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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 15th

Jo Elms


Jeff Duff: With the backing of Bowie’s official online presence, this Australian muso will be performing all of the notable hits from an iconic career. Duff has performed David Bowie songs frequently over his career and will be bringing hits such as Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Changes as well as the legendary alter-ego that is Ziggy Stardust to the ears of devoted appreciators. Joining him will be The Whitlams’ guitarist Jak Housden, keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer/percussionist Jess Ciampa.

Thu, May 15th, The Basement, Circular Quay.

Jo Elms: Noted as one of the most perseverant voices in the Australian jazz scene, Elms has had a wealth of success not only here but in her homeland of New Zealand. Playing some of the most prestigious jazz festivals as well as drawing some all-star comparisons, a celebration of sorts will take place tonight in support of her debut EP The Right Time. Supporting Elms tonight will be former The Voice contestant and compulsive busker Alex Gibson.

Fri, May 16th, Foundry616, Ultimo.

The English Beat: Dust off your Trilbies tonight will mark the return of Birmingham’s kings of Ska. Following on from their successful stint back in 2012, Dave Wakeling and his iconic band will incite the most ferocious ‘moon-stomping’ and sing-a-longs you’ve ever bared witness to. There will be hits such as Mirror in the Bathroom, Tears of a Clown, Can’t Get Used To Losing You and so much more. Not just fantastic music, but an awesome insight into history.

Sat, May 17th, Metro Theatre, George St.

APIA Good Times Tour: Joe Camilleri, Richard Clapton, Leo Sayer and Russell Morris have all carved out individual careers within the world of music. Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, INXS and Roger Daltrey (The Who) are just some of the acts that these guys have been affiliated with, but this tour will purely be about them. As a showcase of their most famous hits individually, they will combine for unique renditions of Hit & Run, Girls on the Avenue, The Real Thing and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.

Sun, May 18th, Star Event Centre, Star City Casino.

Concert for Cambodia: Hosted by Australia frequent Arj Barker, this concert will feature the lungs of Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes and his hugely talented daughter Mahalia, Melbourne singer/songwriter Lior, former contestant of The Voice Prinnie Stevens, iOTA, Mitchell Anderson and The Party People Collective. All proceeds from the night will be donated to the Cambodian Children’s Trust, so give a little and get an earful in return. (CD)

Wed, May 21st, Enmore Theatre.

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