ARIA Week Presents
Warner Music presents: Any **** Can Have A Showcase ft. Thelma Plum, JONES Jnr., Jesse Davidson + Pilerats DJs
Here at Warners Australia we understand the state of affairs. We know your usual Monday night is filled with HBO and Q&A rage. Cancel your regular programming though, we have something superior to offer you. Three diverse sets from Australian musicians Thelma Plum, JONES Jnr., Jesse Davidson and DJ sets from the Pilerats gents who are famous for being good sorts and having great taste etc.
"What will we eat though!?", I hear you ask... We'll ply you with Goodgod's famous Lev Dogs courtesy of The Dip. Dream big friends, dream big. Come, drink your fill, appreciate some several talented musical types and wake up Tuesday morning wishing you didn't have a headache but stoked at the process through which you received it.
We're opening our ARIA showcase to all because let's be honest here: Any **** can have a showcase. Party on Wayne.
Thelma Plum: 'Rosie' is the debut EP from a young singer-songwriter from Brisbane who has cast a spell on all in her path in the past twelve months. Led off by the irreverent, sunny burst of self-assertion 'Around Here' as heard on high rotation on Triple J, the six song EP rewards months of anticipation for the musically muted, lyrically forthright style that's made Thelma Plum such a compelling new voice. The homemade demo of 'Father Said' secured a Triple J Unearthed win and her finalist nomination in the J Awards in 2012. With her exquisite acoustic set Thelma has opened national tours for Bob Evans and Emma Louise and sought after for festival slots at Bleach*, St Kilda, Woodford Folk Festivals and jam packed her tent at Bluesfest in April.
JONES Jnr.: JONES Jnr. is Ev Jones and Morgan Jones (no relation), the Sydney duo set to take Australia by storm off the back of their successful endeavours in some of the city's most exciting bands like Thundamentals and Rumpunch. With Evan's daunting range perfectly complimenting Morgan's breadth of beats, JONES Jnr. runs a gamut of Soul, from head nodding Memphis style to contemporary weirdos like Gnarls Barkely, all of which can be found on their debut mixtape 'The Soul Tape.' which was then followed up with the internet sensation 'Soultape 2'. They duo are working on their debut record presently which is due for release in 2014.
Jesse Davidson: At the tender age of 17, Jesse Davidson is already creating extraordinary amounts of hype for himself. As one of triple j's Unearthed High finalists of 2012, many were quick to draw comparisons with Grizzly Bear, Jeff Buckley, James Blake and Chet Faker - illustrious company indeed. Though he didn't win that competition, the wheels were set in motion, and by the end of the year Jesse's tracks were receiving airplay on triple j and XFM in the UK as well as on popular tv show, Offspring. With his EP out in early 2014, watch this space very, very closely.
In 2012 ARIA celebrated its very first ARIA Week - a week-long program of gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney in celebration of Australian music in the lead-up to the Annual ARIA Awards. It was deemed such a success, by industry and fans alike, that ARIA Week is back bigger and better in 2013.
Presented in partnership with Destination NSW, ARIA Week will see Sydney abuzz with the very best new artists and ground-breaking music industry conferences, showcasing the wealth of talent and opportunity the Australian music scene has to offer.
From the discovery of new and unearthed talent to exploring the world of Electronic Music, Hip Hop and Dance, to the recognition of Australia's best bands and artists, ARIA Week will celebrate all that encapsulates Australian Music.