The Outside Track: The five members of this band are all united by a mutual love of traditional music whilst still trying to create new music off of this foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals, these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable gusto.
Thu, Jan 5, Camelot Lounge
Catfish & The Bottlemen: As part of their Falls Festival Australian tour, the most exciting new guitar band to break through in the UK will hit up Sydney for a special sideshow performance.
Fri, Jan 6, Metro Theatre
The Soul Kinda Feelin’ Revue: During the summer of 1984 the Dynamic Hepnotics’ Soul Kinda Feeling was a song you could not ignore. It was everywhere – on radio, on Walkmans, on TV and in clubs and pubs across the country. Written by charismatic Hepnotics front man and singer Continental Robert Susz, the song has become an Australian rock’n’soul classic, now by popular demand, back together for another history breaking night at Camelot, Continental Robert unites with the original saxophone player, Bruce Allen, and a riffing horn section.
Fri, Jan 6, Camelot Lounge
Bowie In Berlin: Marking the 70th Anniversary of the birth of David Bowie and celebration of his album release Low, which was also released in January one week after Bowie’s 30th Birthday. Featuring musical director Mick Harvey at the helm, this tribute to this most esoteric and revered era of David Bowie’s work features esteemed vocalists Kylie Auldist, Dave Graney, Ron S. Peno, Kim Salmon and Max Sharam.
Sat, Jan 7, Enmore Theatre
The Sharon Shannon Band: The button accordion player from County Clare, Ireland, has recorded and toured with a who’s who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine ,Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan. Sharon’s work demonstrates a groundbreaking mix of traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, cajun, rap, dance, African, and French Canadian.
Sat, Jan 7, The Basement
FOMO: A boutique, all-inclusive festival experience bringing together a carefully curated line-up of international and local artists. This year’s “all killer no filler” lineup features Flosstradamus, Empire Of The Sun, Peking Duk, Slumberjack and Desiigner.
Sun, Jan 8, The Crescent, Parramatta Park
Halestorm: Last here in 2015, the Grammy Award winning rock outfit from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, return this week off the back of their 2014 album release Into The Wild Life. Last time around they wowed audiences with their epic live show, so this is a no-brainer for fans of rock.
Wed, Jan 11, Factory Theatre