ONE RHYTHM, BONDI
As you may be aware, Rhythm Underground in Jenolan Caves has been cancelled for 2016, whilst some environmental studies are undertaken. We look forward to returning to Jenolan Caves in 2017. One Rhythm will take place on Friday 18th November in Bondi Junction, and Saturday 19th November in Katoomba.
Rhythm Hunters are excited to be bringing their infectious dance grooves back to the beach for a special show at OneSpace HQ, Bondi Junction. Supporting Rhythm Hunters, and also joining them on stage as a special guest will be Si Mullumby of Wild Marmalade fame. Also supporting on the night is Sydney singersong writer Direwolf.
A dynamite force in world roots music, adored for their frenetic drum choreographies and infectious dance grooves, Rhythm Hunters bring cutting edge physical percussion, western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and electro beats, making them one of Australia’s most exciting and in demand festival acts.
Rhythm Hunters have played alongside acts such as Nahko and Medicine for the People, Evermore, Blue King Brown and The Melbourne Ska Orchestra. Festival slots include The Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge, The Dreaming, The National Folk Festival, National Multicultural Festival, Winter Magic, Psyfari, Moomba, Jungle Love Festival, Subsonic, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Island Vibes, Illawarra and Cygnet Folk Festivals.
“Rhythm Hunters shone and inspired, the intensity of the drums, combined with the poetics of dance and martial arts was irresistible”. ~ Lisa-Maree Botticelli (Australian Stage Online)
“Rhythm Hunters seems to be a force of nature rather than a grouping of musicians…a show that was so musically engaging and complex that it feels like you have slipped inside an ancient myth or otherworld. I was clearly unprepared for the power of this act.” ~ Steve Gadd – Director Cygnet Folk Festival
SI MULLUMBY (Wild Marmalade)
Leading contemporary didgeridoo player Si Mullumby has pushed the boundaries of what can be done with Australia’s iconic instrument. As a solo act, Si reveals his hidden multi-instrumental self. Combining flamenco guitar, spanish cajon and drums, he creates a world music framework to support his unique didgeridoo sound. Musically influenced from 20 years of travelling throughout the globe, Si delivers a unique experience born from choosing to walk the road less travelled.
“An astonishing solo player” ~ Guy Caron – Creative director of Cirque du Soleil
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes and Tallest Man on Earth, Direwolf (Matt Dewar) is a stout product of the undiscovered indie/folk movement. With the combination of deeply symbolic lyrics, a lightning quick hand on the guitar and a glowing stage presence – Direwolf has subsequently received reviews such as:
“Next on the agenda was Direwolf …he seemed quite shy while talking to the audience, but gave us full insight into the most personal moments of his life through song. Like his song Goodbye which was so brutally honest, and although i’ve never talked to him before, I felt I knew his story.” ~ Blake Milne
“His name is true to his music, tragic and wolf like. Full of howls and a lingering sadness” ~ Sofar Sounds, Sydney
With the release of Direwolf’s debut single “Goodbye” he has seen radio success on Triple J Roots’n’all and FBI 94.5, along with performances at Oxford Arts Factory, FBI Social and The Metro Theatre.
RHYTHM HUNTERS + SI MULLUMBY + DIREWOLF
Friday 18th November
OneSpace HQ, Bondi Junction
66 Bondi Rd, Bondi Junction
Presale tickets $30
Door tickets $40
Dinner and bar available for purchase.
Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 12th October
* Note: Sorry, strictly no refunds available. Fully ticketed event, no free passes.