Hayley Jensen: Australian Idol star turned The Voice star turned country star! You’ve seen her on Australian Idol and on The Voice and may have also caught her on the telly performing with fellow Idol, Casey Donovan. Now Hayley returns to her country roots with new album, Turning Up The Dial, which she is launching tonight.
Thu, May 17, Leadbelly
Confidence Man: A portable party that’s levelled dance floors and flattened festival crowds as it’s rolled out across the world, Confidence Man are a machine custom designed to make you dance and lose your cool. Check them out as they bring their debut album, Confident Music For Confident People, to Sydney tomorrow night.
Fri, May 18, Metro Theatre
Silverstein: Throughout the course of their 17-year career, from Ontario basement shows to touring the world and selling over a million records, Silverstein has always managed to be completely comfortable in their own skin while never being afraid to challenge themselves. Check them out as they team up with Comeback Kid for a double header of aggressive Canadian punk rock.
Fri, May 18, Manning Bar
Castlecomer: After electrifying the crowds at SXSW in Austin last year, the US industry was quick to pounce on Sydney five-piece Castlecomer; within weeks the boys had inked deals with American label Concord Records, Paradigm Agency and Mushroom Music Publishing. They return home this weekend to celebrate their rapid growth with the fans that have been there from the beginning.
Sat, May 19, Metro Lair
David Helfgott: David Helfgott’s story is well known to a worldwide audience through the film Shine, in which his remarkable life was portrayed by Geoffrey Rush in his Oscar winning performance. These days David continues to captivate audiences with his exuberance and exceptional pianistic ability.
Sat, May 19, City Recital Hall
Marlon Williams: Make Way For Love is Williams’ follow up to his 2015 self-titled debut and has him exploring new musical terrain and revealing himself in an unprecedented way, in the wake of a fractured relationship. Sydneysiders can hear this new sound live this weekend.
Sun, May 20, Oxford Art Factory
The Kids: Sydney teenage punks, The Kids, have come crashing into 2018 like their lives depended on it. Last month the band released their first single, School, to the praise of Australia’s punk and hardcore media and scored a spin on Triple J’s Short Fast Loud! Check this band out now before they explode into the mainstream consciousness.
Sun, May 20, Frankies Pizza
P.P. Arnold: The Los Angeles teenager, who became London’s first lady of soul after hitting town in 1966 with Ike and Tina Turner and coming to the attention of Mick Jagger, is still going strong. For this week’s show Arnold is joined by a dream band as backup to her extraordinary vocals for what will undoubtable be be amongst the most talked about tours of the year.
Wed, May 23, Factory Theatre