Glen Hansard: He’s won a Tony Award and played sold-out shows with his band The Frames, but this Irish troubadour will be hitting the white sails alone this time. His solo shows have been known to rouse his most devoted fans, with impromptu sing-a-longs and classic covers. Joined by fellow Irish sensation Lisa O’Neill.
Thu, Mar 20th, Sydney Opera House.
Ian Moss: Originally from Alice Springs, this man is more famously known as one of the founding members of legendary rockers Cold Chisel. Tonight all that will be on show is his smooth voice and blues attitude. It will be a stripped back affair for a man who was rated as number three by Australian Guitar Magazine’s Definitive Top Ten Australian Guitarists of All Time.
Fri, Mar 21st, The Bridge Hotel, Rozelle.
Shapeshifter: Tonight in Camperdown, prepare to fall into the waves of classic electronica. Hailing from New Zealand, these guys have just reigned supreme at their homeland’s music awards last year, picking up recognition as Best Group and Best Electronica Album. Together for over a decade, they have graced the stages of Big Day Out and Parklife, as well as UK mud-pit Glastonbury. Tonight they will be joined by the likes of Foreign Dub, Highly Dubious, NCrypt vs Commit, Mad Cow and Sakura.
Sat, Mar 22nd, Manning Bar, Camperdown.
Lost Picnic: Take a day to immerse yourself in some of the finest musical talent of the scene today. With a chance to bring the whole family along, entertainment for this event will be from the likes of ARIA & APRA award-winner Megan Washington, Menangle mob The Rubens, Queenslander Emma Louise, Dustin Teebutt and Sons of the East. Food will be provided with a gourmet flourish, featuring Northern European inspired eats by Martin Boetz and The Keystone Group.
Sun, Mar 23rd, Centennial Park.
Dave Kemp Group: Joined by Nic Vardanega, Andrew Challoner and Josh Bedoukian, this group will be performing original music featuring contemporary jazz, electronic vibes and snippets of chamber music. It will be a debut for this band, whose use of percussion instrument the vibraphone, as well as mallet synth, will add a unique element to their appeal. Tonight they will be joined by Passionfruit Trio, who will inject some melodic noise into the night’s festivities.
Tue, Mar 25th, Foundry616, Ultimo.
M: What better way to spend a Wednesday night than raising money for a great cause? This night will use the gift of music to raise money and awareness for the Melanoma Institute Australia, in memory of Tess McGowen Chan. There will be performances by the likes of Cloud Control, who will perform a fantastic acoustic set of some of their catchiest hits. Folk man Brett Winterford and singer-songwriter Eleanor Dunlop will also be showcasing their respective talents on a night that, though tinged with sadness, provides an optimistic ambience. (CD)
Wed, Mar 26th, The Basement, Circular Quay.