TOP SHELF PRESENTS:
ZOE KEATING (USA) + RAVEN
7:30pm, Fri 15th March, 2013
The Basement, NSW
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Zoe Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music.
Zoe is known for both her use of technology - which she uses to sample her cello onstage - and for her DIY ethic, which has resulted in the sale of over 45,000 copies of her self-released albums and a garnered a devoted social media following.
Zoe's grassroots, label-less approach has garnered her much public attention and press. She speaks regularly on artist-empowerment, sustainable careers and the concept of artist-as-entrepreneur and has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Zoe spent much of 2011 touring across the world, young baby in tow, to support her latest album, Into the Trees, which spent 49 weeks on the Billboard classical charts, peaking at #7. Her first self-produced album One Cello x 16: Natoma spent time on iTunes as both No.1 on the classical chart and No.2 on the electronica chart and now both her albums are released in Australia through independent label Instrumental Recordings.
Over the years, Zoe has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Imogen Heap, Amanda Palmer, Tears for Fears, DJ Shadow, John Vanderslice, Rasputina, Pomplamoose and Paolo Nutini. She is a regular collaborator with WNYC's Radiolab and is also known for her work in film and dance. Commissions include music for the San Francisco MOMA and soundtracks for the films Ghost Bird, The Devil's Chair and Frozen Angels.
As an avid appreciator of independent artistry and the innovative and fresh perspective, Zoe makes an effort to reach audiences wherever they are and her shows are inspiring, uplifting and truly out of this world and something not to be missed.
"...a distinctive mix of old and new -- layers of sound, that feel more like orchestrations than a solo instrument. " - National Public Radio
"Swoon-inducing. Like taking a triple-shot of Absinthe before stepping outside of the bar just in time to see the sun exploding." -SF Weekly
"... uses live looping to transform solo performances into multipart masterpieces." - Electronic Musician
"...sublime minimalist music with a pop sensibility" - San Francisco Weekly
"Keating's solo album, One Cello x 16, is elegantly haunting as it gracefully walks the line between ambient and neo-classical forms." - Portland Mercury
Artist website: www.zoekeating.com
Gen. admission Standing: $22+ booking fee pre-sale
(purchase online at the bottom of this page)
At the door if available: $27
Dinner & Show tickets: $76.80 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 (02) 9251 2797
(Mon-Fri 10am - 5:00pm)
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.30PM
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night. Additionally dinner and show tickets may also be available. Please ring the club on (02) 9251 2797
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).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
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.