COLLABORATE!! LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC & ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Every First Thursday at LazyBones Lounge Marrickville
For the last couple of months music lovers, musicians and music industry peeps have been gathering at 6pm on the first Thursday of the month to collaborate in more ways than one. Calvin Welch and Tim Huang from ihearmusic.com had been running original music showcase nights a couple of years ago at The Basement and Bluebeat. When both venues changed their business models in 2014, Calvin and Tim took their time to find a new home for their nights. The hiatus proved to be a blessing in disguise as they had time to reflect and take in feedback and come up with a new format that seems to have everyone talking.
With lockouts now entrenched in the city, they searched for a location that was conveniently located but still geographically central to the action. LazyBones Lounge Marrickville proved to be the perfect answer. They pitched their idea to owner Craig Pietersen and penciled in six months of first Thursdays as a starter.
Part of their new format includes an hour long Q&A session commencing at 6pm curated by music industry advocate John Wardle from the Live Music Office. Guests for the first two sessions have included Nicholas Pickard from The Copyright Agency, singer songwriter Kate Lush, venue owner and CEO Sydney Fringe Kerri Glasscock, Emily Collins executive officer Music NSW, Ali Flett artist and operator of The Newsagency. The guests reflect on their first hand experiences working in the industry and audience members are invited to ask questions and share their stories. This all takes place in the cosy first floor lounge while the bands are setting up on the top floor.
After the Q&A session guests are ushered upstairs and settle in for a night of musical collaboration. Music starts at 7:30pm and each night features two artists. Each artist performs a one-hour set of their original compositions and at the end of the night they get together and collaborate on a song or two. At the first event in July the legendary Glenn Cardier collaborated with Kate Lush and both artists and their bands had LazyBones going off the hook on a Thursday night. By the second gig in August word had got out and punters came to catch Carrie Lakin collaborating with Arabesk – nobody was disappointed. LazyBones was packed and their famous pizzas were flying out of the kitchen. The live music wraps up by 11:00pm and DJ Raul Pa Nui takes over the decks for those who want to boogie on.
On Thursday September 1, ihearmusic.com will present the third in the current series of COLLABORATE!! Nights. This time featuring a rare Sydney appearance of Kobya, originally from Mozambique – dubbed as the mix master of Roots & Reggae – and the sweet rich edgy vocals of Jo Elms & her band of legendary Sydney musicians. The next Q&A will focus on a topic that is on every musicians lips “Getting Paid…” and this time will be hosted by music all rounder and author Brendan Gallagher.
http://www.ihearmusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/iHearMusicAustralia/ Collaborate July 6 Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb9DHnysctw Collaborate Aug 4 Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHGkTcg7Kl4