From 7:00pm14th Aug

John Malcolm and Karl S Williams

A double-bill of two of the most starting musicians in the country and an intoxicating journey through instrumental mastery, great songs, transcendent vocals and all the layers of human emotion and experience………

John Malcolm & Karl S. Williams. Who could want for a better evening of music!


John Malcolm is a Brisbane institution and the inspiration that underpins much of the musicianship and gig culture of Brisbane. Everyone went to John Malcolm gigs…. at The Embassy, The Story Bridge Hotel, The Treasury….. and the list goes on and on. His musicality and musicianship is legendary. His mastery of the guitar, second to none. And his voice can put you on the floor. He is the elder statesman!

We welcome John Malcolm to Dust Temple for the first time. This will be a very special treat! A nostalgic journey back to the days of the great singer songwriter & prolific gig musicians.


Karl S. Williams is one of the most loved musicians on the Gold Coast. A true artist: multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, visual artist and poet. An artist that you never saw coming! A genre defying and multifaceted musician, with a voice that takes your breath away, for whom music is a vocation and the solution is, TO LOVE MORE.

Karl’s music is steeped in the swamp water of the cane country of Northern NSW, the landscape of his childhood. His songs are a distillation of life, love and the human condition. Timeless and deeply rooted in tradition, yet ever conversant with the present. As a performer, he is at once beautifully vulnerable and transcendent, but what makes Karl truly remarkable, is that he is unafraid. With complete humility, he wears his heart on his sleeve, he speaks universal truths and he traverses boundaries. This is blues, roots, folk and rock .. and Americana, if you will … but not at as you know it. A Karl S. Williams performance is frequently referred to as a visceral and ‘spiritual experience’, leaving an audience slightly altered in the best way possible.

So good it might even save your life. Noel Mengel, review of Karl S Williams’s debut album Heartwood [2014].


Please note that tickets for this event are available ONLINE ONLY and will be, at this stage, strictly limited to 50 patrons. This event will be run in accordance with all of the COVID-safe and social distancing guidelines, to ensure the health and well-being of our patrons, our staff and our performers. If guidelines allow, further tickets may be released at a later date.

Patrons who have purchased tickets and for any reason are feeling unwell, are asked not to attend the event. In this instance, please SMS Kacey on 0415 220 410. Tickets will be refunded or transferred to an alternate gig of your choice.

We THANK YOU – most sincerely – for your patience and understanding over this time, as we resume live concerts and performance, al-be-it, under very strange and difficult circumstances. BUT …. we are vey excited! We have all been very patient and we cannot wait to welcome you back to Dust Temple for this intimate and very special event.