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.
FRIDAY JANUARY 24th, 8:00pm
Featuring: MONTAIGNE, ADRIAN EAGLE, GEORGIA MOONEY & TIM MINCHIN
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23rd, 6:00pm
“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.
Tim Minchin is a musician, composer, actor and writer. As a musical-comedian he has toured the UK, US and Australia and has released 5 DVDs, most recently, Tim Minchin Versus the Heritage Orchestra Live at the Royal Albert Hall. He is the composer-lyricist of Matilda the Musical and Groundhog Day The Musical. Screen acting credits include: Friar Tuck – Robin Hood Origins (2018); Atticus Fetch – Californication (Showtime); Smasher Sullivan – The Secret River (ABC) No Activity – Series 1 (Stan). Stage credits: Rosencrantz – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Sydney Theatre Company); Judas Iscariot – Jesus Christ Superstar (2012-13 Arena Tour). Tim wrote music and lyrics for the new 8 part TV series called “Upright” broadcast on FOXTEL in December 2019.
Sydney musician Montaigne (born Jess Cerro), catapulted into stardom straight from high school. A finalist in the Triple J Unearthed High Competition, she waited to finish her HSC before pursuing her music career. Since then she has gone from strength to strength. Her debut album, Glorious Heights saw Montaigne win an ARIA for Best Breakthrough Artist and score a Triple J Feature Album slot while the single Because I Love You registered at No.25 at triple j’s Hottest 100 and is still so popular it is about to go platinum, three years after its release. The album saw Montaigne perform to sell out shows across Australia, as well as choice slots on festivals from Groovin’ the Moo to Woodford Folk Festival, Splendour in the Grass to Field Day, St Kilda Festival to WOMADelaide. Montaigne has followed her 2016 Top 5 debut with an incredibly personal and deeply brilliant record that deals with an ex-boyfriend with a literal Messiah complex, gas lighting, body image, critical loneliness, long distance love, intense self-loathing, being a people pleaser, gaming, sex robots, gender pay imbalance, burn out, environmental issues and a serious health battle. Her lyrics alone signpost that Montaigne is not your average 23 year old. “I didn’t go to Schoolies, I don’t like drinking, I’ve never taken a single drug and I don’t want to,” she says. “I like to go to sleep early, I like meditating, I like reading, I like to focus on politics, I like Dungeons and Dragons.”
Adrian Eagle – After garnering widespread acclaim for his breakout singles 17 Again and the ARIA the nominated A.O.K., as well as his guest appearance on the legendary Hilltop Hoods ARIA Award winning single Clark Griswold and a massive national and international touring schedule, it has been a landmark couple of years for emerging Adelaide bred singer-songwriter Adrian Eagle. Breaking out in early 2018, the stirring 17 Again and it’s inspirational music video find Adrian sharing his journey of overcoming suicidal thoughts and mental health issues after weighing a life-threatening 270kg at seventeen years old. Provocative, aspirational and instantly memorable, the track launched the South Australian native into the Australian music consciousness. With each new song, Adrian is proving that he is a growing voice of change and hope for youth struggling with difficult circumstances and mental issues. A vibrant slice of street gospel, classic rap drums, and his stirring trademark vocal delivery, A.O.K. is an inspiring modern-day anthem reflective of changes in Adrian’s outlook on life after conquering his own demons through the power of music, dignity and mindfulness.
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.