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LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide Sep 14

James Bennett

Lenka: Is an Australian singer/songwriter, who has been releasing solo albums and touring worldwide for the last decade. Lenka’s music has featured in movies like Moneyball and Easy A, with TV placements on Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy and a multitude of commercials, oh and Billy Crystal even sang her song at the 2012 Oscars.

Thu, Sep 14, Lazybones Lounge

Sing Out, Louise: Two musical-maven pianists are flying in from New York to guide Sydney’s show-tune lovers through a communal sing along till 3am while signature NYC-themed cocktails are served (New York Sours, Cosmopolitans & Long Island Iced Teas). Everything from Sondheim to the Sound of Music will be played.

Fri, Sep 15, The Polo Lounge – The Oxford Hotel

The Tommyhawks: The fierce femme-fatale punk infused blues band are bringing their new EP, This Is Not A Desert Island, to Sydney this weekend. Exploding with quirky, dramatic, trippy and heartfelt songs, This Is Not A Desert Island is the third EP from the Perth group which explores the idea of trying to control one’s own state of mind and mental health… and often failing.

Sat, Sep 16, Frankies Pizza

James Bennett: The 25 year old Newcastle based Singer-Songwriter has returned triumphant from the USA to unveil Fake Feathers, the first single from the recent recording sessions to feature on his forthcoming album Run With The Hunted. Touring relentlessly, he has developed a legion of fans who are enamoured with his naturally gifted voice, self taught guitar and mesmerising lyrics.

Sun, Sep 17, Leadbelly

Sydney Sacred Music Festival: Gathered from amongst the who’s who of creative musicians across the range of jazz, world, Indian, contemporary and improvised music this outstanding group of creative and unique voices will not only share their talent but also their insights into the deeper and sacred aspects of music and what drives their passion and contribution to their art.

Sun, Sep 17, Soka Gakkai Cultural Centre

My Leonard Cohen: Performed by Stewart D’Arrietta and a seven-piece band, featuring some of Australia’s best contemporary musicians. D’Arrietta’s musical interpretations are gutsy and arresting, the stories he tells deliver an intimate insight into Cohen’s life and the motivations.

Tue, Sep 19, Sydney Opera House

Pharoahe Monch: Widely regarded as one of the best lyrical MC’s in the game, Pharoahe Monch’s creative motivation and output is consistent even after 20 years on the scene. Praised by the likes of Eminem for always being ahead of his time, his 1998 highly touted solo debut, Internal Affairs, crafted one of the greatest underground Hip-Hop albums ever.

Wed, Sep 20, Metro Theatre

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