Kingston’s new live music hub helps musicians get back on stage
After a dark 18 months for Melbourne’s live music industry, there is finally some light as Kingston Arts launches its new live music program, Live at City Hall.
The program, hosted in the iconic Kingston City Hall at Moorabbin, is set to draw some of Australia’s premiere music acts to Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs including Regurgitator, Kate Ceberano and Isaiah Firebrace.
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said Kingston Arts is incredibly proud to be supporting local and interstate musicians to get back up on stage through its Live at City Hall program.
“We hope the local community will embrace the opportunity to once again enjoy Melbourne’s vibrant music scene so close to home. Kingston is already home to some of the country’s most talented performers, and we are also thrilled to attract musicians from all over Australia for the new star-studded Live at City Hall program, making great live music more accessible to Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs,” Cr Staikos said.
Live at City Hall launches on Friday 30 July, with 90s indie rock band Regurgitator performing hits such as Polyester Girl, Regurgitator – ! (The Song Formerly Known As) and Black Bugs. Still touring and flooring it, more than ever they are extending the vitality of their live performances, infusing them with exuberance, mania and their unique mashed up motion of rock, punk, electro, funk and pop vibes.
Following on, the fantastic Kate Ceberano performs on Saturday 31 July with Ben Butler, sharing an evening of pop, jazz and soul classics. Kate is a diverse and creative tour-de-force, possessing one of the great voices of her generation.
2016 X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace is performing on August 13. This up-and-coming music superstar represented Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest (finishing in the top 10) and is signed to Sony Music Australia. Isaiah’s debut single has broken records with It’s Gotta Be You going Double Platinum in Australia, Platinum in Norway and Sweden and Gold in Denmark, and is now notching up over 253 million international streams.