27 Jan, 2016

Adelaide Town Hall – One Night Only Fringe Line-Up Unveiled

Live music will be a focus as The Adelaide Town Hall becomes a Fringe venue for five nights only with its One Night Only series. One Night Only showcases a different performance each night from 22 – 26 February 2016. The program is part of Councils strong commitment to live music in Adelaide and is funded through City of Adelaide’s Live Music Action Plan 2014 – 2016.

One Night Only provides local bands and musicians with the opportunity to perform at one of Adelaide’s finest examples of high Victorian architecture, the Banqueting Room at the Adelaide Town Hall.
Bands, musicians and performers were chosen through an expression of interest process and the resulting program line-up provides a broad range of entertainment from folk to blues to classical and there’s even a tribute to Paul Kelly.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese is looking forward to attending some of the performances and views it as another step in achieving the outcomes outlined in the Live Music Action Plan.

“Late last year Adelaide was named a UNESCO Music City of the World, which is a great accolade and really puts us on the map in terms of creativity,” said Martin.

“Initiatives such as one night only, really do give performers a chance to showcase their works, and audiences the opportunity to experiences some real, live local talent, all within the walls of the historic Adelaide Town Hall.

“Adelaide has a long history of creative people and other trail blazers and I am proud to be part of this initiative. After all, cultural cities are great places to visit, live and work and Adelaide is already a very attractive prospect for musicians and music lovers,” he said.

Initiatives from the Live Music Action Plan already underway in the city to support live music, share knowledge on a global scale and cultivate innovation include the most recent additions:

  • the NXTGIG app which will appear over the coming weeks and provide a free search service for people wanting to find venues for live entertainment around Adelaide. Musicians, entertainers, venue owners etc can all access the app
  • Paste Up Wall, just down Rundle Street on the side of the Exeter Hotel where musicians, entertainers and industry can post posters and information on the music and entertainment industry including advertising up-coming events free of charge
  • Rehearsal space in the Meeting Hall behind the ACC where musicians and performers can book the space on Monday evenings for up to three hours at no cost

“Live music is an important part of creating a vibrant, liveable city and made strong contributions to economic development and One Night Only is another example of where Council is making this happen,” said Martin.
The Adelaide Town Hall will also host the Sammy D Comedy Gala on 28 February and Garage International will be staged in the Town Hall Meeting Hall for the entire Adelaide Fringe, check the Fringe Guide for details.
One Night Only performances start at 8pm with the bar open from 7pm and tickets available through FringeTIX. For more information go to adelaidetownhall.com.au


Monday Night - Bonnie lee Galea will open the series with her eclectic performance with back-up band titled ‘You Must Remember This’. This performance is a Hollywood Ball style show where the audience gets to be a part of the glamour by putting on their best gowns/suits, jewellery & dress like they are on the red carpet and sing along and dance to the old classic Hollywood hits.

Tuesday Night - Hannah Yates is a 21 year old singer songwriter born and raised in Adelaide's North, with a style that interweaves folk and soul. She writes songs about the world around her, including pieces in honour of the Stolen Generation. Her music encompasses floating vocal melodies accompanied by her nylon strung guitar, auto harp or cello, and will leave you with the lingering feeling of sweet agony at the end of the evening.

Wednesday Night -The BordererS are an SA based Folk, Rock, Roots band who spend most of their time travelling around Australia. The BordererS will launch their new Cd / DVD “Caledonia Man” on Wednesday 24 February. The BordererS have been promoting their own concerts around the world for 21 years. The BordererS were voted Best Band and Best New Album at the South Australian music awards in 2012 plus they have won many more awards for songwriting around the world.

Thursday Night - 'Piano Illuminato' a unique fusion of beautiful contemporary solo piano music with a classical influence and dynamic visual art will light up the Town Hall’s stage on Thursday 25 February. In collaboration with Zero, one of Illuminart's animators & visual artists, Rich Batsford presents an engaging, beautiful and uplifting audio/visual journey featuring both original music and delightful selections from perhaps the world’s most famous pianist composer, Ludovico Einaudi. See the Music!

Friday Night - ‘Dumb things’ - A tribute to Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly is one of Australia's finest and most highly celebrated songwriters of all time. His music has touched the hearts of Australians since he began his musical career in the 1970's. Having been born in Adelaide, Paul Kelly has gone on to inspire a new generation of songwriters in his hometown. His tales of Australian life continue to inspire and draw admiration from even the trendiest of hipsters. Now experience Paul Kelly's best works being performed in the most intimate of environments. With a band consisting of some of Adelaide's finest musicians and song-writers including Kaurna Cronin, Banjo Jackson, Dom Symes, Jimmy Meegan, Nick Bastiras, Delia Obst and Kevin van der Zwaag; this will not be just another tribute show.

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