Switched On: The Chills
Fri 28 Jan, 2022
This event has been cancelled and will not proceed as scheduled.event and ticket info
With her dazzlingly accomplished debut album, Martha Marlow arrives with an artistic vision fully formed. Drenched in orchestral pop, Medicine Man is an evocative, heart-on-sleeve album, exploring recurrent themes of introspection, longing and hope.
Growing up in the same Sydney home where The Bee Gees honed their craft, Marlow was surrounded by music. Her father, renowned jazz bassist Jonathan Zwartz, crafted the album’s luscious string arrangements. Storytelling is central to Marlow’s practice, reaching towards her heroes (Nina Simone, Nick Drake, Billie Holiday) whilst channelling her contemporaries (Radiohead, Laura Marling, Fiona Apple).
Marlow will perform Medicine Man in its entirety for Singular Voices, with her band of jazz luminaries, including Jonathan Zwartz, Ben Hauptmann, Clayton Doley and Hamish Stuart and backed by a 17-piece chamber orchestra led by Nigel Westlake.
7.30pm: Eric Avery
8.30pm: Martha Marlow
Supporting Martha Marlow is Eric Avery, a multifaceted Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist dedicated to sharing his culture through the power of music and dance. As a performing violinist and composer, Eric captures the attention of audiences with his ability to weave the songs of his ancestors with the sounds of the contemporary.
She pens songs – as finely crafted as they are sweetly sung – that recall the glory of John Martyn, with their inbuilt rhythmic supplenessJohn Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Singular Voices is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW
Visitor Safety Information
Before you arrive at City Recital Hall, familiarise yourself with our new venue protocols here.
Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell. If you have tickets and are no longer able to attend:
Details correct at the time of publication.