Sunday 28 April
Afternoon tea from 2:30pm, Concert at 3:30pm.

Blue & Sentimental and The String Contingent

From Here or Somewhere Else

A Prelude in Tea Concert.

A spectacular double bill of music arrives at the Independent Theatre on April 28th where guitar and accordion duo Blue and Sentimental meet highly prolific chamber-folk super group The String Contingent.

Single Tickets: Adult $49, Concession/Under 30 $32, Student $22, Child $17. Afternoon tea included.


Concession: 3 Concert Subscription: $87, 6 Concert Subscription: $165,12 Concert Subscription: $306

Adult: 3 Concert Subscription: $132, 6 Concert Subscription: $249, 12 Concert Subscription: $468

Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent have a unique sound that confidently walks the line between folk, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. In 2018, Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass) with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) took a road less travelled along the Savannah Way from Cairns (Qld) to Broome (WA) to deepen their experience of Australia and form the basis of their sixth album, From Here or Somewhere Else. The album captures some of the landscape, isolation, history, beauty and peacefulness of the places they visited, along with musical ideas that were coloured by the trip. Chris and Holly will be launching the album with special guest Rachel Johnston, who was a member of the Australian String Quartet for seven years and has become one of Australia's best-known and most versatile cellists. Blue and Sentimental are an Australian jazz duo from Sydney featuring Emily-Rose Sarkova (Accordion & vocals) and Luke Chapman (Guitar). Inspired by a mutual love of ‘gypsy jazz’, folk, tango, fusion, classical and all the in-betweens, their music is alive with the new sounds of originals as well as sentimental salutes to the old classics in jazz. Emily-Rose’s experiences are vast and varied having performed with ensembles such as the Aria award winning Monsieur Camembert, The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Latin Grammy nominated ‘Duo Ramirez Satorre, as well as writing and performing with her acclaimed ensembles Chaika and Tángalo. A classical piano graduate, she has travelled the world with her accordion and vocals, playing jazz, folk, tango and world music. Luke, freshly graduated in 2018 from the James Morrison Academy of Music, has held a passion for manouche and jazz guitar since the age of 13, when by chance, a guitarist living in their family’s caravan, by the name of Nigel Date, introduced him to the style. He has played at length with some of Australia’s best exponents of the genre, including George Washingmachine and Nigel Date, as well as names such as internationally renowned jazz trumpeters Leroy Jones and James Morrison.

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