In the wings of the Festival Theatre, Adelaide Guitar Festival favourites, along with some of Adelaide’s most talented emerging musicians, recently came together to collaborate on a series of exclusive mini-concert recordings. Intimate, candid, and shot in high definition with a backdrop of memorabilia from past Adelaide Festival Centre productions, see these musicians in a vibrant new light.
The Backstage Sessions 2022 fetaures sets from Jimmybay + Aimee Volkofsky, Out of Sinc, Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers, George & Noriko, Duo Antipodes and Stefan Hauk & Band. Sessions can be viewed on the Adelaide Festival Centre WATCH platform.
Image credit: Slava Grigoryan by Nate Shilling.
TEASER VIDEO - Jimmybay + Aimee Volkofsky
Blues, folk, and alt country vagabond Jimmybay draws from his own experiences as he warmly joins his long-told campfire stories and bushy poetry into toe-tapping tunes. Aimee Volkovsky weaves folk, country, and blues into a tapestry of dust, ghost stories, and the ancient beauty of the Australian landscape.
Experience Jimmybay alongside Fanny Lumsden this July in Songs Told of a Land of Gold, performed at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
TEASER VIDEO - George & Noriko
Known as the Japanese Blues Cowboy and the Tsugaru shamisen player, George & Noriko have been kicking up a storm wherever they play. George’s lightning-fast licks & growling harmonica, enhanced by Noriko’s percussive sounds of the traditional shamisen (Japanese banjo), has morphed into a unique kind of bluegrass country sound with a Japanese twist.
TEASER VIDEO - Duo Antipodes
Duo Antipodes brings together one of UK’s leading classical guitarists, Manus Noble and cellist Jehanne Bastoni. Noble and Bastoni are passionate about arranging and, in many cases, composing much of the music they play; bringing their own personalities into these masterful performances.
TEASER VIDEO - Out of Sinc
Out of Sinc is a collaboration between Nick Sinclair and James Muller. Sinclair is one of Australia’s most in-demand bass players for live performance, television and studio recording across multiple genres. Muller is an ARIA Award winning jazz guitarist and has spent his career collaborating with an enviable selection of musicians and artists around the world.
Experience Nick Sinclair and James Muller, alongside Cameron Deyell and Laurence Pike, this July in Spectrums of Sound performed at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
TEASER VIDEO - Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers
The year 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of this duo’s first gig together, as well as the release of their ‘lost’ album Fine Line. The immeasurable careers of these two SA-based musicians spans a lifetime and it their expertise can be found in their every track.
TEASER VIDEO - Stefan Hauk & Band
Stefan Hauk is one of Australia’s brightest young blues rock artists who has played alongside the likes of Eric Steckel, Kirk Fletcher, Lachy Doley, John Swan and many more. In September 2017, Stefan released his debut album Long Road to much acclaim and in August 2020 released his single Truth, featuring Ian Paice (drums) and Lachy Doley (organ).