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Jazz Series 1 – Lachlan Hawkins


Sat 27 Oct 2018, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Where: Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission - online: $15.00
  • General Admission - at door: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: artemusevents

Artemus Events & Dust Temple | Jazz Series #1

Lachlan Hawkins (Trio)
CD Launch ‘No Enemy Within’

Lachlan Hawkins - handpan, voice
Tsoof Baras - percussion, handpan, voice
Simon Svoboda - cello

Supported by:
’Downend’ | Kayleigh Pincott (solo)

On October 27th, the iconic Currumbin precinct Dust Temple, in conjunction with Artemus Events, is launching a series of jazz concerts and performances. Beginning with percussionist and handpan artist Lachlan Hawkins, the coming months and 2019, will see a number of regional, national and international jazz artists bring their original music through the Dust Temple. A fearless creative and visionary space, supporting fearless musical creativity.

Brisbane Jazz drummer, Lachlan Hawkins, has had an interesting career. In 2014, Lachlan was selected as one of six national finalists in the James Morrison Scholarship, and since then, he has been fortunate to work with some of Australia's most accomplished musicians and ensembles including James Morrison, Steve Newcomb, John Hoffman, Kristin Berardi, Elly Hoyt and the Queensland Pops Orchestra, as well as regular performances nationally with his corporate drumming ensemble "SoundStruck". As an in-demand drummer, Lachlan was content to be a group player until he discovered an unusual new instrument, the handpan.

Shaped something like a mysterious UFO, this instrument was invented in 2001 when a Swiss steel drum tuner was asked to create a steel drum that could be played by hand in a similar way to the Indian ghatam (clay drum). "Can you make a ghatam with notes?" From this the handpan was born. Intrigued by this steel sound sculpture, Lachlan began a new journey as a performing artist, exploring song writing and the beautiful, uplifting sounds of the handpan. To date, Lachlan has shared his original handpan music at venues & events including the Brisbane Jazz Club, Brisbane City Hall, Jugglers Arts Space, Tablelands Folk Festival, PanOz Festival, the 2018 QUBE Effect and the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital.

On Saturday, October 27th Lachlan is coming to the Dust Temple (Currumbin) for the release of his highly-anticipated debut studio album, 'No Enemy Within'. This project, sees Lachlan step away from his comfort zone of the drums to explore his own voice as a songwriter together with the meditative sounds of the handpan. With the handpan still growing as an artform, the album invites listeners to experience a sound that has been explored very little in this part of the world.

The healing tones of the instrument are the centrepiece of this recording; however, the uplifting messages of the album—and themes of family, self-acceptance, presence and loss—have been brought to life by some of Australia's finest young musicians including New York-based vocalist Olivia Chindamo and Jo Davie, a rising star in the national folk landscape. The recording process itself was a 3-year collaboration with renowned Brisbane producer Steve Thornely (Georgia Mae, Christian Patey, Isabel). Together, they crafted new ways of recording this rare instrument and created an accessible collection of music that appeals to people from all walks of life and musical tastes—particularly folk and world music lovers, jazz enthusiasts and supporters of sound healing and meditation-like soundscapes.

'No Enemy Within' will be launched at the Dust Temple as the first event in their Jazz Series. Jazz Series @ Dust Temple, presented by Dust Temple and Artemus Events, will see regional, national and international jazz artists bringing their creative musical expression to Gold Coast audiences over the coming months.

Tickets for this very special show can be purchased online through Artemus Events or purchased at the door, however bookings are recommended.