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Princess Theatre, Launceston
Oceans are vast, deep and mysterious. They sustain us, swallow us whole and transport cultures over vast distances. Floating on the ocean’s turbulent swell are grand, lyrical narratives, stories, myth and song.
Steering the audience through Songs of the Sea is Mikelangelo (Mikelangelo and The Black Sea Gentlemen) – a raconteur, salt-crusted storyteller and bittersweet bard. In his deep baritone, Mikelangelo explores the heart’s stormy reaches and indulges in absurd overboard shanties.
Joining Mikelangelo are Van Diemen’s Fiddles; and the internationally renowned folk artists Luke Plumb and Dave McNamara on mandolin and accordion. Together they draw on maritime folk music styles, experimental and classical composition to evoke in song the salty smack of open water.
“Mikelangelo is one of the great showmen of the Australian indie music scene.”
Image by Emily Day