Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

July 18, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Sound Lounge, July 13 With Marc Hannaford soon off to New York indefinitely here was a last chance for Sydneysiders to hear this exceptional Melbourne band in its current guise. Hannaford is among the most versatile, distinctive, imaginative and musically well-read of all Australian jazz pianists. Combining his questing mind…

July 16, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Blue Beat, July 12 Where George Harrison’s guitar gently wept, Reg Mombassa’s gnashes its teeth. The one he uses for playing slide is bright red: the colour of habanero chillies, war wounds and prostitutes’ lipstick. It howls and shrieks, protests and laments, and yet all the time is slyly celebrating,…

July 10, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Slide, July 4 Bernadette Robinson’s star turn in the one-woman musical play, Songs For Nobodies (penned by Joanna Murray-Smith) was a hard act to follow. What to do next when you have inhabited the lives and conjured the voices of Judi Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria…