Artbar: Archibald Prize 2013
Celebrating Australian music with some of our best local singers and songwriters
Image: Buffalo Tales
The vocal talents of Emma Pask were spotted by James Morrison during one of his regular visits to high schools when she was just 16. She first sang with his band that night and has been touring with Morrison around Australia and overseas ever since.
Wednesday 27 March 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 27 March 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Reinventing the modern-day troubadour, Brett Winterford has spent the last few years writing songs, travelling the globe and creating a groundbreaking path for folk music, performing unique concerts atop double-decker buses, on river barges and in ancient forts, bedrooms, corner pubs and cafes from Berlin to Brooklyn. From his long-awaited solo debut, The Greenthumb EP, he presents a set of songs inspired by Sydney Long’s painting Pan 1898.
Wednesday 3 April 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 3 April 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Bungarribee is a new Australian ensemble featuring some of the country’s most renowned contemporary musicians/improvisers. Led by Gary Daley (accordion, piano), this band boasts the unique talents of Paul Cutlan (saxophone, clarinet), Ollie Miller (cello) and Tunji Beier (Indian and African percussion). These four musicians are known for forging their own creative paths as performers, composers and band leaders. Bungarribee combines unusual instrumentation and explores radically different musical material in the search for spontaneity and beauty.
Wednesday 10 April 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 10 April 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Buffalo Tales is the new project for Sydney-based singer/songwriter Wes Carr. From his early days fronting Silverchair-offshoot Tambalane to his well-publicised success on reality TV, Wes has well and truly paid his dues, and has already lived several musical lifetimes before reaching the age of 30. Buffalo Tales sees Wes return to his organic singer/songwriter roots.
Wednesday 17 April 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 17 April 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
The Falls are a must-see for lovers of acoustic folk. With their warm and subtle boy-girl harmonies and less-is-more arrangements, The Falls draw inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel and Fleetwood Mac.
Wednesday 24 April 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 24 April 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Zoe and the Buttercups
Bassist Zoe Hauptmann is the guiding light behind this weird and wonderful blend of jazz and bluegrass music. One of Sydney’s busiest musicians, Zoe is back in Sydney after touring Australia with rock royalty Neil Finn and Paul Kelly and spending time in Melbourne’s Spiegeltent with Katie Noonan. For this performance Zoe will be joined by the wonderful Baz Flower on guitar and her brothers Ben and James on banjo and drums.
Wednesday 1 May 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 1 May 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Matt McMahon Trio
Matt McMahon is a multi-award winning pianist and composer. The Matt McMahon Trio, featuring Matt on piano, Simon Barker on drums and Jono Brown on bass, has been together for 17 years. Their music contains echoes of all the music they love from across the spectrum. 'McMahon’s playing is ravishing… the music is as good as any current piano-trio jazz’, John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald.
Wednesday 8 May 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 8 May 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
The critically acclaimed Break your own heart has been dubbed Jack Carty’s most ambitious, eloquent, moving and accomplished release to date. It reached number 8 on the iTunes Australia singer-songwriter chart and number 15 on the Australian Independent Records chart. We can only wait and see what further heights his upcoming release The predictable crisis of modern life will take him to when he returns to Australia. Jack will join us fresh from touring overseas, which included performing at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Wednesday 22 May 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 22 May 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Celebrated for his powerful voice, unique instrumentation, unusual arrangements and organic, left field production, Brian Campeau is no regular singer/songwriter. He has performed and recorded with artists including Angus and Julia Stone, James Blunt, Kate Miller-Heidke and Katie Noonan.
Wednesday 29 May 2013 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday 29 May 2013 7:30pm – 8:30pm