Top Shelf Productions presents
FOURPLAY + CIRCLE OF RHYTHM Tickets
9:00pm, Fri 25 May, 2012
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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Two of Australia's most innovative instrumental acts come together for a night of virtuosic music.
FourPlay String Quartet defy convention and stereotyping. As much a band as a string quartet, they blur the boundaries between styles and genres while maintaining their own original and true sound. FourPlay write their own original compositions inspired by rock, pop, post-rock, neo-classical, jazz, klezmer, swing, folk-tronica, hip hop and more. They also perform covers by a diverse array of bands; from The Strokes and Radiohead to Charles Mingus, Robert Johnson and many, many moreno musical stone is left unturned.
FourPlay shot to prominence in Australia and Europe in the very late 90s as a unique musical phenomenon an indie rock band that just happened to be a string quartet! They achieved fame and (somewhat) fortune by establishing a blueprint for the DIY ethos with a rather punk attitude for people who had originally met through playing in orchestras. As no distributor was interested, they self distributed from the floor of their managers office, selling their first 1,000 CDs in three weeks and continuing on to be the first indie band to sell their CDs, in bulk, direct to the major chainstores of that time. FourPlay have toured internationally and released three studio albums, a remix album and a trilogy of mini CDs.
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CIRCLE OF RHYTHM
The Circle of Rhythm is a collaboration between three of Australias most well respected, virtuosic and unique percussionists Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh and Ben Walsh, known individually and collectively through their work in groups such as; Taikoz, The Bird, Utungan Percussion, Skin, Pablo Percusso, Dha and many more. After ten years of defining and redefining what Australian drumming can offer the world they have formed a percussion trio with a difference, rich in culture from the various styles all three dynamic performers have spent their lives exploring. The Circle of Rhythm is a truly individual rhythmic collaboration.
Expect a powerhouse of razor-sharp, precision beats and drumming of the highest order delivered in a humorous and relaxed Australian approach.
Gen. admission Standing: $18+ booking fee presale (purchase online at the bottom of this page)
Concession presale (Standing): $15 + bf
At the door if available: $25
Dinner & Show tickets: $72.80 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)
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 AROUND 9.15PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
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.