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Hear the City Sounds from home

09/04/2020

Brisbane’s free live music program City Sounds is taking its tunes online, encouraging its artists to keep playing, recording and uploading their music from their living rooms.

Brisbane Marketing CEO Brett Fraser said musicians that are a part of the City Sounds program would still be supported during this time through an adaption of the program called City Sound Bites.

“The City Sounds program exists to give local artists exposure and offer audiences a chance to discover and enjoy original music in Brisbane,” Mr Fraser said.

“While the live outdoor performances are paused for now, we can still provide a digital platform for City Sounds artists to play to a larger audience so they can continue to be recognised and paid for their talent.

“City Sound Bites is about continuing to support local independent musicians during this time, while also allowing people to tune in, connect, and enjoy their music from home.”

Each week a new City Sounds artist will be featured online, and their own home recordings of their most popular songs will be available to play in your own living room.

City Sound Bites kicks off this Saturday 11 April on The City channels:

  • Facebook: @BrisbaneCity, 
  • Instagram: @BrisbaneCity

The first artist to be featured will be Hailey Calvert (image available on request).
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Notes to editors:

ABOUT CITY SOUNDS

  • Brisbane’s economic development board, Brisbane Marketing, has been running the City Sounds program since 2000.
  • Artists who perform as part of the program are paid award rates and the performances are free to the public.
  • Original artists are showcased in the program across multiple genres from alternative to folk, to jazz, to electro and everything in between.

CITY SOUND BITES – UPCOMING ON-LINE UP

Hailey Calvert (@haileycalvert) 

The voice people think will come out of her gives Hailey the element of surprise. Her charismatic performances and honest writing style has earned Brisbane’s Hailey Calvert many fans as well as turning her into a festival favourite. In winning the blues category in the 2015 International Song writing Competition, Hailey showed her skill as an incredible songwriter as well as an engaging performer. 

Christian Patey (@christian_ patey) 

Dreamy, souful music produced by local Christian Patey. Christian has premiered on Triple J in 2017 and was added to rotation on Double J. 

Camaron De La Vega 

Camaron blends his wonderful musical heritage on his instrument of choice, the flamenco guitar, performing an eclectic mix of both relaxing and exciting music. Enjoy Camaron’s guitar mastery as he both thrills and soothes with his unique sound.

Eddie Gazani & Nico Laia (@Eddie Gazani)

Feast in the music from the streets of Rio, Rome, Paris and New York! Be delighted and immerse yourself in the spirit of Latin Gypsy Jazz along with some of the finest performers of these many genres, right here in Australia, in this enthusiastic celebration of music. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Eddie Gazani now resides in Australia, bringing the Latin grooves of his home to audiences around the world. A gifted guitarist with a deep affinity for the Brazilian 7-string classical guitar. Also an accomplished singer and songwriter, Eddie draws inspiration from his immense love of music, travel, culture and life itself, which resonates effortlessly as he performs with the true spirit of Brazilian passion and vitality. 

Flavio Correa

Flavio Correa hails from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. This talented guitarist has many years of experience performing in Brazil with several professional bands of many genres. Since his arrival in Brisbane, in 2017, Flavio has been taking the city by storm, playing with several bands and performing in instrumental acoustic shows throughout QLD, NSW, VIC and also in New Zealand.

Cachicamo Latin Harp Family

Cachicamo is a lively family group that portrays a diversity of music from the Andes to Cuba with Spanish, Portuguese, African, and native American backgrounds; from sensual to cheerful rhythms that guarantee a vibrant experience through time and culture. Together, they have a great visual appeal and lend an air of relaxed, refined and cheerful rhythms.

More musicians are yet to be announced…