The Vampires: For jazz-groove aplenty, get down to Sydney’s favourite venue and soak up one of the best contemporary jazz bands this country has to offer. These four musical gents, will be playing their beautifully crafted sounds from their acclaimed release Tiro, accompanied by Danaides and Slo Poke Rodriguez. With an album making fierce waves in the jazz scene, it’s fair to say that this night will be an exhibition of extreme talent.
Thu, Dec 5th, The Basement
Kid Mac: He’s proved his worth in the world of film with two AACTA awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography, but tonight will be all about the sweet, sweet music. Kid Mac has toured with rapper Mickey Avalon both here and in Canada but will be sharing the stage with no one as he promotes his sophomore collection of well-crafted hip hop tracks titled Head Noise. The album reeks of Sydney after being recording in a Bondi Beach studio.
Fri, Dec 6th, Oxford Art Factory
CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers: This debut will hit you square in the nostalgia. As a band responsible for the likes of disco classics Le Freak and Dance Dance Dance, Chic featuring hit maker Nile Rodgers will make their first appearance at our beloved white-sailed building to pump the tunes and get everyone on their feet. Get ready for the all-white suits, insatiable pop-filled sing-alongs and infectious funk grooves that will have the audience bopping and grinding. Aaaah FREAK OUT!
Sat, Dec 7th, Sydney Opera House
La Voce Live: With all the high profile gigs at the moment, it’s time to stop and take a moment to appreciate the up-and-coming local music that students are dedicating themselves to. This is a show created to showcase the unique vocal styles of the students of La Voce School of Contemporary Arts. With a combination of medleys, mash-ups, solo performances and original compositions, the night is sure to impress and move its audience. Get down and appreciate these talented students.
Mon, Dec 9th, NIDA Parade Theatre
Jack Johnson: From Here to Now to You is the name of the tour and what a journey it’s been for Mr Johnson. He’s up to his sixth studio album of the same name, which he says was inspired by his trip to the Hawaiian Islands last year. He also enlisted the help of some top individuals including producer Mario Caldato Jr as well as an appearance from good friend Ben Harper. This night will be a feel-good frolic under the stars.
Tues, Dec 10th, Sydney Opera House
Alicia Keys & John Legend: It’s a pairing that R&B fans’ dreams are made of and they’re hitting Sydney in a mammoth arena. American artists with voices that would melt the hardest of hearts, both artists have solidified their talents firmly in the history of R&B. Alicia Keys holds one of the most distinctive female voices in music, with her consistent churn of hits including Fallin’, No One, and If I Ain’t Got You. John Legend’s smooth soulful voice has been hitting our ears since 2004 with his hits including Ordinary People, Used To Love You and Green Light. (CD)
Wed, Dec 11th, Allphones Arena, Olympic Park