Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall will host some exceptional contemporary musicians for a series of transformative winter shows.
Harvey Sutherland, who’s become one of Melbourne’s most popular and effervescent live performers, will present Neurotic Funk –a celebration of his long-awaited debut album, Boy, with a live ensemble.
In a performance that will likely have to be seen to be believed, Sutherland is actually set to – in the words of Melbourne Recital Centre – “dismantle the iconic Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and its reserved seating, transforming it into a club-style intimate and immersive dance space, performing in-the-round in quadraphonic sound.”
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This will mean there’ll be no seats, just standing in the first transformation of its kind for the Centre, surrounded by surreal audio and visual elements uniquely configured for this exclusive event. This will go down Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June, and we don’t have to tell you, it’s going to be huge.
Meanwhile, fresh off the enormous success of 2020’s Set My Heart on Fire Immediately, which has seen him surpass the 100 million stream mark on Spotify alone, American extraordinaire Perfume Genius will showcase his extraordinary live show, moving seamlessly between delirious pop, haunting tremolo waltz and Balearic rhythm. That’s scheduled for Thursday 9 June.
Last but certainly not least, Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi (aka TEEKS) will be gracing Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, enthralling audiences in his powerful vocals and dynamic range of influences; spanning from traditional waiata and kapa haka to Bob Marley, Elvis Presley and Sam Cooke. His performance will feature works from his critically acclaimed 2017 EP The Grapefruit Skies and #1 gold-selling debut album Something To Feel.