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2023 Concerts 

Sunday 15 October 4pm

The Fallen Saints and PlanB 
A Double Bill

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PlanB's bold and brassy original sound will be rocking the Trinity Sessions this October after their Magical Mekong Tour! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see and hear this accomplished eight-piece ensemble as they present songs from their latest album Hello Dear Stranger, along with a selection of hand-picked fan favourites. Adelaide’s International Rock ‘n’ Soul Specialists are guaranteed to put on a spectacular performance! !exciting, pulsating sound has thrilled Australian and International audiences over the years. 

“The show they delivered was up there with the best I have ever seen” - Ben Brett, Sharky Bar, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This special double bill has The Fallen Saints, one of Adelaide's most experienced and best bands. Featuring four of the finest musicians in the country.. individually.. they have played on hundreds of albums.. covering much of the soundtrack to your lives.. together.. they write songs of the desert to the dirty sea.. and cover songs from some of the worlds finest songwriters.. 
Stories of love and loss.. joy.. hope and sorrow.. a savage contrast in a tasty blues drenched gumbo of musical genres.. 
Soul.. Blues.. Rock.. Americana. Not to be missed!

Nick Panousakis – guitars
Carl Pink – acoustic/voc
Mark Meyer – drums/voc
Ron Kosmider – bass/voc

PlanB will be playing first.

 

 

 

 

 

Bar from 3pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4pm

Tix $30

Friday 27 October 7.30pm

Lloyd Spiegel 'Bakehouse Dozen' Album Launch

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Lloyd Spiegel returns to Trinity Sessions, where he has sold out his last two shows. 

Melbourne Blues artist Lloyd Spiegel has been touring the globe for 30 of his 40 years. The 14 time Australian Blues Award winner has one of the most interesting stories in music, having grown up on stage learning from, and touring with the founding fathers of modern Blues. 

The current show features the incredibly talented Lisa Baird on Trombone and long-time collaborator Tim Burnham on drums. Combined with Spiegel’s guitar wizardry, powerful vocal performance and knack for storytelling, this trio with a twist delivers a truly unique entertainment experience that reinvents the blues and dispels the cliches associated with it.

This tour celebrates the release of ‘Bakehouse Dozen’. Recorded live in session with no overdubs at Melbourne’s iconic Bakehouse studios, the album offers reimagined versions of songs from Spiegel’s last 3 multi-award winning recordings and showcases the raw energy and depth of the trio, signalling what’s to come. 

“A revelation, the consummate performer, an Oz Blues & Roots icon.” - Rolling Stone

“A guitarist almost without peer, Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door” - Australian Guitar Player Magazine

“Spiegel is ALL presence, authority, rhythm and drive. He epitomises control, soul and passion with white hot ferocity and blazing instrumental mastery dangerous enough to spark a destructive inferno.”  - The Age, Melbourne

Lloyd will be doing two sets; no support.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $35

Friday 3 November 7.30pm

Paco Lara in Concert
- Flamenco Show

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Passionate Spanish flamenco guitarist, Paco Lara with a distinguished international career in Europe and Australia of more than 30 years returns to Trinity Sessions. Guest artists - Roshanne Wijeyeratne (flamenco dance) and Adrian van Nunen (percussion).  

You will be transported to Southern Spain captivated by the sound of Paco's guitar and flamenco dance. Australia’s own Spanish born critically acclaimed flamenco guitarist Paco Lara presents an evening of Spanish guitar as individual as the man himself. Paco Lara’s eclectic fusion of flamenco, guitar standards, and pop are a must-see musical experience as he and guests Roshanne Wijeyeratne (Flamenco Dance) and Adrian van Nunen (percussion) create a an evening of passionate music and dance that will enliven the hearts of all music lovers.

An evening filled with musical surprises as Paco Lara’s flamenco interpretations of some of the greatest guitar classics of all time are performed with the characteristic and unmistakable sound and soul of the flamenco guitar.

Paco Lara presents flamenco guitar in all its authenticity, culture, and artistry. Expect impressive articulation with musical elegance and imagination. Paco Lara has a professional career of more than 30 years playing alongside some of the leading Spanish artists. He has toured internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero (one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers), Mercedes Ruiz (dancer), and Isabel Pantoja. He has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful groups such as El Barrio and Los Delinquentes.

Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist, Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialized world of flamenco singing (cante); having recorded and performed for years with flamenco’s most significant singers including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, El Capullo de Jerez, La Macanita, Remedios Amaya, Jose de los Camarones.

Sold out at Adelaide Guitar Festival - 'It is always a pleasure to witness the Spanish maestro of both traditional and contemporary Flamenco (the Spanish genre of song, dance and instrumental – mainly guitar – which is mostly associated with the Andalusian Roma in southern Spain) in action...Lara’s bolder strums, purposefully powerful taps and masterful string-pulling, he emanates the power, passion, emotion and fire of dramatic Flamenco' - Glam Adelaide Review

The music, beyond being exceptionally well played, is always pretty and eminently approachable – a quality compounded by the choice of repertoire. 8/10” – Sydney Morning Herald

Paco and guests will be doing one set of 75-80min - no intermission.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $45

Sunday 12 November 4pm

Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham

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Unlikely, unexpected, unforgettable, unique, not to be missed! Sold out last year at Trinity Sessions. 

Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham (of The Waifs) have created a sacred place in the hearts of those who cross their path with their candid and charming music and storytelling. Their new album Birdsong (releasing 29 Sept.) is a 10-track celebration about conquering the cage and finding your voice, delivered with the masterful songwriting and musicianship listeners have come to expect from the pair. Rooted in the Blues, Country, and Folk traditions, their music is subtle and arresting, weighty and spacious, and always delivered with compelling honesty.

“Felicity and Josh deliver an absolutely world class live show, in which they engage the audience so warmly that everyone in the room feels like a friend by the end.” - Tim Freedman, The Whitlams 

The freedom song of a bird in full throated ease is glorious and captivating. Don’t miss out on experiencing Birdsong live. This heavyweight album and show are sure to impact audiences, with the  performances also featuring ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning songs from the duo’s back catalogue that fans know and love.

Felicity and Josh will be doing two sets.

Bar from 3pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4pm

Tix $40

Friday 17 November 7.30pm

The Audreys

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Live favourites and multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys have a new lineup and are back at Trinity Sessions for a very special concert. Americana/alt-country darlings The Audreys began as university buddies and songwriting duo Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall, forming in Adelaide in 2004. They released their first album Between Last Night And Us in 2006. The album went on to win that year’s ARIA Award for Best Blues & Roots Album and be certified Gold for record sales, catapulting them onto the national stage. In 2008 they released their follow up album, won a second ARIA, and began touring in North America. In 2011 they released their third album Sometimes The Stars, picked up yet another ARIA, and scored a major synch placement in the US show One Tree Hill. In 2014 The Audreys made a music video with Adelaide dance troupe Restless Dance Theatre. That year’s album Till My Tears Roll Away was again nominated for an ARIA but lost to John Butler. Taasha missed the whole event because she was in hospital, having just given birth to her second baby. 

In 2016 Taasha released her first solo album, Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts, recorded with fellow musician Shane Nicholson. Tristan helped her write the album, so they kind of considered it the fifth Audreys album. Taasha toured solo for a few years, including several visits to the US and the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. In July 2022, Tristan sadly passed away from a long illness. Taasha wrote beautiful tributes to her best friend and musical soulmate on the bands' Facebook page, announcing his death to fans just a few days later. Before retiring from touring, Tristan had given Taasha his blessings for her to continue what they started, and she has been touring with a new line-up since 2021. Taasha and band plan to record a new album in 2023. Many of the new songs were penned with Tristan before his passing, and the album will be dedicated to his memory.

This concert, at Trinity Sessions, one of Tristan's favourite venues will be very special as the new songs get a run with the full band. The concert will include inductions into the SA Music Hall of Fame.

 

 

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $40 (+BF)

Friday 1December 7.30pm

Bella Taylor Smith - Small Things tour

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2021 The Voice Australia winner Bella Taylor Smith is coming to Trinity Sessions. 

Crystalline and intimate, endlessly supple and warm, Bella Taylor-Smith's extraordinary voice has become one of the most identifiable new sounds on the Australian airwaves in a remarkably short space of time. The immersive six track EP ‘Look Me In The Eyes’ is layered like clouds to create her deepest embrace yet.

