Twilight at Taronga presents
Paul Dempsey | supported by Didirri Tickets
6:00pm, Fri 9 February, 2018
Taronga Zoo, NSW
Singer-songwriter Paul Dempsey will be performing for the Twilight at Taronga crowd as they enjoy a sunset picnic in the stunning harbourside setting, following the release of his second solo album Strange Loop.
An eclectic yet incisive album, Strange Loop is made up of 11 tracks that enclose surreptitious dry wit, the irregularity of the everyday, and the pathos of longing in a mix of magic hour melodies, striking instrumentation, and tenderly charged vocals.
Strange Loop is the sound of expanding musical horizons: of guitarmonies colliding with baritone sax; relentlessly driving rhythms and pianos being pounded; whispered vocals and reckless yelps; abandonment and containment; Queen and Kraftwerk; a room full of guitars and a notepad full ideas. For those who fell in love with the folk-tinged beauty and intelligence of his first solo album, Everything is True, Strange Loop reveals a super-charged Dempsey; his voice more potent and powerful than ever, his stories and characters magnified, his instrumentation more adventurous and playful.
After the release of first single, the exciting and combustible Morningless, the album debuted top 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart in May 2016 and received incredible reviews. Second single, Idiot Oracle showed a more gentle folk tinged side of the album while Blindspot offered a sardonic take on pop psychology and a skewering of the cult of self-help.
Following a sold out national tour, solo regional tour, London shows, and festival performances in India, Strange Loop has been released throughout Europe where Paul has since toured.
Paul Dempsey will be supported by Melbourne native, Didirri. Described as a 'sombre folk dandy' from Warrnambool, his close to chest songwriting hints at unrepentant regret, a detail keenly observed by someone who has not yet been numbed by life. When performing, his uninhibited lyrics tug on the raw exposed nerves while the melodies soothe one's heartbreak.
Ticket price includes GST and is subject to an additional 1.95% processing fee and service fee from $4.10 per order.
Children under 4 years are free with paying adult.
All concession & student ticket holders must present valid concession card upon event entry.
Proof of age 18+ must be presented at hamper collection and the bars.
All tickets include return ferry from Circular Quay from 5.15pm; bus transfer from Taronga wharf to Zoo entrance; and post-show buses to Spit Junction, Mosman.
Taronga Zoo is a not for profit organisation. All proceeds from Twilight at Taronga will go towards Taronga's conservation projects.
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