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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide July 18th

Barry Leef

Stereophonics: It’s hard to believe it’s been 21 years since Stereophonics, one of Brit-rocks forefathers, burst into the English conscience. The consecutive success of five number one albums as well as a string of high-profile festival performances has put them in an incredibly prestigious group containing the likes of Oasis, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. There is absolutely no signs of stopping now, as these four musicians from Wales are hitting the Enmore Theatre in celebration of their eighth album Graffiti on the Train. Charting at number three in the UK Album Chart, this show will be intimate and absolutely rocking.

Thu, Jul 18th, Enmore Theatre

House of Shem: Grind and bop to some Reggae sounds with New Zealand crew House of Shem. With five years touring experience around their homeland and in Australia, these guys have been at the forefront of the Reggae scene performing at the Annual Raggamuffin festival in 2010. Two albums have secured them a significant following, with both works making it to number one on the official New Zealand album charts. It’s a night with a difference, with grooves bodacious enough to keep you humming for days.

Fri, Jul 19th, Metro Theatre

Barry Leef: Sydney’s number one session singer is going to shake Randwick Labor Club with his tribute to the hits of rock’s all-time greatest bands. The Doobies, Eagles and West Coast Rock Show features a stellar line-up of Sydney’s best musicians playing timeless songs from an unforgettable era of classic rock. Songs like Desperado, Hotel California, Love The One You’re With and Rockin’ Down The Highway will have the crowds on their feet all night.

Sat, Jul 20th, Randwick Labor Club

Rhythms of Asia: Calling all followers of the classical music scene of Asia! This night is going to be an awesome collaboration of musical acts that will inspire. The Filipino Tenors will hand out their own unique covers of some classic pop and Broadway hits in their first international show. Bel Cantare of Indonesia will also be joining them fresh off their New York performance to rev up some serious emotion with their spiritual repertoire. Opera representatives Canto4U and Black Swan Dance Group will round off the line up on a night that will intrigue, inspire and impress.

Sun, Jul 21st, The Concourse, Chatswood

Daughter: Debuting on Australian soil is cockney trio Daughter with their soulful folk-rock and beautiful composition. Following the release of their first studio album If You Leave, rave reviews across the board, as well as solid features on TV shows such as The Vampire Diaries, Greys Anatomy and Skins. This intimate gig at the Metro Theatre should not be missed with songs like Smother, Youth and Home to captivate the audience and ensure an amazing night.

Wed, Jul 24th, Metro Theatre (CD)

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