Are you looking for date night ideas while being in isolation? Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault are delivering free digital concerts titled Vault Sessions via their Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Vault Sessions will feature Australian musicians Alice Skye, Ziggy Ramo and Cash Savage and the Last Drinks performing on the iconic Hamer Hall stage. This series of all-new free digital concerts were filmed in an empty Hamer Hall auditorium, creating an intimate performance for audiences to stream at home.
This initiative is a culmination of Arts Centre Melbourne’s continued dedication to provide a paid platform for artists and the Australian Music Vault’s drive to support home-grown, Australian music.
Alice Skye | Thursday, 23 July
Ziggy Ramo | Thursday, 30 July
Cash Savage and the Last Drinks | Thursday, 6 August
Singer-songwriter Alice Skye, a proud Wergaia and Wemba Wemba woman, has emerged as one of the most formidable talents within the Australian music scene. Her original songs sparkle with a sensitivity and maturity well beyond her years, capturing the hearts of punters and industry alike.
Her critically acclaimed debut album Friends With Feelings in 2018 captured hearts and 2020 is set to be another big year for Skye with the upcoming release her sophomore album I Feel Better But I Don’t Feel Good via Briggs’ prolific indigenous label Bad Apples Music (Island Records /Universal Music).
Ziggy Ramo’s razor-sharp lyricism and effortlessly cool musical talent have positioned him as an essential voice in Australia’s national conversation. When it comes to racialized discrimination and injustice, silence is violence – making Sydney-based hip hop and freestyle artist Ramo the roaring sound of peace.
Ramo has received the West Australian Music (WAM) title for ‘Indigenous Artist of the Year’ and ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year’, as well as Triple J Unearthed’s ‘Artist to Watch’. Ramo’s new release, Black Thoughts (2019), is an extended version of the artist’s 2016 debut EP by the same name and explores the position of Australia’s First Nation’s people in today’s society.
In an era when the world is falling apart with such a deafening roar, Cash Savage’s voice rings loud over the cacophony. Songs of politics, grief, songs of rage – this is weighty music that has been written to cut through the noise.
Every performance by Cash Savage and The Last Drinks is as epic as it is honest, raw and human. As the band’s latest album Good Citizens continues to receive critical acclaim worldwide, the band are currently working on their next due for release in early 2021.
Please note: the digital sessions are for audiences 18+
The Australian Music Vault is a key initiative of the Victorian Government’s Music Works strategy, in support and collaboration with the music industry. It has been developed by Arts Centre Melbourne in consultation with the music industry and is a celebration of the Australian contemporary music story – past, present and future. It’s a place to explore your love of music, revisit some of the big music moments of your life and discover the exciting new stories of today’s Australian music scene.
For more information including; bookings for free and ticketed events, Arts Centre Melbourne’s health and safety policies, as well as additional digital content and experiences, visit artscentremelbourne.com.au.
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