ALEXIS TAYLOR (HOT CHIP) only Sydney Show. With Special Guest Sophie Hutchings
Hot Chip front man Alexis Taylor pares everything back to just piano and voice for an intimate live performance of new songs, reinterpretations of his own writing, and a selection of favourites both well-known and unheard before by other artists.
"Alexis Taylor is blessed with a lovely voice: tuneful, emotive and appealingly unforced. So it's a pleasure to hear that voice accompanied only by the simplest piano lines on Piano." - The Times
Alexis says: "The idea with this record was to choose songs of my own and others' that were personal to me and to document live performances which were intimate and unadorned. I wanted to reduce everything to the barest elements, record a great piano well and do as little as possible to the recordings eq or effectswise. The mood created on the record is pretty different from that on other records I have been involved with. It feels like a special place to be able to go to."
"These songs are tactile, human and weaved with themes that transcend belief." - DIY
"There's something almost voyeuristic about listening to this poignant album from Hot Chip frontman ... Taylor's sweet, fragile voice is centre stage." - Mixmag
In March this year, Alexis released Listen With(out) Piano, a companion album to his 2016 record Piano, which can be played on their own, or at the same time as the songs on Piano, to create a brand new listening experience. The album features the work of eleven of Alexis's favourite musicians, handpicked to create new tracks designed to work in response to the songs on Piano, the third solo album by the Hot Chip frontman. Though the record can be synced with the original Piano recordings by playing both albums on two devices simultaneously, the tracks on Listen With(out) Piano can be also be enjoyed as original songs on their own merits.
As well as Hot Chip's six studio albums the band has released a wealth of material scattered across EPs, stand-alone singles, compilation exclusives, remixes, and covers.
Thus far Alexis has released two LPs and an EP under his own name, as well as three further albums of material performed with the semi-improvisational About Group. Additionally, Alexis has crafted side projects such as Booji Boy High and collaborated with Peter Gabriel, Will Oldham, David Byrne among many others.
Special Guest: SOPHIE HUTCHINGS.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
DOORS OPEN AT 7.00PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 8.30PM
Sophie Hutchings 8:00pm - 8:40pm
Alexis Taylor 9pm - 10:15pm
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
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.
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.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.