The Hoist by the Tracks – all ages gig in February
The Hoist By The Tracks is going nautical, and you’re invited! Join SYN and the SIGNAL FReeZA crew for another month of live local music, but this time on the high seas of the Yarra.
Warm up with a set by alt-pop sensation Kate Vigo in the SIGNAL space, then cruise in style to the acoustic sounds of Karl Christoph and Josh Owen.
WHERE: arrive at SIGNAL, then transfer to the DreamBoat to cruise along the Yarra.
WHEN: Friday 18th February, 6-9pm. Boat leaves at 7PM SHARP.
This is a fully supervised all-ages drug-, alcohol- and smoke-free event
Kate Vigo and the Underground Orchestra:
Kate Vigo’s addictive style has been described as a sound reminiscent of eclectic pop and stylized rock; a fusion of alternative pop-rock teamed with programmed loops and electronica. Her latest single, ‘The Way You Are’ was awarded Best Video at the MusicOz red carpet event 2010, and also features on the hit Channel 10 series ‘Offspring’. Kate played this year at the well known Queenscliff Music Festival, and will also be playing at St Kilda Festival 2011. Kate is joined by the amazing ensemble musicians known as ‘The Underground Orchestra’ and on the dreamboat we might be lucky enough to hear a taste of her new album which will be launched in July/August 2011.
Hailing from Sydney, Karl Christoph is a not only a musician but a writer and poet also. When asked to describe his sound, his quoted response is, ‘Whatever, you decide’. This laidback indie/roots artist boasts the ability to perform as the instrumentalist/vocalist/lyricist AND composer, all whilst maintaining a heavy touring schedule. He currently sits at 27th on the triple j unearthed charts and is 8th on the indie charts with his new song ‘Time Alone’. A keen blogger, nothing seems to stop this artist showing you the brighter side of life. As his lyrics say: ‘Got to open my eyes and smile, because right now, nothing in the world can throw me off course.’
Honed in the musical melting pot of Melbourne’s Brunswick Street, Josh’s modern day spin on spiritual soul, a melange of funk
jazz soul and reggae, creates a smooth and sensual urban soundscape that stretches the bounds of roots music.
2010 saw the release of the prophetically titled debut studio band album ‘The Long Way’. Encapsulating the essential soul, funk,
rock, reggae and roots influences that make up the musical chameleon that is the Josh Owen Band.