30 September - 30 October Chippendale NSW Australia
Hiroshi Nagai: Paintings for Music&nbsp;surveys the relationship between Japan's city pop music and the paintings of esteemed illustrator Hiroshi Nagai. This is the first international solo exhibition of Nagai- whose cover art for Eiichi Ohtaki's&nbsp;A Long Vacation&nbsp;and numerous other iconic record jackets spearheaded Japan's city pop music culture. Since then- Nagai has collaborated with musicians and brands around the world- leaving his mark on contemporary culture and style.This exhibition explores an era that encapsulated the new young urban lifestyle in Tokyo through the lens of Nagai's paintings. His dreamy visual palette and associated city pop hits epitomised the cultural reverberations of Japan's economic boom- providing a soundtrack and aesthetic for young urbanites lusting after endless summers by the poolside and an indulgent city nightlife.&nbsp;Hiroshi Nagai: Paintings for Music&nbsp;presents 20 of the illustrator's original works spanning his career- as well as a collection of record jackets made for a variety of music styles from Japan and around the world- including soul- funk- pop- reggae- boogie and more.Presented by The Japan Foundation- Sydney in collaboration with FMCD Gallery Studio.
30 October Crows Nest NSW Australia
Blues- Soul- Funk- RnRoll- with a taste of Reggae and Jazz.Playing Saxophone professionally for over 30 years David has forged a career performing with Australia's great Independant & Soul - Blues Artists.Honing his craft with the legendary Jacky Orszacsky- David has collaborated & performed with Paul Mac- Ray Beadle- Skunkhour- Renee Geyer- Abby Dobson- Justine Clark- Tina Harrod- Jessica Mauboy- Todd Mckenny and Georgie Parker.David's 'Weird Assembly' has headlined the Darling Harbour Jazz & Blues Festival & featured in 5 Major music festivals in Australia. David Weir - vocals -saxCarmel Mesiti - VocalsScott Leishman&nbsp; bass- BvsDavid Longo - Guitar-BVsIvan Jordan - DrumsDon't miss this opportunity for an up-close & personal performance!Covid-safe guidelinesIn these COVID19 times capacity for this show is limited to an exclusive 30 dinner & show tickets ONLY upon entry signing in is required&nbsp;masks preferred&nbsp;sanitizer available
31 - 30 October Sydney NSW Australia
Award-winning artist Emma&nbsp;Pask&nbsp;has established herself as one of Australia's favourite jazz vocalists. Showcasing expert versatility- Emma can swing through jazz standards- ride Latin rhythms or pour her heart into tender ballads. Discovered at just 16- Emma's long and decorated career has seen her perform at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London- the Sydney Opera House and support 70's disco and funk legend George Benson. Emma is always surrounded by the cream of Australian jazz- and these intimate festival performances are no different.&nbsp;&nbsp;Emma&nbsp;Pask&nbsp;(vocals)&nbsp;Kevin Hunt&nbsp;(piano)&nbsp;Phil Stack&nbsp;(double bass)&nbsp;Tim Firth&nbsp;(drums)VENUE COVID SAFE PLAN:Do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Shows will be seated and limited to 60 per sitting- with patrons seated to allow for social distancing. Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff. The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety- including: Hand sanitiser dispensers- signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue- and regular sanitising of the venue and facilities.
06 November Crows Nest NSW Australia
Music@ StreetMarket in conjunction with Great Southern Nights initiative 'Land of 1000 Gigs' presents a double bill:Ric Herbert 7.30pmCraig Calhoun's 'Brother's of Oz' 9.15pmRic HerbertRic Herbert's astonishing career has included Voice-over artist (over 14-000 credits) - You have eaten breakfast- lunch and dined nightly with Ric - who is also a dedicated vocal coach.Ric has appeared as an actor in King Kong (Peter Jackson)- many other films & well known Australian Television- Rescue Special Ops- Underbelly 2- Home and Away- Wild Side-&nbsp;All Saints- Police Rescue- The Young Doctors- .. this list gets longer ladies & gentleman.As many of us already know- experiencing Ric's vocal professionalism will be a treat.The GetRich Band know how to throw a party & play your favourite songs from Otis Redding to Joe Cocker & the Rolling Stones - this is an invitation to cut loose- let rip- get lost- find yourself and have a rockin' great time.Craig CalhounLegendary funk bassist Craig Calhoun has had an illustrious career over several decades- working from San Fran to Berlin to Sydney- the man they call CC has seen and done it all in the music worldInvited to play Bass for Mowtown's 'Supremes'- Craig had his big break touring Europe- subsequently touring with European Jazz-Funk and World Music Artist Chris Hinze- who received an invitation by iconic Australian Jazz artist Don Burrows to headline the Sydney- Melbourne and Perth music festivals.From San Fran to Berlin to Sydney- the Supremes to Marcia Hines- Jimmy Barnes- Eurogliders - Craig will bring his wealth of experience and love of music to present the best muso's Sydney has to offer in a combination that is all about jivin- dancin' & funk'n about.Don't miss this opportunity for an up close & personal performance!Capacity for this show is limited to 30 only - both Ric & Craig have consistently sold out Covid-safe guidelinesIn these COVID19 times capacity for this show is limited to an exclusive 30 dinner & show tickets ONLYupon entry signing in is requiredmasks welcomesanitizer available
06 November Sydney NSW Australia
A groundbreaking technicolour cross between the Buena Vista Social Club- Gorillaz- Ozomatli and Eminem. Veneno came to life in Sydney- Australia when brothers Cesar and Steve Marin began playing music together inspired by the music of bands such as Los Van Van and Irakere they found their path through the music of Cuba.This musical endeavour led to the formation of Veneno. The early addition of young singer-songwriter Carlos Velazquez lifted the project to new heights. With a versatile mix of RNB- pop and soul- together with his domination of the Afro-Latin Sonero traditions- the band had found its unique and original voice.The following years were spent performing around the country- building a healthy fan base and establishing themselves at the forefront of the music industry in Australia.This momentum created the opportunity to collaborate with musicians outside of the Latin genre. The addition of talented young musicians Ivan Pineda- Marcus Salone- Daniel Goodacre and Dominic Kirk enabled the band to incorporate advanced elements of Funk- Reggae- Jazz and Rock into their music. This evolution contributed to the band's success- becoming the first Australian-Latin ensemble to make its mark in the global music industry.Civic Underground complies with covid safe distancing rules.