Secret Sounds presents
KELE OKEREKE Tickets
6:00pm, Fri 30 March, 2018
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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Ditching the chaos of the clubs for the calm of some cosy venues, Kele Okereke announces a string of intimate Australian shows in support of his latest solo album Fatherland.
Produced in response to the birth of his first daughter Savannah and reflecting several significant life changes, Fatherland (Okereke's third solo work after 2010's The Boxer and 2014's Trick) has been met with luminous critical acclaim and will set a reverent tone for these unique performances in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Legendary for dissecting the tumult of modern life through his much-loved back catalogue, the Bloc Party frontman has taken a step back from the bright lights and moved into some more hushed and delicate atmospheres this time around.
A work of rare beauty and contrast, Fatherland sees Okereke guiding us through explorations of new responsibilities, established relationships and cultural identity by employing delicate folk, sumptuous soul and even a touch of cabaret for good measure. Cuts like Streets Been Talkin' and Yemaya recall the work of Joni Mitchell or Elliot Smith in their splendid instrumentation.
While instrumentally a world away from the visceral output of the newly reinvented Bloc Party (their most recent record Hymns was a hit in 2016), the conviction in Okereke's inimitable voice is strong throughout, and remains the reliable focal point that has held audiences in rapture for more than a decade. It seems like there has always been a sense of vulnerability inherent in his work, but this has never been fully realised until now.
Fatherland is a record that begs to be explored in the kind of intimacy that only the stages chosen for these unique dates can provide.
DOORS OPEN AT 7.00PM
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.