I can't miss an opportunity to tell you all about a fab gig
coming up. This is one, the pick of the bunch mind you,
of a heap of performances and stuff coming up here as
part of the Queensland Music Festival.
Curated by Deborah Conway this year it promises to be
a bloody good showcase of unusual and brilliant local,
national and international acts. Covering all sorts of
music from classical to alternative its a festival to be
proud of. I'm excited about this gig.
Check out the web site for the events.
Kev Carmody, Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, John Butler, Clare
Bowditch, Tex Perkins, The Herd, The Drones and many,
many more join forces in a special twilight concert at Brisbane
Riverstage to celebrate a unique Australian talent.
Powerful, versatile and utterly original, for the past 24 years
legendary singer songwriter Kev Carmody has evoked the
realities of contemporary Aboriginal society with a clarity
and grace that has won him fans across Australia and around
the world. This signature Queensland Music Festival event
sees Carmody's repertoire -from blunt protest songs to poetic
ballads - reinterpreted by a thrilling line-up of Australia’s most
acclaimed singer songwriters and musicians who contributed to
the 2007 album Cannot Buy My Soul,
produced by long-time friend and collaborator Paul Kelly.
Carmody’s music embraces a range of styles, mixing folk and country
withreggae, funk, traditional didgeridoo and mandolin, hard rock,
gospel and his straight-talking, laconic, sharp-edged vocals.
Persuasive, intelligent and committed, Carmody puts this
combination of musical traditions to stunning effect in sung stories
that are wistful, witty, brutal and poignant.
Don't miss this landmark concert in Australian music.
FEATURING KEV CARMODY / PAUL KELLY / BERNARD FANNING /
JOHN BUTLER /CLARE BOWDITCH / TEX PERKINS / THE HERD /
THE DRONES / GLENN RICHARDS /SARA STORER / ARCHIE ROACH /
STEVE KILBEY / DAN SULTAN /THE LAST KINECTION /
THE PIGRAM BROTHERS
“Kev Carmody’s body of work is one of our great cultural treasures” - Paul Kelly.
Presented by Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane City Council,
Brisbane 150 Celebrations and The Courier-Mail.
Riverstage in the City GardensSat 1 August 5.30pm
gates open at 4.30pm
Gold seated: $78 / Conc $68
Silver seated: Full $68 / Conc $58
General Admission: $58 / Conc $48
Gate price: $80
Licensed event. Children under 6 are not permitted. General Admission is BYO seating or standing on grass.