Category Archive: Music

Feb 22


Cirque Africa, appearing for the first time in Adelaide, is a very professional but fresh high energy show featuring incredible athletes and musicians.  The live musical accompaniment was a wonderful constant whose timing, and that of the acrobats, was spot on. Arriving a few minutes late for this show I was amazed to find the …

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Feb 20

FRINGE CABARET/COMEDY – Trickster – La Boheme – 3.5K

Opening night of the Fringe Festival, a thankful and appreciative Bradley Storer took the stage in his tight undies, with his face poorly painted white immediately receiving an uneasy laugh from the quiet audience; bracing all for what was to come. Throughout the entirety of his performance, Storer kept drawing the audience back to that …

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Feb 20

FRINGE 2017: The Run Down on the Runners Up – Nexus Arts Centre – 4K


by Tom Eckert As much music trivia as performance, Voice of Transition give the modern vocal treatment to some of the best second-best songs of the last thirty years (with a few throw ins from an earlier time.) Tight harmonies and impeccable balance characterise this group’s performance as well as an impressive dynamic range. Each …

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Aug 15

GUITAR FESTIVAL – Paco de Lucía – The Journey – Her Majesty’s – 4K

This a superb documentary which, thanks to volumes of recorded video and quite open conversations with Paco by his son, reveals the, at times, very problematic journey of a genius. 4K

Aug 13

GUITAR FESTIVAL – Lord Byron’s Don Juan – Tama Matheson and Karin Schaupp – 4.5K

Matheson’s Lord Byron’s Don Juan is a gem, a quinella of consummate writing and delivery, a gripping tale of a free spirit accompanied by rhythms of love, passion and struggle. 4.5K

Mar 17

The Independent Project presents: The Last 25 – Edinburgh Castle Hotel – 5K

The Independent Project

By Olivia Henry The Independent Project presents: The Last 25 is the final instalment of an epic trilogy featuring music throughout the decades. This year, The Independent Project played the greatest hits from the last 25 years, and as a 24 year-old, I was delighted to find that I knew – literally – EVERY. SINGLE. SONG. …

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Mar 01


By Olivia Henry   Heartache & Drum Breaks is “not a dance party. It’s a listening party.” Created by DJ and sound designer, Tim Whitt, this show is a collection of his 300 favourite songs, set to a unique visual experience created by Trav Nash. It is a simple concept, three years in the making: …

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Feb 29

FRINGE 2016: MUSIC – Adelaide The Songs – The Grace Emily Hotel – 3.5K

Originally conceived as a workshop and performance during History Week last year, Adelaide The Songs, sees seven local singer/songwriters coming together to perform their original compositions about our fair city. Each performer takes the lead for one or two of the songs, with various combinations of back-up provided by the others, both vocally and instrumentally. …

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Feb 26

Fringe 2016 – PHIA – The Grace Emily Hotel – 4K


By Tom Eckert Settling into the intimate confines of the Gracy Emily Hotel under the watchful eye of the mother Mary hanging from the wall, PHIA takes the half step up onto stage which is the most removed she’ll be from her audience both physically and figuratively for the whole set. Hailing from Melbourne but …

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Feb 22

FRINGE 2016: Dinner with the Stars Show – 4K


By Anthony Nguyen Once again, the Adelaide Fringe proves that there are many quality shows that appeal to the older adult crowd, and one great example of this is the Dinner with the Stars Show. Featuring The Desirables of award-winning Adelaide band, Pulse, live music entertainment is provided all night long in a 4 hour …

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