“All my profits will be donated to the Upper Main Arm community flood relief go fund me.”
Harry James Angus
Silence is a powerful thing for a musician. For one as prolific and restless as Harry James Angus, a whole year of emptiness can change the game in strange ways.
“The home-time COVID imposed on me was at first very disturbing, because like a lot of people, it was the ruination of all my plans,” he says. “But then something really good happened. Without that crazy cycle of making music and launching it and doing gigs and tours and festivals and all that strategic career stuff… all that was left was me and my creativity.”
For the first time in 20 years, since he hitched his trumpet to a promising jazz party band called the Cat Empire in his hometown of Melbourne, “I remembered what it felt like when creativity is just a game,” he says. “It’s like playtime. You make music not because you’ve got a plan, but because it’s fun.”
Followers is the first taste of where that playtime might be leading. A serpentine sideways dance of drums, piano and trumpet with echo-chamber call-and-response vocals, it’s a song about social media’s churning kaleidoscope of second-hand views. “Original thought and opinions are harder to come by,” Harry observes. “It’s harder to arrive at the truth.”
To celebrate the release Harry will be playing shows right across the east coast and further afield.
This concert is presented by Great Southern Nights in association with Story Baker and Byron Theatre
Great Southern Nights is a celebration of live music that takes place right across New South Wales.
The dynamic event features hundreds of COVID-safe performances at live music venues across Greater Sydney and regional NSW in March and April 2022.
Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) to stimulate the revival of the State’s live music, entertainment and hospitality sectors, and in turn the NSW visitor economy, in response to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, please visit greatsouthernnights.com.au.
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7.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Event Bar open
8.00pm – Theatre doors open
8.30pm – An Evening with Harry James Angus
10.0pm – Event concludes (Includes interval)