ABOUT THE SHOW
The Necks are one of the great cult bands of the world. Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks defies genre and convention.
The band The New York Times famously dubbed “the greatest trio on Earth” have never repeated the same performance, delivering stunningly improvised shows that send audiences into an ecstatic trance.
More than 30 years into their career, pianist Chris Abrahams, drummer Tony Buck and bassist Lloyd Swanton continue to surprise with their transportive mix of experimental jazz, avant-garde rock and Zen-like minimalism.
Experience The Necks’ legendary improv skills in this one-of-a-kind performance.
Part of ΩHM 2024.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Formed in Sydney in 1987, they have operated with the same line-up for an extraordinary thirty five years straight. The Necks have been a regular feature on the European and US concert scenes for decades, and are written up in all the major publications of the music world. They could be seen as one of Australia’s most significant and acclaimed musical exports.
The Necks have collaborated with Brian Eno, Underworld, Swans, and Back to Back Theatre, as well as composing the score to legendary Australian feature film The Boys. They have received multiple awards, culminating with the 2019 Richard Gill Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music.
The Necks are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages 12+