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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 12th

Bec Laughton


British India: It’s been almost seven years since their debut album Guillotine stormed onto the airwaves. Since then it’s been a story of success and consistent hard-work, with the rockers releasing three fantastic albums filled with gems galore and ambitiously visiting the lesser known pockets within Australia. The interwebs have confirmed recording their next record is high on their agenda, so now is the chance to reacquaint yourself with all that you loved at the start. Support comes from Sea Legs and The Pipes.

Thu, Jun 12th, Newtown Social Club, King St.

James Morrison: Not many people can boast the skills that this highly underrated multi-instrumentalist has. With abilities on the trumpet, euphonium, flugel horn, double bass and piano to name just a few; there’s absolutely no need for us to tell you how spectacular this show will be. It’s not just Australia that adores him – he played his first show in the USA at the age of 16 – since then Morrison has gone on to tour the likes of Europe with some of the biggest names in the business.

Fri, Jun 13th, The Basement, Circular Quay.

Bec Laughton: She’s been described as “a petit redhead with a monstrous voice and a serious knack for penning a pop hook”, and man, no arguments here. This lady has music coursing through her veins, she was trained in jazz at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and grew up backstage hanging with her musical-directing dad. With a plethora of awards and nominations, she’s carved out a pivotal position in Australia’s soul scene – not bad for a girl with only two EPs to her name.

Sat, Jun 14th, Upstairs Beresford, Surry Hills.

Penny Flanagan: Like a phoenix, Ms Flanagan is not one to give up easily. Emerging from the remnants of Club Hoy, this lady saw some generous airtime way back in 1994 for her hit single Lap It Up. Since then her solo career has been growing, which saw her most notably joining her hilarious sister Kitty on tour. But now it’s back to the music after ten years away, and we’re sure that this performance will be extraordinary.

Sun, Jun 15th, Camelot Lounge, Marrickville.

Mahler 4: Richard Tognetti’s back and tonight he will show Sydney just why so many rave about his professional and inspiring direction of the mammoth Australian Chamber Orchestra. This performance will see two fabulous compositions making their debut, both of which were created by the historic greats: Gustav Mahler and Jean Sibelius. With Keira Duffy as the soprano, as well as a host of talented music makers involved with the ACO, tonight’s performance will no doubt be breathtaking, exuberant and absolutely magical.

Tue, June 17th, Sydney City Recital Hall, Angel Place.

La Dispute: Taking all their creative energies and letting them run amok in an Upper Peninsula cabin, this Michigan mob dwindled away until they emerged with their ripping and raucous album Rooms Of The House. This tour down under will be a plug like no other, so get on down for a heart-thudding mosh.(CD)

Wed, Jun 18th, Metro Theatre, Town Hall.

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