Category: music

Luisa Miller Review

If you saw the heading and picture and thought that Luisa Miller was a new singer doing a series of concerts, you are forgiven. Really only opera aficionados are familiar with the nineteenth century Italian opera entitled Luisa Miller. And…


Grimes raises the roof at Enmore Theatre

Canadian art pop princess Claire Boucher, AKA Grimes, transformed the grand old Art Deco Enmore Theatre into a packed rave room, all strobe lights and big bass, last night (Wednesday 10 February). In a first-rate set that combined bangers from her…

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings: An ode to simplicity 

Gillian Welch Enmore Theatre, 8 February 2016   Some things are just better in twos: wine and chocolate, coffee and cigarettes, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. It has been almost ten years since since the duo have played in Australia….

Ed Saloman at Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre | photo: Nathan Atkins

Ed Saloman kicks off the Courtyard Sessions

The Seymour Centre’s courtyard was packed last Friday (5 Feb) when a relaxed afterwork crowd gathered to take in a solo show by Louis London frontman, Ed Saloman, at the Courtyard Sessions opening night. The rain that had threatened to fall all…

The Barber of Seville Review

If Rossini were alive today he would surely be thrilled rather than insulted, as some have suggested, to know that his magnum opus, The Barber of Seville, is inextricably linked in the minds of modern audience members with Bugs Bunny….

Beach House brings dream pop to the Opera House

I have been living in Sydney for most of the past decade. During that time, one of the best things that has happened to live music was the opening up of the Sydney Opera House to contemporary music. Traditionally, music…

Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre Sydney

10 Best Things About the Courtyard Sessions: Larry Heath’s Take

Free live music; beers, barbecue and giant vintage games in the sun; brand new bands fresh on the scene: what’s not to love about the Seymour Centre’s Courtyard Sessions? Founded in 2012, the Sessions are a platform for up-and-coming local…

Freestylin’ The Australian Krall

I have a confession to make. A disclaimer. I am a jazz enthusiast, a piano player and a Diana Krall fan from way back. So, heads up that a teeny touch of bias may have managed to seep it’s way…

Electric Gardens Festival

On the Saturday of Australia Day weekend, the peaceful Centennial Parklands were transformed into a rave wonderland for Electric Gardens Festival. The festival hosted a vivacious roster of well renowned international acts. Starting at midday, I arrived promptly to soak…

The Pearlfishers – Most Popular Opera

Perhaps you would be surprised to know that the most popular opera song of all time is not an impressive tenor aria, or a window-cracking soprano solo, or even a romantic tenor-soprano love duet, but in fact a tenor-baritone duet….