Wasted Wanderers, Max Savage & The False Idols, Conchillia
Come and see off 2015 with three of Adelaide's finest bands for one huge party at Jive on Friday 18th December.
Emerging from one of Adelaide's most charming venues, Wasted Wanderers have already achieved a huge amount in a very short time. Formed on the stage of The Grace Emily early 2014 and fronted by one of South Australia's most talented musicians and songwriters, Dusty Lee Stephensen, the trio have released their debut EP 'God Damn Anything', played several headline shows around SA and the East Coast, packed out a month long residency at The Grace Emily, sold out their EP launch at Jive and been a major support for Mia Dyson, Donavon Frankenreiter, Russell Morris and many others. In 2014 they won 'best roots' at the ARBA awards (Australian Roots and Blues Association).
MAX SAVAGE & THE FALSE IDOLS
Max Savage blends mystic lyricism with rock and roll swagger to create a live show that moves effortlessly between country, blues and soul. Evoking landscape, memory and a sense of the profound, his songs are filled with tenderness, heartache and the bitterness of loss.
Savage was born in South Australia and started playing music as soon as he could stand. He began performing with the False Idols in 2011 and has been touring constantly since. He's taken his songs to every corner of the great Australian landscape in the interim and notched up an astonishing number of live shows.
While the music sits is informed by a healthy respect of folk and Americana traditions the songs are bound inexorably to the Australian landscape and culture and sit amongst the lyrical tradition of Paul Kelly and the Go-Betweens. It's a live experience that is explosive, breathtaking and utterly unique.
Drawing from a whole world of inspiration, Conchillia creates a new sound, pulsing with vibrancy and vitality. Take a pinch of French cabaret and dress it in bright pop melodies, add the bittersweet mournful cry of trombone beside the sunny smile of ukulele and vocal harmonies, underpin it with a samba beat, then a shuffle, then a proud march. It's unpredictable, delightful - a unique blend that comes from the sound of travelling, the influx of different cultures, rhythms, people and sounds.
Conchillia is the sum of diverse musical talent - Jes D'Cruz on vocals and ukulele, Miles Sly on drums, Kiah Gossner on bass, Rowan Haring on saxophone and Tom Kneebone on lead guitar - striving for a fresh recipe rather than retracing familiar ground. Shimmering with creativity and luscious, tuneful appeal, Conchillia proudly presents something new for those old ears of yours.