MAC's music concert series is back for 2017 with a stellar line-up of Tasmanian musicians! This beautifully eclectic program of performances promises something for everyone. Doors and bar open at
MAC’s music concert series is back for 2017 with a stellar line-up of Tasmanian musicians!
This beautifully eclectic program of performances promises something for everyone.
Doors and bar open at 5:30pm
All shows start at 6:30pm
$5 on the door
Fri 2 Jun
MAC’s concert series kicks off with CC Strutters – a traditional and dixie jazz ensemble with banjo, bass, drums, saxophone, clarinet, trombone and piano!
MATT RALPH & YOSHI IZUMI
Fri 16 Jun
Find yourself transported by the sounds of Bossa Nova, jazz and world music from Matt Ralph. Vocals in Brazilian, Portuguese, French, English, Spanish and Italian with nylon string acoustic guitar accompaniment.
And, Yoshi Izumi, with a repertoire including jazz standards from the 20’s onwards, and a variety of popular tunes arranged in solo jazz guitar style.
THE BOOTLEG GIN SLUGGERS & THYLASWING
Fri 23 Jun
Bring your dancing shoes for 4 piece roots, jazz/blues band The Bootleg Gin Sluggers and 7 piece lineup ThylaSwing. Learn a few dance moves in the interval with Moonlight Aviators and then strut your stuff!
The Bootleg Gin Sluggers perform music from the 20s on trumpet, banjo, bass and percussion, and ThylaSwing! brings us swing standards from pre 1936 (the year the last Thylacine died in captivity) on piano, bass, drums, guitar, violin, djembe and vocals. Over several years ThylaSwing have raised funds for the Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal.
Fri 7 Jul
With a style ranging from quiet, affectionate, sleazy jazz to soul that kicks and grunts, The Darlings will drag you into their world as they perform material from their newly released album River of Sin. Patrick Berechree on vocals, Sean Brady on percussion and Tom Schaap on saxophone.
NO FELIX & THE BACKSTICK AGENDA
Fri 11 Aug
No Felix, drummer and vocalist/guitarist duo Cassandra O’Keefe and Josh Troy, perform original soft acoustic and rock compositions. And, high energy acoustic duo, The Backstick Agenda, who write and perform their original compositions.
HARRY EDWARDS TRIO
Fri 1 Sep
An eclectic mix of original acoustic compositions, drawing on gypsy jazz, modern jazz and classical repertoire.
THE BOOTLEG GIN SLUGGERS
Fri 8 Sep
Back by popular demand! The Bootleg Gin Sluggers perform music from the 20s on trumpet, banjo, bass and percussion. Bring your dancing shoes!
SISONGKE & BEULAHSONG
Fri 15 Sep
A celebration of voice! Sisongke is a joyous and dynamic choir up to 30 voices strong, singing songs from all around the world. And, BeulahSong, a local 5 piece band playing all original gospel/indie/folk songs.
TASTE OF THE FUTURE I – ASIA
Fri 22 Sep
From the Classical traditions of China and South India, Carnatic music duo Adhi perform as part of MAC’s Tasting The Future initiative.
Featuring Sakthi Ravitharan and Santhana Gopalakrishnan Vaidhyanathan, Adhi performs an ancient form of music based on śruti (the relative musical pitch), swara (the musical sound of a single note), rāga (the mode or melodic formula), and tala (the rhythmic cycle). The sound of vocals, mridangam (double-sided drum) and a tambura are drawn together in this mesmerising performance.
Also featured this evening is Chinese singer and dancer Shuang Zhang, with musicians from Tasmania’s diverse Chinese Community.
DUO CANTABILE & CHINESE CLASSICAL
Fri 13 Oct
East meets West in a stunning program of Spanish Classical and Renaissance pieces for Classical Guitar / Piano and Flute, and Classical musical traditions from China.
Fri 20 Oct
In the music of James Parry, storyteller rock meets indie pop. Dreamy organ riffs, sparkly guitars, spirited percussion and bold vocals tell stories of small-town fears and their far-reaching consequences.
Fri 27 Oct
100% original funk and soul music! Kashkin is a 7 piece band with 2 female vocalists, guitar, keyboards, bass, percussion and drums – get ready to dance.
ALY RAE PATMORE TRIO & EVAN CARYDAKIS TRIO
Fri 3 Nov
Kick back and enjoy the smooth sounds of 2 jazz trios.
TASTE OF THE FUTURE II – AFRICA
Fri 10 Nov
Songs from the village, songs of love, war and family – part 2 of MAC’s Tasting the Future initiative features musicians from Africa’s diaspora who have settled in Tasmania.
CHRISTOPHER LEON & MATT WARREN
Fri 24 Nov
An electronic/acoustic mix of electro, house, pop, chill, R’n’B and orchestral, and an experimental soundscape.
SCARY FAMILY BAND
Fri 1 Dec
Spanning ages 10 to 58, the Scary Family Band plays hillbilly, old-time, jug band, Istrian folk, and blues music with occasional sci-fi overtones. They have wrangled saws, ukes, mandolins, banjos, harmonicas, dancing jig dolls, double bass and slide whistles everywhere from Killiecrankie (Flinders Island) to Koper (Slovenia)!
(Friday) 5:30 pm
Moonah Arts Centre
27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009
Moonah Arts Centremac@gcc.tas.gov.au