Scotch and Soda - Chamëleon Berlin
Feb
25
Aug 20

Scotch and Soda - Chamëleon Berlin

  • CHAMÄLEON Theatre

Circus. Jazz. Served straight up! 25. February – 20. August 2017.  The charismatic acrobats and musicians of Australian circus company Company 2 will come to Berlin for the very first time and will present SCOTCH & SODA, featuring the Uncanny Carnival Band.


Little Egypt's Speakeasy
Jan
12
Jan 13

Little Egypt's Speakeasy

  • Camelot Lounge

Hotter than hell, heaven to your ears, and more hip-grinding than an orthopaedic surgery room. 

The Music (NSW) ★★★★ “Artists seem to stream from the back room all night, every brilliant song and dance routine the better for it”

 

Let's Dance: A night for Bowie fans
Jan
10
5:00 pm17:00

Let's Dance: A night for Bowie fans

  • Meriton Festival Village Hyde Park

In his honour, and marking 12 months since his passing, Sydney Festival hands the Meriton Festival Village over to David Bowie fans! Individuals and groups of all ages, and from all artistic disciplines are invited to apply. Accompanied by an eight-piece live band led by Lucian McGuiness.

Splendid Six - Roffa Balboa Weekend
Nov
26
Nov 27

Splendid Six - Roffa Balboa Weekend

  • de Machinist

So here it is! The night to indulge yourself with Balboa, the speedy & sophisticated swing dance from Southern California! The Saturday party of the Roffa Balboa Weekend with Mel & Jo will be biggest Balboa night ever seen in Rotterdam! 

BEN WALSH & SHAUN TAN'S THE ARRIVAL
Apr
23
Apr 24

BEN WALSH & SHAUN TAN'S THE ARRIVAL

  • sesc bom retiro

AUSTRALIA NOW FESTIVAL 2016. Australia now will give Brazilian audiences a taste of an Australia they had never imagined!

Splendid Six - Jazz with Ramona 5-6 Feb 2016
Feb
5
7:00 pm19:00

Splendid Six - Jazz with Ramona 5-6 Feb 2016

  • Swingtime Studios

Swellington's Splendid Six join us at Harlem as part of the Jazz with Ramona weekend. Just like Harlem at The Little Big Weekend in October last year, the Splendid Six will play seriously swinging jazz for your dancing pleasure.

Perched (Company 2) - Woodford Folk Festival
Dec
28
Dec 31

Perched (Company 2) - Woodford Folk Festival

  • Woodford Folk Festival

With music by myself and Trent Arkwelder, Perched will be a feature circus piece at this year's Woodford festival, with high wires and slack line and various other bits and bobs stretched across the pond at the centre of the festival site.

Company 2's Scotch & Soda
Nov
18
Nov 28

Company 2's Scotch & Soda

  • Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

Circus Scotch & Soda returns for another round at The Judy this November, with a new score!

 

Scotch & Soda Circus London Wonderground
May
14
Aug 2

Scotch & Soda Circus London Wonderground

  • London Wonderground

Providing the heartbeat of this giddy show is the Crusty Suitcase Band.  The finest disarranged troupe of horn blowers, drum strikers and saxophone pipers, who underscore the action with their unique fusion of jazz and music hall.

A spectacular clash of spellbinding misfits, Scotch & Soda is a guaranteed whiskey soaked evening of breathtaking feats, blinding charm and beatnik soul, a cocktail of physical feats and jazz beats performed by daredevil acrobats and mesmerising musicians. Join our players, some of the finest circus artists and music makers in the world, as they create a heady mixer of risk-taking circus skill and rip-roaring humour, with a chaser of never seen before flair and originality!

book tickets here

Ben Walsh & Shaun Tan's The Arrival
May
6
May 8

Ben Walsh & Shaun Tan's The Arrival

  • Melbourne Recital Centre

My mate Ben has created many wonderful things, not least The Arrival, a moving score to an extraordinary graphic novel. We will be performing The Arrival at Melbourne's Recital Centre. In a remarkable coincidence, just like 4 years ago (with the same show and the same venue) we fly to Europe the day after the show.

Ben Walsh brings Shaun Tan’s much-loved book The Arrival to life.

The inventive graphic stories by internationally renowned illustrator Shaun Tan have already migrated from page to screen, with the Oscar-winning film The Lost Thing. In Tan’s much-loved book The Arrival we follow the melancholic yet hopeful adventures of a refugee in a strange world. Sydney composer Ben Walsh brings this story to life in a live sonic-scape, performed by a 10-piece band ‘Orkestra of The Underground’, with projections of Tan’s exquisite illustrations.

‘Ben Walsh has an innate talent for bringing talented individuals together around musical projects. His Orkestra Of The Underground pools the diverse and creative talent of Australia’s music scene towards composition projects.’ Time Out Sydney

World respected percussionist Ben Walsh randomly discovered The Arrival in a bookshop. He fell in love with the work and immediately imagined the whole story brought to life in sound. This masterpiece of visual storytelling has inspired superlative reviews and awards from across the globe. Sequential narrative, devoid of text, places a renewed focus on the illustrations to tell the story. _The Arrival_’s sepia toned work is some of the most compelling work produced – straddling the line between graphic novel and picture book. Ben Walsh is a musical chameleon straddling genres, styles and performance mediums effortlessly and with aplomb.

