Nexus Arts has just announced their eclectic music lineup for this year’s Nexus Live series.
Known well as the centre of inclusive, culturally diverse arts in Adelaide, this year’s offering will not disappoint.
The season kicks off with triple ARIA award winning composer and Oud virtuoso led Joseph Tawadros Quartet on April 17 and follows on to see a diverse range of incredible musicians every Friday night for five weeks.
Nexus Live programmer, Ross McHenry is thrilled about the year’s collection of artists and says he’s looking forward to sharing them with Adelaide.
“The first Nexus Live line-up for the year is one of the most exciting collections of musicians I could have hoped for. From the virtuosic Coptic-Australian oud masterJoseph Tawadros sharing his mesmerising mix of jazz, classical and traditional compositions to the highly regarded project by Ninja Tune-signed vocalist and producer Beat Spacek, I can’t wait for Adelaide to experience these concerts,” says McHenry.
On April 24, one of Australia’s most exciting musical exports, producer and frontman Oskar Key Sung heads a night of indie new-wave ambient RnB with Melbourne’s Banoffee and Adelaide’s Swimming.
Then on May 1, ex-Adelaide Festival director Paul Grabowsky leads an evening featuring the acclaimed Gian Slater Trio.
Returning to Adelaide after their successful shows at WOMADelaide and Spirit Festival, Emma Donovan and The Putbacks play alongside soul diva Kylie Auldist and her band The Glenroy Allstars on May 8.
Wrapping up the first series of the year on May 15, Beat Spacek, the latest project from UK vocalist/producer Steve Spacek (Ninja Tune) head up a huge electronic night with Julien Dyne – the multi talented drummer, producer, Dj and visual artist – and Adelaide’s favourite drum-machine obsessive Inkswel
This year’s Nexus Live program follows on from 2014’s sell out shows and accolades from the Australian music community for its thoughtful and innovative programming by Ross McHenry (Shaolin Afronauts, Ross McHenry Future Ensemble) featuring Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Ngaiire and the highly-successful Nexus commissioned composition by Adam Page, Oisima and Jay Dabgar.
Grab more information and tickets from the Nexus website.