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Spring Sounds at Sunset


Fri 12 - Sun 14 Nov, 2021


Performance Lawn


Fri + Sat 5–8pm
Sun 3–6pm


3 hrs

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for all ages


Spring Sounds at Sunset – a big weekend of free music on the Brisbane Powerhouse Performance Lawn.*

* Due to wet weather forecasts, Friday’s event will be held inside Brisbane Powerhouse on the Turbine Platform, with drinks and food available for purchase from Bar Alto. Saturday and Sunday’s events are still scheduled to be held on the Performance Lawn.

Enjoy three golden spring evenings of jazz, blues, folk and world music as Brisbane Powerhouse hosts some of the city’s finest musicians – an inspiring mix of local favourites, emerging artists, and First Nation’s musicians, all playing original music, with a triple bill each day.

Pack your picnic blanket, grab some friends and settle in for a chilled weekend of music and food trucks under a sunset sky. What better way to spend a beautiful Brisbane spring evening!

A celebration of season, local artists, food and music on Yagara Country. Proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.

We acknowledge the Jagera/Turrbal peoples, the First Nation Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather. We pay respects to all Elders past and present and acknowledge the young leaders who are working beside our Elders in our cultural industries. We recognise all First Nation peoples as the original storytellers of these lands and acknowledge the important role they continue to play in our community.

This is a free event. No registration required.

Please note, this is a licensed event. No BYO.


5pm: Marcello Milani & Richard Grantham
6pm: LT
7pm: Danny Widdicombe & Trichotomy

5pm: Dusty Miles
6pm: Kayleigh Pincott Trio
7pm: Cigány Weaver (trio)

3pm: East Of West
4pm: Chris Tamwoy
5pm: Hussy Hicks


Springs Sounds at Sunset is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.


Marcello Milani & Richard Grantham:
Ask anyone who has seen Marcello live, and they’ll tell you that here is an artist whose songs and voice are filled with those rare attributes, honesty and integrity. He has performed at many festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Livid Festival, Big Day Out and the National Folk Festival and is best known to many as the voice of Brisbane icons, The Toothfaeries. Performing with Marcello for Spring Sounds is viola player Richard Grantham – a jack of all musical trades whose compositional and performing experience encompasses an exceptionally broad range of classical, folk, popular, and experimental styles. His solo improvising act The Viola Cloning Project uses a loop recorder to create a one-man string orchestra, and has performed all around Australia including six appearances in closing ceremonies at Woodford Folk Festival. Marcello and Richard also perform with Tibet2Timbuk2, their collaboration with Tenzin Choegyal, Shen Flindell and friends.

LT (formerly Leanne Tennant) is the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award recipient, and a three-time Qld Music Awards winner. Her new single ‘How Would It Feel’ sits beautifully in the dream-pop world of LT’s delicate vocals taking you through evening skies and glittery nights while she explores deeper themes of love, greed and humanity.  She has received strong support from Rolling Stone magazine (scoring a front cover), The Guardian, Popdust, CLASH Magazine and was named in AU Review’s Australian Artists Of The Year. Her recent tracks have been receiving heavy rotation from BBC Radio (UK), with single ‘Bring It All Back’ also scoring producers pick, which was then added to British Airways in-flight entertainment, and received a Queensland Music Award.

Danny Widdicombe with Sean Foran & Sam Vincent (Trichotomy):
TRICHOTOMY are one of Australia’s most inventive contemporary music ensembles, expanding the capacities of the classic jazz trio, skillfully blending exciting improvisations and delicate atmospherics with modern jazz, ambient music, avant-garde rock and contemporary classical music. Since 1999, they have released 8 albums and in 2019 they released “Between the Lines”, a collaboration with alt-country songwriter Danny Widdicombe. Their song “Falling”, also featuring Kristin Berardi, won the 2021 QLD Music Awards, Jazz.

Dusty Miles:
Out of the dank swamps and into the wide open country side, founding member of the moody bluesrock band The Blackwater Fever ventures into new musical territory with his new solo material.

Kayleigh Pincott Trio:
Vocalist, composer and teacher, Kayleigh Pincott is quickly establishing herself as an important voice in the Australian jazz scene. Released in May 2017, Kayleigh’s debut album, Solace, features original compositions and arrangements in a contemporary jazz style, exploring Kayleigh’s individual musical voice and culminating in an album of mature jazz compositions. Kayleigh’s latest project, Downend, (a collaboration with guitarist Conor McDonald) have just released their debut album, Find A Home, through local Brisbane music label, Made Now Music.

Cigány Weaver (trio):
Formed from a love of Django Reinhardt, Sigourney Weaver and red wine, Cigány Weaver have been entertaining crowds from south east Queensland since their formation at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in early 2015. Whilst always paying homage to the Jazz Manouche style that they adore, they also incorporate influences that range from traditional Romani music, to modern artists such as Björk. The dynamic nature of their live performances invoke an array of toe-tapping, from the subtle tap to the carefree exuberant stomp of the dance floor.

East Of West:
East of West is a world music project led by Bosnian-born composer Goran Gajić (Double Bass), with Philip Griffin on Oud and Malindi Morris on Percussion. The trio formed in 2018 in order to explore new compositions that spring from the rich musical influences of the Balkans and the Mediterranean. East of West’s intricate story-telling compositions are spun over rich traditional rhythms, entwining elements of jazz and allowing space for open solos and improvisation.

Chris Tamwoy:
Chris Tamwoy is an Indigenous singer, songwriter and musician with both Eastern and Western Torres Strait Islander blood running through his veins. Having played some of Australia’s largest music festivals, he has also represented proudly at high profile events such as G’day USA Gala, Los Angeles and National Indigenous Music Awards where he was awarded 2016 Young Indigenous Musician of The Year. 2018 saw an inspired performance and Acknowledgment of Country and People at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony, collaborating with Colin Hay, Aloe Blacc, Birds of Tokyo and many more talented musicians. Chris’s debut album Reality was released in 2020 on ABC Music and includes an inspiring collaboration with Christine Anu.

Hussy Hicks:
Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills. Prolific and accomplished musicians, they have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1000 live shows under their belts. They are known and loved for their emotive lyricism, energetic live shows and fiery, frenetic instrumentation. Guitarist Julz Parker is touted by Australian legend, Phil Emmanuel as ‘Australia’s top female guitar player’ and voted fifth in Bluesfest’s Guitar Hero fan poll, among Santana and BB King.


This is a free event. No tickets or registration required.

This is a licensed event.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

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We acknowledge the Jagera/Turrbal peoples, the First Nation Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather. We pay respects to all Elders past and present and acknowledge the young leaders who are working beside our Elders in our cultural industries. We recognise all First Nation peoples as the original storytellers of these lands and acknowledge the important role they continue to play in our community.

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