakably British sound seeps in through the music.
Fri, Jul 8, Waywards
Chris Cavill & The Prospectors + Emily Wurramara: Chris Cavill & The Prospectors are back, a whole lot louder having shifted from folk sounds into a more blues-rock direction, the band has gone full electric with their 70’s rock/grunge era inspired sound. Also taking the stage during this event is Emily Wurramara who will be showcasing her debut EP Black Smoke, which blends english vocals with Anindilyakwa, the traditional language of her home on Groote Eylandt (NT).
Sat, Jul 9, Lazy Bones Lounge
Dro Carey: Sydney musician Eugene Ward has been experimenting with pop, grime and UK garage sounds under his primary alias for some time now, with new EP Dark Zoo being the end result. This weekend he will be showcasing his sounds, which are rather unique to the local scene and continue to carve out his identity.
Sat, Jul 9, Civic Underground
Split Seconds: In 2011 this band was dominating the WAMI awards in their home state of Western Australia, taking out Most Popular Newcomer, Most Promising New Act and Best Indie Pop Act. Now having relocated from Perth to Melbourne, the group look to continue this momentum as they unleash their second album Rest & Relocation.
Mon, Jul 11, Newtown Social Club
From Sydney With Love – A Concert For Orlando: On Monday a superb array of Australia’s top artists are coming together to create what will be a dazzling evening concert of love songs to express strength and solidarity with the community in Orlando following the horrific shooting at the gay friendly Pulse Nightclub. Funds raised from the concert will go to the “Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund” to support victim's families, survivors, and anybody else in the nightclub who was affected emotionally.
Mon, Jul 11, Sydney Town Hall