at Wonthaggi Band Room
Thursday, 22 September 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM + Add to calendar22/09/2016 19:0022/09/2016 21:30Australia/SydneyOliver Downes - 'Ultraviolet' album launch, WonthaggiOliver Downes - 'Ultraviolet' album launch, Wonthaggi Thursday, 22 September 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Oliver Downes email@example.com Address Wonthaggi Band Room 29 Billson Street Wonthaggi Bass Coast 3995 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/41809/oliver_downes__ultraviolet_album_launch_wonthaggi.aspxWonthaggi Band Room
29 Billson Street
Wonthaggi Bass Coast 3995
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Oliver Downes - Ultraviolet
Singer-songwriter Oliver Downes is thrilled to launch his debut album ‘Ultraviolet’, with an intimate evening of acoustic song. Oliver blends intricate, percussive piano playing with soaring, hummable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.
Recorded following a hugely successful Pozible campaign, ‘Ultraviolet’ is a lush cut of richly orchestrated chamber pop, featuring the talents of Oliver’s sister, Holly Downes (double bass) and Chris Stone (violin) of art-folk trio The String Contingent, who will join him in Wonthaggi.
Traversing territory reminiscent of artists as diverse as Ben Caplan, Radiohead or The Dirty Three, ‘ultraviolet’ offers a rich blend of dreamy ballads and exhilaratingly kinetic acoustic pop, charting a musical passage through the darkness into the light.
‘[Downes’] compositions and arrangements create nebulous, ethereal soundscapes, deftly woven by the tensile orchestration… Give your mind permission to wander' (The Music).
Jake is an Australian-born musician whose style of performing is no-doubt eccentric. Rhodes piano is always an essential sound for Jake, imitating colours from the Herbie Hancock era, but his out-of-box thinking always lends itself to some interesting avant-garde compositions on his main instrument, the piano. He has worked as an assistant live sound engineer, recording engineer, teacher, and mixer, and will present a set of modern jazz compositions.