Growing from the alt-folk influence of Angus and Julia Stone and the Audreys to the soulful ilk of Yebba, H.E.R. and Adele, Bella forged her identity as a vocalist and songwriter over two EPs in 2021. The independent Tell Me How You Really Feel? preceded her debut with EMI Australia, The Complete Collection. Bella's first single, Higher, charted in the ARIA Top 40 last September.

Bella’s third EP ‘Look Me In The Eyes’ debuted at #4 in ARIA Aus Albums Chart, earning Bella her first ARIA Award nomination (Michael Gudisnki Breakthrough Artist) as she continued to wow packed stadiums around Australia on both the Guy Sebastian and Pentatonix national tours. Sealed by the renowned studio expertise of co-producer Scott Horscroft (Ocean Alley, Sarah Blasko, Olympia, Vera Blue), Look Me In The Eyes is an assured and enveloping experience from one of our most skilled and focused new voices.

 

Performing songs from her ARIA accredited #4 Aus Album, ‘Look Me In The Eyes’(EMI/Universal) as well as classics and never-before-heard music from her forthcoming album, Bella says: “I’ve been writing non-stop, and I’m thrilled and overjoyed at the opportunity to take these new songs out and sing them for you as well as some of the beautiful covers you may have discovered me by! It’s going to be a truly beautiful evening and these will be my last Australian shows before heading off overseas again so I would adore it if I could see you there and say hello!”.

 

Support for Bella will be Kym Miaco.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $55 (+BF)

Friday 8 December 7.30pm

Katie Noonan Elixir - A Small Shy Truth

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Elixir’s 4th album is based on the poetry of Melbourne born and based poet and National Living Treasure Michael Leunig (b. 1945). 

Elixir was founded in 1997 by Katie Noonan, Nick Stewart and River Petein. In 1999 saxophonist Zac Hurren (Katie’s partner of 24 years) joined the band, in 2005 guitarist Stephen Magnusson joined the band and in 2019 they introduced guitarist Benjamin Hauptmann to their trio. 

Their initial self-titled album ‘Elixir’ (2003)  #1 ARIA Jazz chart, #2 ARIA Australian Artist chart, their 2nd album ‘First Seed Ripening’ (2011) was #1 ARIA Jazz chart for 9 weeks and won the ARIA Best Jazz album of the year and their 3rd album ‘Gratitude and Grief; (2018) was nominated for the 2018 ARIA best Jazz album. 

This new album  - A SMALL SHY TRUTH - features the compositions of the three band members - National Jazz Award, ARIA Award winning and Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalist saxophonist/composer Zac Hurren, Freedman Jazz Fellowship winning and National Jazz Award finalist guitarist Benjamin Hauptmann and 5 x ARIA, AWMA, AIR and APRA award winning musician Katie Noonan. Also on the album is bassist Jonathan Zwartz, a  luscious string quartet with arrangements penned by some of Australia finest composers - Iain Grandage, Joe Chindamo and Steve Newcomb, and Michael himself reading his poetry.

This special Elixir concert featuring the new album will see the Elixir trio gracing the Trinity Sessions stage for the first time.

 

Supporting Elixir will be new Adelaide favourites Laurel who wowed a sold out Trinity Sessions crowd at the recent Lofty Mountain Band concert with their beautiful voices and exquisite harmonies.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $55 (+BF)

2024 Concerts 

Friday 19 January 7.30pm

Mahalia Barnes and the Soul Mates
with Kelly Menhennett

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Powerhouse souls and blues; back at Trinity Sessions after two sold out shows. Don't miss out this time. 

Mahalia Barnes has been in and around music her entire life. Throughout her childhood years she was exposed to everything from Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett to Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, all of which helped shape her into the powerhouse soul and blues vocalist that has jaws dropping every time she picks up a mic. Mahalia and her band, The Soul Mates, have released three albums (including 'Ooh Yea! - The Betty Davis Songbook' with Joe Bonamassa) and consistently play to capacity crowds around the country.

In addition to her solo projects, she has performed on various international tours with Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, Mavis Staples, Bryan Adams and Tom Jones.

This show sees Mahalia performing original songs plus the music that has shaped her life and music career. Be prepared to be blown away with the breadth and power of her voice and music and the depth of her musical knowledge.

With special guest Kelly Menhennett.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $40

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