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TO MELBOURNE WITH LOVE : A MUSICAL LOVE LETTER

Leo Sayer

The live, online concert is an initiative of The Dunera Project – the hugely popular online platform conceived in the shadow of COVID to bring music, laughter, arts and culture to people in isolation.

The site at www.dunera.org.au delivers original local and the best of international live, on-demand content from all over the world.

This free, special event will feature performances by Dan Rosen, Elena Kats-Chernin, Nadav Kahn, Old Man River, Glassbreakers, Shai Shriki, Nicky Kurta, Amir Paiss, Bette Medley, Baby et Lulu, Simon Tedeschi and more. Plus special appearances from David Broza, Marcia Hines, Shannon Noll, Emma Pask, George Smilovic, Leo Sayer, Mark Lizotte (Johnny Diesel), Continue reading TO MELBOURNE WITH LOVE : A MUSICAL LOVE LETTER

PIGALLE – FUNK ME IT’S A GREAT NIGHT

Images Credit: Prudence Upton

With garbage cans and fruit crates, mirror balls galore and a popping neon sign, PIGALLE, playing at the Spiegeltent for the Sydney Festival, is a magnificent seat boppin’ reminder of why disco lives.  Heartbeats pound in rhythm with the bliss of remembering and re-living.  It was always going to be a crowd pleaser with this talent line-up but what we are treated to is a memorable night of variety, excellence and smart direction that leaves you wanting more as you tumble out with ‘Disco Inferno’ firmly earwormed.

As the crowd excitably buzzes waiting for the show to start, there’s a terrific music mix to begin that physical electricity that beloved music pulses in the veins.  The cast appear as ‘Street Life’ struts and frets upon the catwalk stage and feet begin the unstoppable tap.  Costumed with a period flair that keeps on coming,  these artists thrill with sexy poses and sashayed peacockery.   Continue reading PIGALLE – FUNK ME IT’S A GREAT NIGHT

VELVET : A DIVINE DISCOTHEQUE CIRCUS @ ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE

Featured image – Aerial artist Stephen Williams.

It’s big. It’s bright. It’s loud. Dancing, drums, disco music and acrobatics are delivered passionately, precisely and with lots of fun.

Musical director, Joe Accaria, opens the show as drummer and DJ from an elevated position above the stage. The music and lights are pumping as a young man enters the stage and is slightly overwhelmed by the feverish nightclub scene.

Tom Oliver plays the young man at the centre of the simple narrative. Initially overwhelmed, as he is exposed to wild scenes of abandon, glamour, singing and dancing he gradually moves towards his disco enlightenment. Continue reading VELVET : A DIVINE DISCOTHEQUE CIRCUS @ ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE