LUKA BLOOM – THE REFUGE TOUR Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage.
His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.
Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work.
Over the years Bloom has brought his inspiring lyrics and sumptuous melodies to clubs, theatres, festivals, bars and arenas all over the world, but he has a special place in his heart for Australian audiences and has earned a devoted following in this country.
MZAZA ... lassooed by Magda's - Tonight...folks... Friday 30th November...@ The BrisWest Centre Their first gig back in Oz and what a finale to a big month, near the end of a big year!? Multi-award-winning six-piece MZAZA returning to Brisbane after recording in Greece and again electrifying Europe along the way. Guest performers at festivals from here to Music Award winners; MZAZA will play their special mix of Balkan French sounds. Led by enchantress, French-Sephardic vocalist - Pauline Maudy, this group of talented musicians are from Bosnia, Latvia, Greece, Turkey, France and Australia. The members - Ance Deksne, Greta Kelly, John Robertson, Goran Gajic and Jordan Stamos all dynamic musicians ..... and together? .... are one of the great looks and vibrant sounds of contemporary culture - not just here in Oz, but wherever MZAZA have played. You'll be mesmerised with their inspired performance and draw you into their lively world - a world that knows no borders.
Magda Community Artz in association with i hear django kicks off 2019 with the wonderful Canadian quartet: The Fretless. In this their only Brisbane concert we have special guest, our own: Monique Clare! What a way to start 2019!
Winners of the 2017 JUNO award for Instrumental Album of Year (Canada), The Fretless is a new approach to folk music. They may look like a string quartet, but with their unique balance of fiddle, viola, cello, rhythm and melody, they shatter all expectations. The fiddle tradition runs deep and their roots are based in Celtic and Canadian fiddle styles. Taking traditional music to a new level, The Fretless transform fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy and innovative arrangements. Formed in 2011, they've performed their unique brand of Celtic fusion all over Canada and throughout the United States, the UK and Europe. Everywhere they go, they create the kind of impact musicians crave, but rarely experience - largely through respect for their innovative approach and always as a result of supercharged performances. Progressive chamber trad at its best!
Special guest: Monique Clare. Monique helped kick us into 2018 with her scintillating performance with Darol Anger and the Republic of Strings. Monique Clare is a musician of depth, talent and vivacity - and not to be missed. ... See MoreSee Less
Update...The Balkanics Beat It Up Event has been cancelled. Please contact email@example.com for a refund if you have purchased tickets... many thanks.
More Info The Balkanics play high-energy music from the Balkans (especially Macedonia). The music is energetic, infectious and very danceable. As well as traditional tunes, many of them Gypsy or Roma in origin, their original compositions are inspired by many years of studying, playing and living these most vibrant of musical cultures. Featuring five accomplished musicians who have been playing together in different combinations for several decades, The Balkanics will intoxicate you, the hypnotic energy of their improvisations flinging you onto the dance floor. Cast away your worldly woes and be transported to a universe inhabited by extravagant rhythmic variation and catchy melodic invention.
The Balkanics include Anthony Pizzica (rezouki, tambura), Linsey Pollak (sax, gaida, clarini), Philip Griffin (electric bass, tambura), Ric Halstead (sax, flute) & Tunji Beier (drums).
The ensembles, community events, festivals and international tours of the individual members of The Balkanics is legion: The Unusual Suspects, Makedonski Bop, Xenos, Okuta Percussion, Ross Daly’s Australian Labyrinth; Jimmy Witherspoon, Red Rodney, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Mick Taylor, Billy Cobham, Nitin Sawhney, Pece Atanasovski; WOMADelaide; WOMAD NZ; St Chartier Festival, France; Perth, Melbourne, Sydney & Adelaide Arts Festivals; Vector Arena, Auckland; Barbican Centre, London; Hong Kong Arts Festival; Montreal Jazz Festival. ... See MoreSee Less
Sat 3rd Nov 19:30 - 22:00 Holy Trinity Hall, Church St, Fortitude Valley
Guitar Brisbane and Magda Community Artz present The José Carbó Trio; an exquisite hour of music by Schubert, Faure, Debussy, Verdi and more with Australia’s premier baritone, José Carbó and spectacular emerging classical guitarists, Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi.