Thursday, March 23, 2017

COMING SOON | 2017


MUSIC & THEATRE 

Background: do to re-doing website  &  all social media pages, blogging has been bubbling in the background. All will change_very soon!



JAN

WALLIS BIRD [IRELAND] [MUSIC]  

LLOYD COLE at SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE [ENGLAND] [MUSIC]  

HAT FITZ & CARLA at THE BASEMENT [AUSTRALIA/IRELAND]  [MUSIC]  


FEBRUARY 


ANN VRIEND at THE BRASS MONKEY [CANADA] [MUSIC]  

CHASE THE SUN at THE FACTORY FLOOR [MUSIC]  

RUMOUR HAS IT at SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE [MUSICAL THEATRE]  
Starring: Naomi Price

LUKE KENNEDY at SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE [MUSIC]   

GEORGE  at TWILIGHT AT TARONGA  [MUSIC]  

SARAH DAFNE at SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE  [MUSIC]  

COOL BRITANNIA at SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE [MUSICAL THEATRE]
Starring: Lizzie Moore  



MARCH 

SHIRLEY VALENTINE  at SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE [MUSICAL THEATRE] Starring:  Mandi Lodge 

TEENAGE FANCLUB at TWILIGHT AT TARONGA [MUSIC]  

 INDIA ELECTRIC COMPANY at THE BASEMENT [MUSIC]  

MIDGE URE & INDIA ELECTRIC COMPANY at THE BASEMENT [MUSIC]  

PLATFORM SHORTS 2017 AT ANNANDALE CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE PART I [DANCE ]

PLATFORM SHORTS 2017 AT ANNANDALE CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE PART II [DANCE ]

IRISH MYTHEN [IRELAND/CANADA] at THE BRASS MONKEY [MUSIC]  


APRIL 

SARAH PARKIN at MIRANDA HOTEL [MUSIC]   

COUNTRY CLASSIC at SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE [MUSIC]    












Saturday, December 31, 2016

COMING SOON | 2016 PART II



2016 PART II 

OMEGA ENSEMBLE at CITY RECITAL HALL [X2] [MUSIC]  

O'SHEA at THE BASEMENT [MUSIC]  

FROM THE JAM at THE METRO THEATRE [ENGLAND] [MUSIC]  

GLEN HANSARD at SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE [IRELAND] [MUSIC]  

FRANCES MADDEN at THE BASEMENT [MUSIC]  

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The CURE | BAND MEMBERS | ROBERT SMITH

















GUITARS and VOCALS 1976–present


It just occurred to me, especially as its the year we lost David Bowie, that I'd been a fan long before I even knew The Cure and certainly they released any Albums.  I am essentially, from the same generation as Robert Smith and its no surprise that an artist from the previous generation, had been an influence, was common to both of us. I know that there are other artist, like Joy Division and equally other's that we would disagree on, from all sorts of reasons, I am sure too!  



It's also true I think, that whoever you find inspiring, entertaining and enjoyable to listen too, have influences from their childhood/youth, which are always worth checking out. And whether one likes or doesn't like the results, always changing, building on things from the past, is important, avoiding things becoming boring, predictable etc.  Whilst there are some common thematic and musical threads, in some albums, singles etc, The Cure's albums, always attempted to break the mould, of previous releases and the same, goes for live performances. 
ALBUMS[All]: Three Imaginary Boys | Seventeen Seconds | Faith | Pornography | The Top | Head on the door | Kiss me Kiss me Kiss me | Disintegration | Wish | Wilds mood Swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure | 4:13 Dream  


Postscript 



Other Instruments [live & studio] Keyboards, Synthesiser, Violin, percussion, flutes, cello

[Selected] Other bands|projects:

Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Glove

[Selected] Live & Studio Collaborations:
Yesterdays Gone [Song from Reeves Gabrels Album Ulyseses]
A Forest [The Cure Song] [Song & remix Blank & Jones]

[TBC] 

Reflectons VIVID Live 2011 | The first time I had opportunity to photography.
 



REFLECTIONS | Vivid Live | Sydney Opera House 2011

























The tour program: The Sydney shows, were intended to be one off, recorded, filmed and released.  They were so popular, that shows in London, New York and LA were also performed.  As part of a charity fund raiser, they intended to print a program for these additional shows and was asked to contribute images, from Sydney. Sadly, this didn't get done, in time for the tour and whilst disappointed, was glad to be asked!
The Blog Post http://davidvaggphotography.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/events-cure-reflections.html

The CURE | BAND MEMBERS | JASON COOPER

The CURE | BAND MEMBERS | JASON COOPER 

DRUMS and PERCUSSION 


1995–present




















ALBUMS Wild mood swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure | 4:13 Dream 
 


Jason has also appeared on a number of non-album singles, b-sides, live albums, videos and soundtrack songs, including the 1997 single Wrong Number (which also featured Reeve Gabrels first contribution to The Cure). 

In the shows performed by The Cure, Jason has been able to seamlessly perform, the large catalogue of songs, where he and other drummers, have contributed to the studio recordings. It never feels like or should it, that there is a need to compare, his performance, with others and something I generally think, is never helpful or wise (talking about individuals styles, techniques, equipment is great as musicians, but not if it feels like a competition).    


Postscript 

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1873623/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_2   Jason has written/co-written film + Tv scores, as well as playing on songs featured in film + Tv.

The CURE | BAND MEMBERS | ROGER O'DONNELL


The CURE | BAND MEMBERS | ROGER O'DONNELL  
KEYBOARDS and TAMBOURINE 1987–1990, 1995–2005, 2011–present

Albums Disintegration | Wild mood swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure

Roger, has also appeared on a number of non-album singles, b-sides, live albums, videos and soundtrack songs. He first toured, for the Kiss Me Kiss me Kiss me album [1987].  


Postscript


Solo work & Collaborations Roger has a well established solo body of work, which has included fully electronic work (including all Moog Synths), acoustic based collaborations, hybrid of the two, in both recorded, as well as live settings.  

Roger O'donnell Website   

Roger O'Donnell Facebook Page 





Roger's current keyboards &  Stand 




Website description of touring rig as at 2012 http://www.rogerodonnell.com/2012/06/news-55/


Talking synths in the period prior to Roger rejoining The Cure in 2011, I am remembering, we had a few myspace chats, about our various bits of synthesiser related gear (my first two bands and in the 1980's were as a synth player, analogue drum/bass programmer). I think the highlight, was when Roger said he remembered the model of mono synth (OSCar) I owned, which he said "looked like a car bumper", which was quite a fair, accurate and funny description. At no point did we talk about bands.