GLENN CARDIER AND THE SIDESHOW Tickets
9:30pm, Wed 20 January, 2010
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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'...Cardier is our finest contemporary singer-songwriter BAR NONE...' - Rhythms Magazine. '...some of the finest songwriting this country has produced' - Sydney Morning Herald. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Glenn Cardier and his crack band the Sideshow perform highlights from his critically acclaimed 'Rattle The Cage', 'House Of Mirrors' and 'Exiles From Eden' CDs. His latest 2 disc (DVD-CD) release 'Live At Lizottes' captures Glenn Cardier and the Sideshow in full flight and this remarkable performance was immediately aired on Fox's Ovation Channel, drawing excellent ratings for this once-reclusive artist. His appearance at the Basement will also feature rarely-performed songs from Cardier's early career, his Sunbury years, his tours with Frank Zappa, Spike Milligan and Fairport Convention.
"Since the 70s, Australian singer-songwriter Glenn Cardiers enigmatic and compelling songs, described recently as journeys through moods of melancholy and joy, freedom and confinement, and hope and despair have enchanted audiences from Londons Marquee to the Sydney Opera House and Byron Bay Blues Festival. His performances are a sweep across a musical terrain that could only be his own one full of twists, turns and textures. This seasoned songsmith deftly blends a growling rockabilly whomper-stomper sound with delicate insight and quirky irreverence." (Glenn A. Baker)
The Weekend Australian has hailed his 'mellifluous timbre and his wry observant rhythms' and the inescapable fact that 'he can get gruff with the blues but hasn't lost his silken acoustic touch,' and as Rhythms magazine's Keith Glass has insisted, Glenn 'should be trumpeted as one of our finest, an original and a craftsman of the first order' - an assertion well evidenced in his dynamic and atmospheric performances with the Sideshow.
Gen. admission Standing: $20 + booking fee
(purchase online at the bottom of this page)
Dinner & Show tickets: $68.80 per person
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and a 2 course meal (entree & main, 4 choices for each). Dinner & Show tickets are only available by phone.
Call the Basement Box Office to book on (612) 9251 2797 (Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm)
ALL PATRONS MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 18
ONCE PURCHASED, TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE
(Applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. [All quoted prices include tax].
Restaurant Opening times: Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm. Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm
Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.
Dress: Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM, MUSIC STARTS AROUND 9.30PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED UNDER THE DATE ABOVE.