NZ @ BIGSOUND 2014

September 8th 2014
The following New Zealand acts have been selected by BIGSOUND to play the 2014 event: Marlon Williams, Eden Mulholland, Males and Jesse Sheehan.

BIGSOUND 2013 will be held in Brisbane Australia from the 10th to the 12th of September.

BIGSOUND, now in its 13th year, has a reputation as the best and most relevant music industry event in Australia. Produced by QMusic, it is positioned as Australia's most internationally focused conference. The event draws top national and international industry talent to Brisbane each year, forming a vibrant collection of musicians, buyers and industry experts to create an environment of new music discovery.

The following New Zealand acts have been selected by BIGSOUND to play the 2014 event: Marlon Williams, Eden Mulholland, Males and Jesse Sheehan.


Marlon Williams

Described as "the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van
Zandt", Marlon Williams is a 2-time New Zealand Music Award winning singer-songwriter touted by Rhythms Magazine as the "Artist To Watch" in 2014.


Eden Mulholland

Eden Mulholland has had a less conventional path in music - as a former contemporary dancer, Eden has a unique and experimental approach to composition - the results of which are often challenging, satisfying and dramatically charged. Vocally a bit of a chameleon and with a weird back catalogue of music written for theatre and dance, Eden does his take on pop music of the future; complete with strange voices, ripped apart rhythms and momentary flashes from ethereal orchestras.


Males

A hyper-melodic guitar-pop trio with ear-worm hooks, mesmerising precision guitar riffs, propulsive bass, impossible falsetto vocals and sing-a-long choruses. Celebratory, summery 'garage-pop' or 'beach-pop' with a heart of darkness for all that, because they live in Dunedin and the garage is cold and wet and the beach cold and windswept.


Jesse Sheehan

Jeese Sheehan is a fantastic live performer, a young man in possession of immensely fine song-writing skills. He has people talking wherever he ventures. He's won Rockquest, had two songs in the APRA Songwriting's Top Twenty nominations, played support to Alabama Shakes, Jake Bug and recently completed Neil Finn's Dizzy Heights world tour as his guitarist. Jesse Sheehan is a musical treat.

 

Official BIGSOUND showcases:

Thursday September 11th:

Jesse Sheehan - Black Bear Lounge 8:10 - 8:40

Males - Ric's Bar, 8:20 - 8:50

Eden Mulholland - Alhambra Lounge, 8:50 - 9:20

Marlon Williams - Press Club, 11:40 - 12:10


Also playing in Brisbane this week:

Devilskin

Devilskin are a four piece band from Hamilton New Zealand formed in June 2010. Already they have guts, class, kudos and confidence - the sum total of a determined and accomplished group of musicians who know what they want. Devilskin have quickly gained a reputation for delivering high-energy performances with blistering sets, which are sonically exciting and compelling, resulting in mesmerizing rock shows.

September 11 - The Bearded Lady, 9:00 pm

 

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