Monsoon Session - "Acoustic Storm"
8pm Friday 15 April 2005
Darwin Entertainment Centre - Mitchell
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Music NT & Darwin Entertainment Centre Present
MONSOON SESSION 'ACOUSTIC STORM'
One of Darwin’s most popular and passionate bands worldfly
will bring a deluge of electrifying rhythms to the Monsoon Sessions in
April. Supported by two rising stars from the desert, Tecoma and the enchanting
Tashka Urban, Worldfly will be presenting their brand new show at the
popular wet season concert series.
Storm is a swirling mixture of beautiful melodies, passionate rhythms
and powerful emotional lyrics presented by some of the NT’s most adventurous
musicians. Joining the worldfly line-up for this special concert are Darwin
Symphony Orchestra Cellist Rebecca Harris creating a backdrop of delicate
rhythms with Mel Ried adding fragile passages of flute to an already eclectic
“Worldfly is all about power and passion,” said frontman
Michael Maher. “It’s emotional, honest music with a distinctive sensual
style,” he said.
Worldfly’s members have performed locally, nationally and
internationally in various bands and over the past fifteen months they’ve
supported such acts as, Pete Murray, Missy Higgins, The Dissociatives,
Grinspoon, Jebediah, The Superjesus and The Living End.
Alice Springs’ finest acoustic act Tecoma makes her Darwin
debut at the Monsoon Sessions adding her jazzy folk lounge sound to the
Acoustic Storm. Her sophisticated song writing and teasing playful delivery
have set her star on a rising trajectory with a with a national distribution
deal for her EP “City Folk” and recent appearances on Triple J.
Tinged with a middle-eastern influence, this street styled
balladeer is taking Missy Higgins into bold new territory. She’s part
of a new breed of contemporary performers in the NT that are about to
make their mark on the national scene.
For Tashka Urban it’s a welcome return to the Monsoon stage
following her knock out performance at last year’s event. This classically
trained pianist exudes a strange magic in her brutally honest lyrical
style as she unabashedly preaches a youthful world view hardened by living
out her teenage years in the dry red centre.
Tashka’s inventive and playful style takes the audience
on a ride from an edgy power funk grunge to serene piano ballads laden
with icy social observations.
“All of the acts have an incredibly strong lyrical focus,”
says Music NT’s Britta Decker. “They tell life stories and they celebrate
the emotions not only through finely crafted lyrics but the passion comes
through their instruments as well,” she said.
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