Over four delightful Sundays, Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live in Texas) brings together some of Australia’s best songwriters for an intimate night of new songs, reinvented favourites and spontaneous collaboration.
Seated in a semi-circle, surrounded by lamps, rugs and moody studio-esque vibe, four unique artists go round the group in a game of musical pass the parcel – each sharing a song while the others become the backing band in the live collaboration you didn’t realise you were dreaming of. It’s their first writing session, their first rehearsal and their first gig all at once.
Expect melty magic, potential bangers, absolute clangers and rambunctious chitter-chatter.
DATES & GUEST LINE-UPS: (bios below)
MARCH 31st: R.W. Grace, Fanny Lumsden, & Stu Larsen
APRIL 7th: Tim Rogers (You Am I), Urthboy, & Ben Salter
APRIL 14th: Dan Kelly, Brian Campeau, & Alyx Dennison
APRIL 21st: Paul McDermott & Gatesy (Tripod), Liv Hally (Oh Pep!), & Seja
The HOST: Georgia Mooney is one of Australia’s foremost singer-songwriters. As one quarter of indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live in Texas, she has circumnavigated Australia and the globe multiple times over, collecting an impressive array of awards along the way – including an ARIA and AIR Award for their debut, ‘When We Fall’. Not a group confined by genre, All Our Exes Live in Texas have shared the stage and/or studio with The Backstreet Boys, Midnight Oil, Kesha, Passenger, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Megan Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke, Neil Finn, Boy & Bear, Marlon Williams, Urthboy, Tiny Ruins, St Paul & The Broken Bones and many more. In her own right, Georgia has a reputation as a remarkable solo performer and a sort after session vocalist, recording for television, film and taking part in many musical collaborations. Georgia’s new baby, ‘Supergroup’ (a very millennial name for a child), springs from her love of story-telling songwriters, their ability to have a yarn and the fact they rarely get to do it all together.
Joining Georgia on APRIL 21st:
Paul McDermott and Steven Gates (Tripod) have been friends for 20 years and singing together in private for five years. Best known as the middle-men of two of Australia’s greatest musical-comedy trios, McDermott< (Doug Anthony All Stars) and Gates (Tripod) have been performing their strange hybrid of heartfelt and, at times, whimsical songs all around the country, adding dates in all the Fringe/Folk and Comedy Festivals. “Compellingly beautiful” – Fringe Review, Adelaide
Liv Hally is best known as the front woman of Oh Pep!, a band she’s been touring the world with over the past few tears. Her work has been featured in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, on NPR’s Tiny Desk and the stages of Glastonbury. She has toured with the Mountain Goats, Billy Bragg, Lake Street Dive, National Rateliff, Lord Huron, Valerie June, Martha Wainwright, and more. She sometimes write music for other people and is currently working on a musical in NYC, baby!
Seja started playing music as an integral member of Brisbane synth-punk trio Sekiden. 2007 saw her joining iconic genre-mashers Regurgitator as a full time member, touring throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. An artist constantly wanting to push her own creative boundaries, Seja has lent her synth and singing skills to touring buddies such as SPOD, Dave McCormack (Custard) and Ben Salter as well as creating two solo albums; We Have Secret But Nobody Cares and All Our Wires. Seja was the winner of the Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship in 2013 and hosts Australian music podcast HearSej where she interviews musicians about their artistic process and their strangest show experiences. On the side, Seja creates tiny replicas of analogue synthesizers out of felt under her textile label Pusewidth.
Presented with support from the City of Sydney and APRA AMCOS as part of Giants in Residence 2019
Courtyard bar opens at 5pm for a 6pm start. Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!
Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.