Early Bird Tickets $40 + booking fee (SOLD OUT)
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WINTER JAZZ: KNOWER (USA) [full band]
with special support Sarah Belkner and Dingbats?!
Spearheading a new movement in electronic music and intelligent pop, LA-based KNOWER band represents the best of drummer-producer Louis Cole and singer Genevieve Artadi. Trained jazz musicians creating pop masterpieces in electronica, KNOWER began garnering attention in 2010, with their “hypercognizant, cyberpunk” covers of Daft Punk, Britney Spears, Skrillex, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson on YouTube.
Not only is KNOWER’s electro funk-pop at the very forefront of improvised electronic music, but their unique aesthetic and DIY viral videos have become an international internet phenomenon. On YouTube, their 2017 ‘Overtime (Live Band Sesh)’ got over 3.5 million views in its first week.
KNOWER opened for Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2017, and this will be their first trip to Australia, where they will tour their fourth album Life (2016). Their all-star five-piece for this tour includes expat Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) on keys, Sam Wilkes (bass), Jacob Mann (keys), Louis Cole (drums/vox) and Genevieve Artadi’s iconic hot funk vocal style.
Their live shows take their infectious energy to another level. Michael Jackson’s legendary producer Quincy Jones, an early KNOWER fan, best sums up why you can’t miss them: "KNOWER will be leavin’ y’all on your knees, beggin’ for more.”
"a singular artist" - Rolling Stone "baroque pop gem" - Lachlan Wyllie, FBi Radio
Sarah Belkner’s music lies somewhere between pop, baroque and electronic music. Her 2017 dreamscape indie-pop debut, But You Are, But It Has, was Double J album of the week, and the video for accompanying single ‘Cellophane’ (below) was premiered by Rolling Stone.
The Au Review named Sarah’s live performance one of the Top 8 acts at The Great Escape 2017 (Brighton, UK). She supported Lisa Mitchell on her UK tour, Olympia on her Australian tour, and toured the UK and Europe opening for Sarah Blasko.
Sarah has also been in the producer’s seat for artists including Jack Colwell, Rosie Catalano, Julia Johnson and Brendan Maclean.
Expect catchy, emotional vocal hooks and a rich world of complex, subtle, layered arrangements.
SARAH BELKNER composition, vocals, keyboards MATT KEEGAN baritone clarinet, saxophones
Sarah Belkner performs at 9pm
Three-piece rock set-up DingBats?! play improvised music for the thinking public.
Their music traverses from ambient and dirge-like to bright and hard-hitting, in the shape of thematic improvisations, soundscapes and dense layered grooves.
Think Bill Frisell, Kyuss, Pink Floyd and Battles.
OLIVER THORPE guitar TIM CURNICK bass TULLY RYAN drums