From 7:00pm25th Feb

Monique Clare – Sight – debut album tour

Harnessing the cathartic lyricism of Björk and the string-fuelled power of Crooked Still, Brisbane-born cellist and songwriter Monique Clare is launching her debut album with an Australian tour. ‘Sight’, which tracks a journey through trauma and pain to beauty and love, debuted at #11 on the AIR independent charts, was featured in ABC’s The Music Show and was described as “laudable” by Listening Through The Lens.  She kicked off her Australian tour at Queenscliff Music Festival and Lefty’s Music Hall.

Monique Clare carves out a musical landscape to get lost in: driving rhythms collide with intricate cello lines, while heart-tugging harmonies are woven through compelling vocals. Raised by classical musicians, steeped in folk tradition and influenced by alt-pop, her live show is therapeutic, mesmerising and offbeat. Monique’s intrepid nature has seen her teach cello in war-torn Afghanistan, lead groups up a dark mountainside for sunrise concerts, tour internationally with The Maes and jump on stage to play with world-class artists from Kate Miller-Heidke to Eminem. After spending 2021 crafting and releasing international collaborations through Global Music Match and Folk Music Canada and performing at the World Expo in Dubai, her long anticipated debut album ‘Sight’ was released in 2022.

Support Act: Alice Night Alice Night is a candid singer-songwriter and performer likely to make you laugh, cry or both. She delivers soul-stirring, emotional songs alongside entertaining off the cuff banter. Alice offers her audiences an oasis for feelings and contemplation, while sharing her intimate stories through song. Her new album Wild Ivy is out soon.

Doors 7pm – Music 8pm Bothy Bar and Dust Temple Kitchen Open from 5pm

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