Top musicians sing and play for liberty
FEATURING: ROSS WILSON, CASH SAVAGE, STEPHEN CUMMINGS, SEAN KELLY, MARK SEYMOUR, LIZ STRINGER, ROB SNARKSI, JANE CLIFTON, LISA MILLER
MUSICIANS: SHANE O'MARA, PAUL GRABOWSKY, ROIES WESTBROUK, RAY PEREIRA, PETER MARTIN
MC: Brian Nankervis
Tickets $ 45 - $65
Liberty Victoria, Australia’s oldest human rights group, is bringing together some of Melbourne’s outstanding singers and musicians for a one-off show, Fearless Music.
The show aims to support the rights Liberty Victoria says are being lost by Australians and especially by refugees.
“Society is heavily burdened by the appalling offshore refugee prisons and laws that invade so many parts of people’s private lives,” says Liberty president George Georgiou SC. “We are delighted to have these performers come together under the banner of Fearless Music.”
The show takes its cue from the great Nina Simone, who said, “I’ll tell what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean really, no fear!”
Liberty, which is about to turn 80, says society now needs to be fearless and determined in opposing the undermining of civil rights.
Fearless Music features a wide range of political, protest and freedom songs across many eras and genres written by the world’s foremost fearless songwriters.
A star-studded line-up of multi - award winning, meticulously-curated vocal performers includes:
- Ross Wilson who is probably the only person in Australian rock music who can't make a comeback simply because he's never been away. In a career that spans over 40 years Ross remains one of this country's most respected artists.
- Liz Stringer has acquired a reputation for utterly captivating live shows and with a string of albums behind her.
- Singer / actor / writer / marriage celebrant Jane Clifton is the genuine showbiz all rounder having performed with feminists on Countdown rock band Stiletto to her memorable stint as Margo in Prisoner Cell Block H and starring turn in musicals like Menopause The Musical.
- Stephen Cummings lead singer & songwriter of Australia's legendary Sports, who had numerous hits like ' Watching The Detectives'’, ' Who Listens To The Radio ' ,' Strangers On A Train’ now enjoys a long and successful solo career where he has released over 25 albums, and published two novels and a memoir.
- Mark Seymour. As the frontman for one of Australia’s most seminal bands, the mighty Hunters & Collectors, Mark Seymour is one of Australia’s most gifted and respected musicians.
- Lisa Miller's seven albums in a 15 year solo career have marked her as a genuine Australian auteur, as much admired for her emotional and veracious songwriting as for her uniquely diverse interpretations of folk, soul, country and blues songs.
- Cash Savage makes ' country for the broken hearted & blues for the debauched ' in a style which is like a cross between Janis Joplin & John Fogarty. Since her debut album ' Wolf' in 2011, Cash & her band the Last Drinks have covered a lot of ground.
- Sean Kelly singer, guitarist and songwriter and founding member of Teenage Radio Stars, Absent Friends, The Dukes and The Models.
- Rob Snarski, lead singer, guitarist & songwriter of the Black Eyed Susans, who commenced their career in Perth in 1989.
- Renowned guitarist and producer, Shane O'Mara, is music director for Fearless Music, has hand picked a superb band of leading lights in the Melbourne music scene for this unique event,' The Accused’, comprises jazz keyboard maestro Paul Grabowsky, Ray Pereira, who has added his 'in the pocket percussion' to everyone from Archie Roach to Paul Kelly & Vince Jones, Rosie Westbrook on double & electric bass, who when not composing for film & television can be found playing with the likes of Dave Graney & Mick Harvey and in - demand drummer Peter Marin who has been a stalwart of the Dan Sultan band since 2006.
- Everyone's favourite MC, Brian Nankervis of RockWiz fame will be hosting this special show.
Do not miss this once-only opportunity to see and hear Melbourne’s top musicians singing for liberty.
Public transport to the Memo Music Hall: Tram 96 all the way from Brunswick through city to Acland street. Or tram 12 down St Kilda road to Acland Street.
Tables seat a maximum of 10 people. All seating is first in, best dressed!
We hope to see you there!
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