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LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide May 4

The Meltdown

Josh Cashman: Every now and then, a local artist emerges who has an undeniable, palpable and infectious momentum, and Josh Cashman definitely fits into that exclusive category. Now returning home from SXSW festival Josh is coming to Sydney to launch his new single Listening.

Thu, May 4, Brighton Up Bar

Rory Ellis: Hailing from the Melbourne music scene and now living on an idyllic farm near Kempsey, Rory Ellis is surrounded by inspiration for his songs – eight albums worth in fact. Tonight he launches the latest, One Skin.

Thu, May 4, The Petersham Bowling Club

Bob Evans: The ARIA winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, comes to Sydney tomorrow. Under his alias Bob Evans he has created gentle acoustic melodies which envelop the classic folk storytelling and emotion that he is known for.

Fri, May 5, Camelot Lounge

The Meltdown: Blending country, gospel and 60s soul, The Meltdown stay true to their common goal of storytelling whilst enveloping the audience in the honey soaked tunes of Simon Burke’s voice.

Fri, May 5, Venue 505

Wifey: In the years since 2009 when Triple J helped launch their career by picking up their singles Homing and Medicine the group have evolved into a six-piece collective of seasoned performers which needs to be seen live to really appreciate.

Fri, May 5, Leadbelly

Amanda Easton: The singer from Leichhardt will join six more of Australia’s best female singers to pay tribute to the Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald whilst also raising money for Lifeline. The Sophisticated Ladies event will also feature Lady Cool, Joy Yates, Evelyn Duprai, Liza Ohlback, Dahlia Dior and Liz Tobias.

Sat, May 6, The Studio – Sydney Opera House

Abby Dobson: The much loved singer from Leonardo’s Bride and Baby et Lulu is hosting a special evening of song this weekend to help raise funds in order to head over to Nashville to record with legendary producer Brad Jones.

Sun, May 7, Django Bar

Loyle Carner: Britain’s new hope for hip-hop will be performing in Sydney early next week. Loyle’s insight, erudition and poetic intensity have earned him the respect of all the right people: die-hard hip-hop fans, industry insiders and most importantly, his peers.

Mon, May 8, Oxford Art Factory

The Wombats: Playing some of their biggest Australian shows to date, for the first time Sydney fans will be given the rare opportunity to witness their highly energetic shows in an exclusive “in the round” performance. Tickets are going fast so get in quick.

Tue, May 9, Sydney Opera House

The Animals: The Animals were the backbone of blues and one of the most important bands of the British Invasion during their heyday. Midweek they return to Australia for a show full of hits.

Wed, May 10, The Basement

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