From 6:00pm6th Jul

Emily Rose and the Wild Things with special guest Shenzo Gregorio

Emily-Rose and the Wild Things

In a world which dances between jazz, folk, songwriter and experimental, one finds lyrics of weight and beauty, underpinned by profound but constantly fresh acoustic and electric worlds.

Headed by acclaimed Sydney songstress and keys player Emily-Rose Sarkova, her full band will be presenting songs from their debut album ‘Upon These Open Skins’, which has been compared to sounds as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Hiatus Kaiyote, Sam Amidon and Dirty Projectors.

From performing classical piano in French cathedrals, klezmer accordion across Poland, tango in Buenos Aires and funk keyboards and synths at the infamous Pineapple Lounge, Woodfordia, there isn’t much music Emily-Rose hasn’t explored. You may know her from ARIA nominated group Chaika, soft songwriting duo Little Clouds or improvising solo piano as ‘Slow Streams’.

Shenzo Gregorio

Violinist, Guitarist, Bassist, Composer, Improviser and Event Creator, Shenzo keeps on creating wherever the opportunity aligns. Based in the Scenic Rim Gold Coast Hinterland region, Shenzo has been touring Australia and parts of the world consistently since graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1997. A 23 year continuous performing journey has seen him play in places like New Yorks ‘Carnegie Hall’ (with ‘FourPlay String Quartet and Author Neil Gaiman) to Circus festivals in Europe/Canada/USA or his own event creations like the 40 hour Jammin fundraising music festival. Shenzo continues to perform with various ensembles but most impressive of those is his solo act which showcases his unique talents as a multi-instrumentalist, effortlessly weaving between Guitar, Bass and Violin across a number of Styles – Gypsy Jazz, Bossa Nova, Cuban, Classical, Blues, Popular.

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