40 The Corso Manly
Wednesday March 21st
A new voice in Australian independent music, born and bred country girl Katie Thorne specialises in groove-driven guitar and piano melodies carried by rich vocals. Based in both Central and Coastal NSW, Katie draws inspiration from the city’s live music scene, exploring various genres to inform her own personal brand of eclectic soul.
Kim Griffin is a Sydney based singer/songwriter. Through her songs she questions her own assumptions and explores where humanity ends and society begins.Her music is a mix of genres ranging from popular and folk to country and indie. The music feels intimate and the lyrics are to the fore. Kim has been writing at a prolific rate since a young age. In her set you will find songs that were written ten years ago alongside music that is only a few weeks old. The result is a range of styles from bitter sweet to naïve, energetic enthusiasm.Whether she is singing about lost friendships or how cool birds are, there is always that sense of honesty and closeness that makes live music so special.
Dane’s musical career started as a teenager in his friend’s garage in Northern NSW. Predominantly a guitar player at first, Dane began singing and songwriting a few years later. Dane recorded his debut EP “Fuzzy Thoughts and the Monster’s Delirium”, which was completed in 2016. As well as being his debut recording, and a work of love, there is also a lot of personal history behind each of these songs. Now located in Sydney, Dane enjoys playing gigs at various pubs and cafes and sharing his musical talents.
Primrose will be performing their debut gig, blending blues and rock for a hearty chunk of gold for your ears. Having played together as a group no longer than a few weeks, they’re eager to get their feet on the stage and eyes on the crowd. On vocals is Mike Kitchen (rules), guitar duties goes to Charles and Ben, Nico is slapping some bass, and beating the drums is our Swiss army Knife – Ash Morse.
Some nice things people have said about us so far:
“The closest you’ll ever get to hearing gods mate” – Malcolm Turnbull
“You sound great” – Ben’s mum