We are pleased to announce a series of very special shows by UK indie folk darling, Laura Marling.
Returning to Australia this July for the Splendour In The Grass festival, Laura will also perform side shows for Heavenly Sounds in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne. This unique experience, a must for any fan, will see Laura perform songs from her new album, ‘Once I Was An Eagle’
as well as a selection of older material.
For more information on these shows, click here
We announce a Heavenly Sounds
tour tomorrow and it's a big one! Make sure you tune in at 9am or sign up to the mailing list for details
Meet Joshua, the Virger at St John's Cathedral in Brisbane. He sports a great beard, plays slide guitar in a band and looks after this magnificent space. What a guy!
featuring Beth Orton
is about to kick off in Perth. Piano tuned, soundcheck pending, candles lit.
One of Australia’s most revered and recognisable voices, Kate Miller-Heidke, is once again set to delight audiences as she performs a series of intimate duo shows with her long-time collaborator Keir Nuttall in churches and cathedrals under the Heavenly Sounds banner. Tickets for these unique shows will go on sale Monday March 18th through Ticketek
Kate’s critically acclaimed album ‘Nightflight’, released last year, set her front and centre in the psyche of music fans and media alike. Since her last Australian tour, Kate has toured the US with Ben Folds Five and sung a principle role in London with the English National Opera. With these being her first duo performances in over a year and her debut performance in this kind of live setting, tickets are sure to be in high demand.
Kate says, “I’m very much looking forward to being a part of Heavenly Sounds. It’s such a beautiful concept. I haven’t sung in a church since high school, but they do tend to have very gorgeous voice-friendly acoustics. Also, I’ve been told I’m not allowed to swear during these concerts which might be good for me.”
Kate Miller-Heidke’s Heavenly Sounds tour promises to offer something quite magical. Be sure not to miss out on this unique touring experience.
We are proud to announce Beth Orton's first Australian tour since the release of her acclaimed album ‘Sugaring Season’. Taking place in May, tickets for this brief tour of churches and cathedrals are available through www.ticketek.com.au and are on sale on Monday 4th March, except in Perth where tickets go on sale on Tuesday 5th March.
Beth Orton is a BRIT Award-winner and two-time Mercury Prize nominee who is well-renowned for her collaborations with other artists, as well as being regarded as a pioneer of the folktronica movement. Her collaborations have seen her work with artists such as Bert Jansch, Emmylou Harris, The Chemical Brothers, Beck, Jim O’Rourke, and Ryan Adams among others.
Since its release in September, Beth’s latest album ‘Sugaring Season’ has been embraced by audiences and media around the world. After a six year hiatus from touring and recording as she raised a family, Beth has stripped back her music to its folk roots and delivered her comeback album, heralded as her ‘masterpiece’ (Mojo Magazine).
On this very special Heavenly Sounds tour, presented in beautiful churches and cathedrals around Australia, Beth will be performing songs from ‘Sugaring Season’ in intimate solo mode, as well as tracks from her classic recordings ‘Trailer Park’, ‘Central Reservation’ and ‘Daybreaker’.
Expect nothing short of a spellbinding evening of the most enchanting sounds from Beth Orton as she tours for Heavenly Sounds in May.Tickets go on sale on Monday 4th March (Tuesday 5th March in Perth) via www.ticketek.com.au
We are delighted to announce that Julia Stone
will be the first artist to perform under the Heavenly Sounds banner in 2013, bringing her haunting vocals and mesmerising performances to churches and cathedrals around the country next February.
Julia’s new solo album 'By The Horns' has been receiving rave reviews worldwide, her recent tours saw her captivating audiences in Europe, the UK and her sold out national tour here in Australia. Described by Triple J Magazine as "emotionally fraught, stunningly beautiful, chilling and evocative,” this collection of new songs is bound to give you goosebumps in the extraordinary live setting of historic churches and cathedrals.
For these concerts, Julia will be touring with Ross Irwin (Cat Empire, The Bamboos), Ben Edgar and Ed Fairly (Gotye), who will all be playing a variety of instruments.
Julia explains, "The most exciting for me is that between the four of us, three of us play the trumpet - so it will make for some very sweet horn arrangements. From years of playing big band music through school I am so thrilled that I will be able to harmonise with other brass. All the boys sing beautifully so there will be lovely vocal arrangments that take the songs to more dreamy places."
Melbourne indie pop outfit Vance Joy
will open proceedings. Vance Joy has an original voice which at first he kept to himself. Feeding on a diet of The Pogues, Paul Kelly, and whatever else was playing, he cut his teeth performing at open mike nights in Melbourne. It is folk music with pop influences. Songs that grab you by the scruff of the neck and hold on for a moment.
Tickets for these very special shows are on sale now through www.ticketek.com.au
Here's a little taste of what's to come next year with Michael Kiwanuka touring for Heavenly Sounds....
We'll be announcing another Heavenly Sounds tour on Monday 3rd December so make sure you sign up to our mailing list before then to access pre-sale information!
Early this year, 25 year old British soul artist Michael Kiwanuka sold out an East Coast tour and thrilled the audience at Splendour In The Grass. Michael returns to Australia in March to perform in Melbourne and Sydney for the Heavenly Sounds tour of churches and cathedrals.
With his acclaimed debut album 'Home Again
' nominated for this year's Mercury Music Prize, Michael Kiwanuka's music strikes a balance between being contemporary yet timeless, his key musical touchstones rooted in 1970s soul, folk and gospel.
Credited as a BBC Sound Of 2012 Artist and recently nominated for an MTV 2012 EMA in the 'Best Push' Category, Michael Kiwanuka's style of music is the perfect match for a Heavenly Sounds tour. Since its inception mid last year, Heavenly Sounds has built a solid fan base of music lovers who enjoy a unique music experience set in the architectural splendour, rich acoustics and otherworldly ambience of the church setting.
With special guest Ainslie Wills.
Be sure to get in early to experience a sublime set from these talented young artists.MICHAEL KIWANUKATUES 26 MAR
MELBOURNE // St Michael's Church
120 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC
WED 27 MAR
SYDNEY // St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW
Tickets on sale on Wednesday 7th November at 9 am on www.ticketek.com.au