Much loved Australian folk singer-songwriter Christopher Coleman performs at Americana Music Festival in September, which has followed a huge six months that included the release of his debut album, sold out shows around Australia, and a 19-date solo run in New Zealand.
Known for his exuberant and charming stage presence, Coleman traverses folk, blues and rock, weaving evocative, narrative driven songs, cheeky stage banter, and audience sing-a-longs for a show that has been described as “an incredible hour of organic, seemingly effortless, and inspiring music” (Aphra Magazine)and “captivating and mesmerising, making it easy to become lost in Coleman’s world”(The AU Review).
Coleman's debut album opened at number 3 on the Australian iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts, and has been met with rave reviews in Australia, including “the best debut album I’ve heard in the last 10 years” (independentaustralia. net),“this is a sort of Tasmanian version of a younger Neil Young and Friends” (Get Shot Magazine) and “their music immediately draws you in, with smooth vocals, compelling songwriting and catchy melodies that fascinate and leave you wanting more”(Beat Magazine).
Christopher Coleman Collective - Go Home
Christopher Coleman Collective - Another Sailors Love Song - Moon Mountain Sessions
Lulu Paige-Turner’s passion and creativity come together in an invigorating and mesmerising theatrical performance.
A multi-instrumentalist showcasing versatility with violin, guitar, vocal and percussion, Lulu curates a dynamic display with her band ‘Lulu and the Paige-Turners’, that at times grows to a 12-piece combination of band and mini-orchestra.
Contemporary sounds and sweet melodies meet cabaret-esque rhythm and vocal attitude that draws listeners into Lulu’s world. As she lets you in to this world, a playfulness and somewhat fragility emerges to present a compelling naivety to her character that adds to Lulu’s alluring persona and live performance.
"This solid debut throws you into the world of growing up - drinking, socialising, making mistakes. With the prominent lyrics you are in an almost rock opera setting about finding love, feeling jealous, taking flight, being knocked down, getting up again. It is all there. Noteworthy is the mark left by producer Magoo, who has polished the jaunty, oft anthemic collection to glide along with a big production smile on its dial." ★★★★½ - Sydney Morning Herald
"They led with current single, Full Friends, and Jealousy, bright and chunky throwbacks to infectious late ‘90s Australian alt-rock (think Jebadiah, but much better). It took about half a song for the small dance floor to fill up, and it perfectly reflected the change in energy coming off the stage. It was a tight but friendly performance full of snappy riffing and warm songwriting. If there’s any justice, these guys are set to be big. Like real big." - themusic.com.au - live review.
107 Projects is a vibrant arts hub located in Redfern, Sydney.
107 Projects plays host to a hive of arts creation and presentation that includes a gallery and live performance venue, artist studios, community workshop spaces and a permaculuture rooftop garden! Plus a cafe and bar.
Dario Phillips undertakes the role of Development Manager.