The cream of Melbourne’s music community will come together to celebrate the 75th Birthday of musical genius Bob Dylan over three exciting shows at MEMO Music Hall St Kilda from 27-29 May.
Presented by Caravan Music and MEMO Music Hall, the fourth annual celebration of the music of Bob Dylan has been coordinated by respected guitarist and producer Shane O’Mara.
This year the line-up features an even number of male and female performers for the first time in the event’s history.
“The fact that we have more women singing Dylan this year was by design and not accident,” Shane said.
“Annual celebration shows like this continually need a point of difference to keep their loyal audiences coming back and to attract new fans. Reinterpretation is the key from the get-go – of the songs and the event itself.”
“We have a lot of great talent this year. Not that I can tell you who will be performing which Dylan song – the artists are still thrashing it out amongst themselves to see who will sing what. There will be some surprises in there for both the performer’s fans and Dylan fans alike. It is going to be a fantastic show.”
Singers paying homage to Dylan include: Angie Hart, Sime Nugent, Gallie, Suzannah Espie,Lisa Miller, Rebecca Barnard, Van Walker,Simon Bailey, Charles Jenkins and just- announced, Lucie Thorne. Special guest, the legendary Chris Wilson, joins the line-up on Saturday 27 May and Tex Perkins is special guest on Sunday 29 May.
The artists are backed by a handsome killer band led by Shane O’Mara (guitar): Stephen Hadley (bass), James Black (keys) and Ben Wiesner (drums), Ben Franz (pedal steel) and Jen Anderson (violin).
Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May: Doors Open 7.30pm, Showtime 8.40-11pm (with intermission)
Sunday 29 May: Doors Open 2.30pm, Showtime 3.30–6pm (with intermission)
Tickets all shows: Reserved Seats: $55.00 +bf, General Admin: $38.00 +bf, at the Door: $40.00 (if still available).
MEMO Music Hall: 88 Acland Street St Kilda, (at the rear of the RSL entry via Albert Street)