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Monsoon Session - "Acoustic Storm"

8pm Friday 15 April 2005

Darwin Entertainment Centre - Mitchell Street


Music NT & Darwin Entertainment Centre Present


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.

Acoustic 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 set.

“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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