Little Egypt's Speakeasy
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Little Egypt's Speakeasy

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”

 

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

Let's Dance: A night for Bowie fans

  • Meriton Festival Village Hyde Park (map)
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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.

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Scotch & Soda Circus London Wonderground
May
14
to Aug 2

Scotch & Soda Circus 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!

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

Ben Walsh & Shaun Tan's The Arrival

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.

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

Impermanent Quartet Plus - Jazzgroove

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.

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

Impermanent Quartet Plus - Newcastle Improvised Music Association

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

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

Little Egypt's Speakeasy - Adelaide Fringe 2015

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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. 

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Vintage Quartestra Cartoon Themes at Sydney Festival
Jan
9
to Jan 25

Vintage Quartestra Cartoon Themes at Sydney Festival

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

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Scotch & Soda Circus Edinburgh Christmas
Nov
21
to Dec 21

Scotch & Soda Circus Edinburgh 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

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