Vazesh – Jeremy Rose, Lloyd Swanton and Hamed Sadeghi. (L-R) Photo by Prudence Upton

Celebrate live music again at Peach Black Gallery with their Autumn Collective series on the weekend of March 26 – 28 2021. The events, curated by Cadencia Productions and supported by the City of Sydney and Art Month Sydney, will host three intimate, and diverse concerts over the three days. You can see 11 musicians bring their unique style to the stage framed by the artwork of gallery owner Matteo Bernasconi in a COVID-safe environment.

The event opens Friday 26 March with one of Australia’s most loved Flamenco ensembles with Arrebato Ensemble, featuring dancer Chachy Peñalver. This group returns to the gallery after selling out past events and is set to bring the house down yet again as they move between beautifully haunting compositions, to powerful flamenco rhythms.

Saturday night brings Declan Kelly to the stage, one week before he hits the main stage at the 2021 Byron Blues Fest. He is known as one of the most respected musicians in Australia, according to any of his esteemed colleagues–Katie Noonan, Alex Lloyd, Emma Donovan, Bernard Fanning–they all share the same account. His dynamic roots and Polynesian harmonies are heavily influenced by his mother’s Maori heritage, becoming his signature sound over the last decade.

Vazesh will close the weekend on Sunday 28th March with an afternoon concert, performing enlightening music improvisations inspired by the Persian Radif and renowned Iranian tar player Hamed Sadeghi’s of Eishan Ensemble. Featuring Sadeghi alongside award winning saxophonist-bass clarinettist Jeremy Rose (The Vampires, The Earshift Orchestra) and bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, The Catholics) this is an exciting collaboration driven by an exploration of musical discovery. With inspiration from Anouar Brahem, Dhafer Youssef, Spiritual Jazz and The Necks, their music draws from many influences and yet sounds uniquely their own.

Following the sold-out Spring Collective series in 2020, Peach Black had planned a year of events that supported visual artists, musicians and dancers through exhibitions and events. Covid 19 saw the gallery’s doors close for 8 months and all events cancelled. Thanks to the City of Sydney, the gallery has been able to employ musicians and industry staff to bring a Covid – safe event to the gallery, in what will be a truly diverse weekend of music, art and food.

Opening in February 2019 Sydney artist Matteo Bernasconi has turned Peach Black into high-profile creative space for the community.  Cadencia Productions is making a name for itself in Sydney as a leading world music producer and promoter – presenting sell out shows such as Ay Pachanga and Tango Poema.

Event Information:

Peach Black Gallery, 97 Regent Street Chippendale

Dates: March 26, 27 and 28

(Friday and Saturday) Doors: 6.30pm Concert: 7.00pm  (Sunday) Doors: 1.30pm Concert 2:00pm

Tickets: $40 – $45 available at

Sydney Arts Guide has two double passes to give away to the Autumn Collection. One double pass is  to the Declan Kelly concert on Saturday 27th March and the other double pass is for the Vazesh concert on the afternoon of Sunday 28th March.

Email the editor on with Autumn Collection in the subject heading. Please advise which of the two concerts you would like to go to. Winners will be advised by email.



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