Impermanent Quartet Plus - Jazzgroove
Mar
31
8:30 pm20:30

Impermanent Quartet Plus - Jazzgroove

  • Foundry 616

Look! It's my pianoless quartet plus guests Eamon Dilworth and Matt Ottignon, with fresh compositions then we host the JAM SESSION

Tix here or at the door.

The Jazzgroove Association is an artist-led and focused non-profit association committed to presenting and raising the profile of quality original music drawn from and inspired by jazz and improvised music in Sydney.

Foundry616 is an exciting new venue offering the best in contemporary jazz and jazz-oriented music across other genres so listeners can consistently expect to hear the best from the stars of today and tomorrow.

Impermanent Quartet Plus - Newcastle Improvised Music Association
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

Impermanent Quartet Plus - Newcastle Improvised Music Association

  • Underground - Grand Hotel

Look! It's my pianoless quartet plus guests Eamon Dilworth and Matt Ottignon!

NIMA is an incorporated Not-For-Profit Association that was established in March 2009 to address the lack of performance opportunities for contemporary jazz and improvised music artists in Newcastle.

NIMA presents Tuesday Night Jazz at the Grand Hotel Underground Cnr Bolton and Church St, Newcastle. Doors Open - 7:30pm Full $15 / Concession & Members $10

Little Egypt's Speakeasy - Adelaide Fringe 2015
Mar
5
Mar 9

Little Egypt's Speakeasy - Adelaide Fringe 2015

  • Garden of Unearthly Delights

Little Egypt's Speakeasy is delighted to be opening for special midnight sessions in the Deluxe Spiegeltent for 2015 Adelaide Fringe.

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Adelaide Fringe literally takes over the entire city with over 900 events staged in pop up venues in parks, warehouses, lane-ways and empty buildings as well as established venues such as theatres, hotels, art galleries, cafes and town halls.

Within the Adelaide Fringe is the Garden of Unearthly Delights, unrivalled as Australia’s most vibrant and dynamic outdoor festival precinct. Each year, The Gardeners of Unearthly Delights, a partnership between Strut and Fret Production House and Buxton Walker, create a unique festival playground including multiple performance venues, bars, carnival rides, an array of world foods, market stalls, and the most unexpected sideshow surprises. 

Vintage Quartestra Cartoon Themes at Sydney Festival
Jan
9
Jan 25

Vintage Quartestra Cartoon Themes at Sydney Festival

  • Sydney Festival Garden

With the reverence and charm of a 19th Century parlour ensemble, Vintage Quartestra pay homage to some of the 20th Century's greatest, yet unsung, composers: those with Saturday morning cartoons as their muse. Consider for a moment the thrill and valor of the Spider-Man, Transformers and Astro Boy themes, the memorable jigs of Maisy and Spongebob Squarepants, or the exuberance and innocence of My Secret Valley, or the Smurfs.

Featuring Justin Fermino (Cope St Parade), Sam Golding (Sousaphonics), Lara Goodridge (Baby et Lulu), Mark Harris (Lah-Lah), and arranged by Lucian McGuiness.

Friday 9 January - Parramatta Opening Party

Tues 20 Jan – Sun 25 Jan – in the Festival Village as part of Children’s Week

Scotch & Soda Circus Edinburgh Christmas
Nov
21
Dec 21

Scotch & Soda Circus Edinburgh Christmas

  • Edinburgh's Christmas

With physical feats and gypsy beats, this evening’s entertainment features live music from The Crusty Suitcase Band, and sensational, gravity-defying circus from some of Australia’s finest acrobats. See St Andrew’s Square’s stunning Spiegeltent transformed into a jazz-soundtracked den of iniquity. 

21st Nov - 21st Dec 2014 - Buy Tickets

Presented by Underbelly Productions and Company 2

Splendid Six at Hopspot Utrecht
Nov
12
8:30 pm20:30

Splendid Six at Hopspot Utrecht

  • Winkel van Sinkel

HOPSPOT, vrijdansen bij de Winkel van Sinkel gepresenteerd door Swing in Utrecht 

Remember the 12th November chaps and chapettes. 'Swellington's Splendid Six' Join the Swing in Utrecht crowd for a night of old school jazz high jinx. So put on your finest, grab a highball and swing the night away.

Little Egypt's Speakeasy - 2014 Sydney Season
Nov
6
Nov 9

Little Egypt's Speakeasy - 2014 Sydney Season

  • Django Bar - Camelot Lounge

“absolutely world class.” - Australian Stage

For 4 nights in November, the best club in the world will materialise inside Django Bar in Marrickville. Book Now! Little Egypt's Speakeasy is a live rhythm and blues burlesque concert drama

Scotch & Soda Circus
Sep
23
Sep 27

Scotch & Soda Circus

  • Judith Wright Centre

A Company 2 production: Join some of Australia's finest acrobats and music-makers as they butt heads to create Scotch and Soda, a whiskey-soaked evening of raucous dance and dexterous feats. Tickets

"The show is unmissable; its world is so alluring, so intoxicating." Theguardian.com

Splendid Six
Aug
15
9:30 pm21:30

Splendid Six

  • de Kompaszaal

Swing Out Of Pocket at the Kompaszaal, Come and join us for a nice night of dancing with Swellington's Splendid Six.