A fresh line-up of artists hit the stage in June for Brisbane Powerhouse’s program of FREE weekly live music program, Livespark, including a very special Mothers in Music Mixtape event.
Livespark is Brisbane’s longest running and most popular free live music platform showcasing an ever-changing and eclectic mix of indie, pop, folk, alternative country and rock.
Taking the stage in June is:
3 June Amy and Ant and Tuxedo Kitten
10 June Brealyn Sheehan and Danny Widdicombe
17 June Requin and Kellie Lloyd
On the last Sunday of every month Livespark extends to Mixtape, offering unique collaborations between singer-songwriters. Each month three musicians come together to discuss the music that drives them and to perform their own mix tape of original songs or covers. June brings Mothers in Music Mixtape featuring Sian Evans, Emma Bosworth, Sue Ray hosted by Deb Suckling on Sun 24 June.
Brisbane Powerhouse is committed to programming and showcasing emerging musicians and local artists, with Artistic Director Kris Stewart welcoming the program back for another year.
“Brisbane has a thriving live music scene and it’s important to give emerging artists a platform to share their stories and perform to an audience. Livespark has been giving artists this opportunity for over 10 years and we are proud to work with Sugarrush Music to program remarkable local and national talent,” said Stewart.
Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and Sugarrush Music. Livespark+Mixtape are proudly supported by Brisbane Airport and Triple M. Mixtape is proudly supported by APRA AMCOS.
Artists are updated on the website each month. For more information, visit brisbanepowerhouse.org.
DATES Every Sunday from 04 March 2018
VENUE Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
INFO 07 3358 8600 / brisbanepowerhouse.org
NOTE Suitable for all ages
Amy and Any
Amy & Ant is Amy Scales and Anthony Bishop. Formed in 2016, they have built an extensive repertoire of original pop songs. Amy & Ant are building on years of writing and performing highlighted by mature song writing skills, great production and professional delivery.
Tuxedo Kitten is the cat’s meow, a duo offering a feast of music, movement and colour in a joyful expression of folk culture with influences from around the Globe. They dish up originals and classics in English, French and Japanese. One half of the duo is John Meyer, former singer of internationally acclaimed folk monstrosity The Good Ship who called it a day. The other half is renowned vocalist and dancer Bertie Page, known for her striking deep vocal tones and ability to traverse folk, jazz and classical singing techniques. Tuxedo Kitten have performed all over Australia as well as France and Japan and are currently recording their debut album.
Far North Queensland songstress Brealyn Sheehan, aptly described by critics as red velvet meets the wild west, effortlessly moves from genres such as jazz-fused-blues, haunting ballads to splashes of indie guitar and lush vocals. She is well-known for her sassy stage presence, something she has managed to capture in her studio recordings, making an almost visual listening experience.
Danny Widdicombe is a Brisbane based songwriter and musician, said to be within the realms of folk/country/blues, who has had two ARIA award nominations, released 5 studio albums (two with his band The Wilson Pickers), overcome leukaemia three times, played lead guitar for Bernard Fanning, Andrew Morris, and Karl Broadie, as well as touring the country as part of Tim Rogers’ Temperance Union.
Requin are two boys and one girl who have been playing and writing music together for three years. After writing and living with their songs for so long, they’re happy to finally be able to share them.
Kellie grew up playing bass in Brisbane band Screamfeeder. Now she’s out on her own playing what she likes to call Dark Pop. It’s guitar driven, sometimes with a band, sometimes with just a drummer. One thing is for sure, it’s loud and it’s dark and it’s dreamy.
Sian Evans’ journey with music has seen her explore the continent playing numerous festivals and connecting with the full spectrum of pro muso’s over numerous genre’s and styles. These days she be settling into a fine concave of folk/roots, alt-country/soul-grass and folk music being the master nest fuelling last years EP How time has treated thee with Aria award winning producer, Govinda Doyle. With the latest release of new single Cold Feet, produced by Josh Schuberth in Love Hz studios, Sydney, and featuring Gareth Mewes on Fiddle and Mike Haydon on percussion, the breathy rollicking pop-country ditty is a sequel to last year’s single and currently in line for a Queensland Music Award.
If there is one trait all great artists share, it’s a sense of restlessness. It is a constant hard-wired drive to continually take their music in new directions – testing the waters, finding new sounds, creating music in new ways. And it is something that has always been at the heart of Emma Bosworth’s music. From her earliest days in legendary Brisbane indie band The Flying Chimnees, through to her rock outfit J-Pan Fan and, more recently, her solo offerings Emma’s music has always been imbued with a restless spirit. Her songs offer an endearing cocktail of wide-eyed optimism and a world wise perspective on the trials and little victories of life.