The Vic Unplugged
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|Wed 27 Oct ’10, 7:00pm–10:00pm||
Where: The Vic Cinema Cafe Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages Licensed
- General Admission: $18.00
- Student General Admission (ID required at the door): $15.00
- Door Sales: $25.00
- Door Sales - Students (ID required at the door): $15.00
Online tickets are no longer on sale
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Ian McDonald
"The Vic Unplugged"
As part of the week-long celebrations to mark the opening of the refurbished Victoria Theatre in Devonport (now renamed as the Victoria Picture Palace and Theatre), this is the first live public performance at the grand theatre for some years.
All proceeds will go towards ongoing enhancement to this fabulous live-performance-and-cinema multi-function venue.
The Bads - Dianne Swann and Brett Adams
Rearrange the the first letters of their names and you get B-A-D-S. The Bads. Brett Adams and Dianne Swan have extensive and interesting musical careers. In the 80's Dianne was in the uber-successful "When The Cats Away" line-up, and Brett was guitarist for Andrew Fagans' band The Mockers ("Forever Tuesday Morning"). Later coming together as The Julie Dolphin, Dianne and Brett played in Europe with Green Day, Oasis and Radiohead. Their musical influences were always eclectic and solid, from Neil Young to Led Zeppelin, from Ryan Adams to Wilco. Evading all kiwi music stereotypes The Bads present a wonderfully realised and well crafted arrangement of original alt-rock-pop-country ballads.
Jesse Sheehan and The Family of Actors
Jesse Sheehan & The Family Of Actors are a 5 piece alternative rock band heavily influenced by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, John Lee Hooker, Nick Drake, Tom Waits and many more. Encompassing some of the greatest musical talent in New Zealand it was founded by Jesse Sheehan in early 2010 after a successful solo career based in Wellington. His music has been applauded as - honest and authentic... totally amazing... the real thing... undeniable talent... an established artist even at this early stage of his career - by key players in the New Zealand Music Industry such as Scott MacLachlan (A&R for Universal Music), Paul Mclaney (Mushroom Music Limited), Brooke Montaperto (A&R for EMI), and David Ridler (Assistant Manager of NZ On Air).
Ellie David & Friends
Ellie David is a young NZ singer songwriter. Formerly of Kaipara College, she writes and performs haltingly beautiful songs. Ellie has picked up awards at the NZ Play it Strange secondary school songwriting competition and continues to perform in support of other young musicians where she can. A lovely voice and strong original songs make for a memorable night.
Hailing from Devonport, Gala was recently voted winner of the Best Original Song with "November" in the 2010 North Shore Battle of the Bands. Gala has been developing her talent as a singer / songwriter in an assured fashion and is now an accomplished and confident performer.
Louis and Ella
Louis McDonald and Ella Yellich O'Connor have been wowing quite a few audiences in 2010, playing their own acoustic interpretations of modern classics encompassing soul, and R and B, and eclectic tastes. Their arrangements include material from artists such as Laura Marling, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, Leonard Cohen, Duffy and others. Louis is a talented drummer, guitarist, and piano player, and Ella is a natural singing talent with a big future.
Also featuring Beren and Shana
Hailing from Devonport, Beren and Shana have been plucked from obscurity (busking in Devonport's main street on the weekends), to performing in support of The Vic and youth music at the inaugural "The Vic Unplugged". They mix it up with their own acoustic interpretations of artists like The Black Eyed Peas.