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During the great silence of the 2021 lockdown Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders quietly released their finest work to date. A record as heartbreaking as it is life-affirming, Hijack! – built entirely of flesh and steel and strings details our anti-hero’s demise and inevitable ascension.

This autumn comes the opportunity to witness all the pathos, humour and emotion of Hijack! live as Ladder lures you in with THAT voice accompanied by the longstanding "greatest showband" Australia has to offer.

For this once in a lifetime show, the Dreambanders will play alongside orchestral strings to recreate Sam Lipman’s otherworldly Hijack! arrangements, whilst also breathing new life and textures to revered classics.*

“The gothic baroque of Hijack! may be his most singular work yet.” — Rolling Stone

“An otherworldly atmosphere puts these songs into a different orbit.” — KCRW

“Hits you both in the sternum & the feels. A post rehab album that rejects platitudes and easy lessons, instead showing you it’s veins while cracking wise in various shades of black.” — Sydney Morning Herald  

“Manically beautiful.” — RUSSH

“Majestic strings drape down from all corners, floating up and up into the infinite space of the universe.”  — The Guardian

“An artist whose art is as much a sonic-cinema, as it is music.” — Happy Mag

* Details are correct at time of publication.

Supporting Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders is composer, improvisor and sound artist, Monica Brooks.


Bold songwriters. Sublime acoustics. Enthralling solo concerts. Singular Voices at City Recital Hall invites contemporary artists of the highest calibre to step forth on one of the most visually and sonically beautiful stages in Australia, dissolving the boundary between listener and song with only the barest embellishment to their exceptional voices.

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Singular Voices is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW