Presented by Giant Dwarf & Georgia Mooney
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By popular demand, Georgia Mooney’s SUPERGROUP series returns to Giant Dwarf this Summer! Now a monthly event, join us at the brand-new music show that everyone’s been talking about.
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23rd, 6:00pm
Featuring: GEORGIA MOONEY, CLARE BOWDITCH, JACK COLWELL, & MURRAY COOK
“Georgia’s a spectacular performer but also an exceedingly generous host. The best combination since Gin and Tonic. Onward Supergroup!” – Tim Rogers
“Beautiful songs, accompanied by great stories with moments of insight and hilarity. All the while effortlessly guided past any potential chaos by our green genie of a host.” – Paul McDermott
The four-part Summer series is packed with iconic talent from all manner of musical and cultural backgrounds. Seated in a semi-circle, the artists go round the group, sharing songs while the others join in beside them. Backed by an incredible house band (comprising Sydney’s best session players and surprise special guests), the result is a unique and spellbinding musical experience.
With Georgia Mooney playing host, audiences are given a rare opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight into songwriting as she interviews some of Australian’s most beloved musicians about their creative process, their inspiration, their stories and the art of the song!
Each night the line-up of the songwriters and house band changes, therefore no two shows are the same. It is an original, intimate, experimental and heartfelt musical experience that fosters and showcases Australian songwriting and connects the people who write songs with the people who love them – in a brand-new way.
Georgia Mooney is one quarter of ARIA winning indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live in Texas, and has circumnavigated the globe multiple times over, captivating the masses and penning songs and stories from every corner. The Exes have received critical acclaim from all directions, picking up a slew of musical trophies, including both the 2017 ARIA and AIR Awards for ‘Blues & Roots Album of the Year’ as well as two consecutive National Live Music Awards for ‘Folk Act of the Year’.
In her own right, Georgia is a remarkable solo artist. Her music brings an old-world timelessness to the modern day. Her voice is at once bold and fragile and her melodies, surprising and transcendent. But Georgia Mooney is a performer constantly adding strings to her bow. Her career in entertainment now extends to include regular stints in radio, podcasting, storytelling and curation. SUPERGROUP combines all of these interests and adds “dazzling host” to the list.
Clare Bowditch is a musician, broadcaster, sometimes actor, speaker, entrepreneur and published author. Somewhat of a slashie you might say. She has won the coveted ARIA Award for Best Female for her music, the Rolling Stone Woman of the Year Award for her contribution to Australian culture and has been nominated for a Logie Award for her role as Rosanna on popular television show “Offspring”. Her first book, a partial memoir entitled “Your Own Kind Of Girl” was released through Allen & Unwin in October 2019.
Murray Cook was a founding member of the phenomenally successful children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles and is currently co-writer, guitarist and producer with The Soul Movers. In their 21 years together, the original Wiggles performed over 7000 concerts, from The Sydney Entertainment Centre to The Hammersmith Odeon to Madison Square Garden. They sold over 7 million CDs and 25 million
videos/DVDs, receiving numerous gold and platinum awards. They received 11 ARIA Awards, including induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2010, they were awarded the Order of Australia for services to children’s entertainment and charity. In 2009, they were awarded Honorary Doctorates
from Macquarie University. In 2012, Murray, Greg and Jeff retired from performing with The Wiggles.
Murray has been playing with The Soul Movers since 2015. In partnership with powerhouse singer, Lizzie Mack, Murray has co-written most of the songs on the two albums they have recorded together for ABC Music, Testify! and Bona Fide. Bona Fide was recorded in 2018 in a number of iconic studios
in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee, including Fame, Muscle Shoals Sound and Sun. The album featured members of the famed session group The Swampers, Spooner Oldham and David Hood.
Jack Colwell‘s music is confessional and dramatic, like his heroes Tori Amos and Patrick Wolf. In the past few years, Jack has established himself as one of Australia’s most compelling new musical voices. His breakout hit “Don’t Cry Those Tears” topped the AMRAP Air It charts and spawned an acclaimed remix by US noise-rockers HEALTH. Jack has played dozens of shows around Australia, including a sold-out headlining appearance at the Sydney Opera House Studio with a string quartet. Colwell leaps back into the spotlight in 2019 with “In My Dreams” and “Weak”, the first two singles from his forthcoming debut album, “Swandream”, produced by legendary Australian singer Sarah Blasko.
Courtyard bar opens an hour before show start. Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!
This show runs for two hours, including interval.
Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.