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Even More Amazing Sideshows Just Announced!

Catch Rickie Lee Jones, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Jake Shimabukuro and the amazing Booker T!

PLUS we announce a Brisbane show for Bonnie Raitt
AND due to overwhelming demand – another date for Patti Smith!
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BOOKER T PRESENTS THE STAX RECORDS REVUE

it was not hard to locate the magic on stage. Booker T. – Stax Revue lifted off the night with their soul blazing musical cast and did not disappoint with a rousing performance of his classic hit “Green Onions”.”allmusictelevision.net

A rare opportunity to enjoy the classic Stax Records repertoire as performed by the man who wrote so many of the songs; the one and only Booker T!

Honouring some of the greatest soul classics from the legendary Stax Records label; Booker T. performs  with his band, a horn section and singers to deliver such hits as ‘Green Onions’ (Booker T. & the MG’s), ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ (Otis Redding), ‘Mr Big Stuff’ (Jean Knight), ‘Gee Whiz’ (Carla Thomas),‘Respect’ (Otis Redding/ Aretha Franklin), ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’ (Albert King), ‘Time Is Tight’ (Booker T. & the MG’s), ‘Hold On I’m Comin’ (Sam & Dave) and ‘When Something Is Wrong With My Baby’ (Sam & Dave).

RICKIE LEE JONES

“This was one of those nights when live music becomes really live, when the bond between performer and audience pushes everyone further than expected.”Telegraph.co.uk
Dubbed the “Duchess of Coolsville” by Time magazine, Rickie Lee Jones‘ hits Chuck E’s in Love andYoung Blood topped the charts and helped to define the boho rock sound of the late 70s. She will bring her distinct mix of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as ‘confessional’ performances to intimate performances in April.

GREGORY PORTER

It’s the combination of that massively authoritative voice and the touchingly confessional nature of his songs that has proved irresistible.”telegraph.co.uk
Gregory Porter, the Grammy winning Jazz, soul, and gospel singer, will return to Australia after two sell-out dates in his first ever Australian tour!

It is this passion and dedication that has led Gregory Porter to sign with Blue Note Records, collaborating with renowned musicians including Van Morrison and Stevie Wonder, building and broadening his audience of music lovers internationally.

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LAURA MVULA

“The singer’s baroque soul, now shot through with heartache, has never sounded quite so polished and concise”theguardian.com
As one of the most exciting musical talents to come out of the UK, Laura Mvula has been
nominated for the Mercury Prize, BBC Sound poll, the BRITs Critics Choice Award, two BRIT
Awards in 2014 (British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act); winning an incredible
two MOBO’s in 2013 (Best Female and Best R&B/Soul).

The classically  trained vocalist and soul singer-songwriter – who has been compared to the likes of Nina Simone – caught the attention of her musical heroes Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Prince whilst performing at the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

JAKE SHIMABUKURO

“One of the hottest axemen of the past few years doesn’t actually play guitar.” –Rolling Stone
Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake Shimabukuro’s performances incorporate elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangement to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, and The Beatles ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’.

Topping The US Billboard’s World Music Chart numerous times; Jake Shimabukuro’s music has truly redefined  ukulele for the 21st century.

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ADELAIDE The Gov – Sunday 9th April
MELBOURNE Recital Centre – Monday 10th April
SYDNEY – The Factory – Wednesday 12th April
BRISBANE – The Powerhouse – Thursday 13th April

EVEN MORE SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND PERFORM HORSES
Third Melbourne Date Added!

Celebrating the seminal album Horses, Patti Smith and her band are returning to Australia for the first time in 8 years to perform the landmark recording, along with several time-honoured favourites.

SYDNEY State Theatre – Sunday April 9th
SYDNEY State Theatre – Monday April 10th
MELBOURNE Hamer Hall – Sunday 16th April
MELBOURNE Hamer Hall – Monday 17th April

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MELBOURNE State Theatre – Tuesday 18th April

“Horses and its shamanistic punk poet siren are undiminished 40 years on” – theartsdesk.com

BONNIE RAITT
Brisbane Show Announced

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt is more than a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter. She has become an institution in American Music.

SYDNEY State Theatre – Friday 7th April
CANBERRA Theatre Centre – Saturday 8th April
MELBOURNE Hamer Hall – Monday 10th April

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BRISBANE QPAC – Wednesday 12th April

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