Arts & Entertainment

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide March 6th

Roberto Fonseca


Gold Panda: He has a pretty extensive list of collaborative projects on his resume, but this week Derwin Schlecker will be gracing audiences with his London charm completely solo. Hailing from Peckham, Schlecker has dabbled in a range of electronic genres, including dubstep, chillwave and ambient throughout seven EPs and two studio albums Lucky Shiner & Half of Where You Live. This night will see elements of all of these works wash over the mind, wave after wave.

Thu, Mar 6th, Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst.

Dragon: This band has been around for so long that they have three separate eras to signpost their existence. Coming from the ‘Young Years’ (1973-1977), through the ‘Glory Years’ (1982-1998) to the current ‘Phoenix Years’ (from 2006 and beyond), the band’s current line up of Todd Hunter, Mark Williams, Pete Drummond and Bruce Reid will use this night to showcase what has kept these rock ‘n’ roll icons relevant for over forty years.

Fri, Mar 7th, The Bridge Hotel, Rozelle

Barry Leef Band: This night will be a chance to see a musician who has dabbled in many different realms, as well as play host to plenty of hits from the classic and west coast rock scene. Pumping out tunes from the likes of Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers and Robben Ford; Leef will be joined by Peter Northcote, James Gillard, Garry Steel and Richard Harvey. It will be a night of moves and grooves, with a never-ending supply of refreshments to feign the confidence for busting said moves.

Sat, Mar 8th, Randwick Labour Club, Alison Rd.

Dan Sultan: Patience is a virtue; at least that’s what fans of this legendary Aussie singer/songwriter have had to practice. The ARIA award-winning muso and his signature style dubbed “country soul rock ‘n’ roll” will be gracing the stage to perform some of his beloved back-catalogue tunes. These include last year’s lone single Under Your Skin. Building up a strong desire for his next full-length album, this show will undoubtedly quench the thirst of those overwhelmed with anticipation.

Sun, Mar 9th, The Metro, Town Hall.

Tom Botting: A delicious collection of original compositions, this bassist is gaining quite a reputation within the local jazz scene. Tonight will be the first time that Botting has acted as bandleader for Jazzgroove, a position in which he will no doubt excel as a man who strives to find melody in many different locations. Hannah James will join him with her buddies Casey Golden and Ed Rodrigues to bedazzle everyone with their contemporary piano format in anticipation for their own brand new recording.

Tue, Mar 11, Foundry616, Ultimo.

Roberto Fonseca: All the way from Cuba, it’s evident that heritage plays a magnificent part in this man’s musical endeavours. Fonseca blends electronic elements with acoustic vibes and snippets inspired by African roots, to create an awe-inspiring sound that knows no boundaries. His previous album YO was praised widely around the world, and now it’s Australia’s turn to behold the wondrous mind of this pianist. (CD)

Wed, Mar 12th, The Basement, Circular Quay.