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Graeme James & Great Earthquake


Fri 19 Feb 2016, 8:30pm–12:00am

Where: Grace Darling Hotel, 114 Smith Street, Collingwood, Victoria

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $15.00
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  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: zoecrehan

For one night only, two exceptional and very different loop artists from Wellington, NZ and Melbourne, AUS respectively, will hit the stage at The Grace Darling in Melbourne. Prepare to be wooed, inspired, entertained and maybe even get out those danicng shoes.

Graeme James (NZ) is on his 'Summer Islands Tour' visiting as many islands as possible, with Australia being one of them.

After making his name performing quirky versions of well known songs, 2015 has seen Graeme perform his own original music to great acclaim as well as releasing his first original single ‘Alive’ which has achieved radio play and been featured on The Edge TV. In April, he gave an extremely popular TEDx talk, and in October completed his first Australian tour.

Graeme James is essentially a one man band. He plays violin, bass, ukulele, guitar, sings and beatboxes. Being brought up in a celtic family band, his upbringing has played a large part in his musical style, and folk is at the forefront of his music making, though he borrows from a wide range of genres from gypsy jazz to EDM. James is an exceptional storyteller and entertainer and on this tour will be testing out new material ahead of his album to be released in August 2016.

"Great Earthquake packs the intensity of a percussive ensemble into a one-man rhythm tornado.
There aren’t many musicians that can boast to have fingers in as many pies as Noah Symons, aka Great Earthquake. As well has his one-man-band efforts that have earned him his Album of the Week accolades, international airplay and critical acclaim, you may have heard him as a part of art-folk champs Timothy and Wilderness or punk-jazz powerhouses Light Lions, or even playing with Born Ruffians, High Places, Toro Y Moi, Mick Turner, Otouto, and Love Connection.

Much like his stunning musical CV, Great Earthquake’s sound and compositional technique is absolutely everywhere. His music is rhythmic and textured, often building through organic performance, rather than a more rigid process. The result is something chaotic, groovy, and irresistibly human." - FBI Radio, November 16th 2015

Opening act TBA, tickets $15 online or $20 on the door from 8.30pm.