Scene News: Charlie Marshall single launch at The Spotted Mallard Sat 6th June

One of Melbourne’s most inventive songwriters of the past few decades singer, songwriter, science teacher and enthusiast Charlie Marshall (Harem Scarem/Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric) presents a unique personal vision, ‘Sublime – Songs of Science, Metaphysics and Ecology’ on Saturday 6th June at The Spotted Mallard. A musical, visual and spoken word exploration of the extraordinary world of Science and The Sublime. From the breadth of the universe and the eternity of deep time to the infinitesimal world of the atom. From the superorganism of the Gaia Hypothesis to the symbiosis within our cells. From Chaos theory to the challenge of climate change and a new understanding of science and society.

CM and the CMsFor this special event Charlie takes on the role of science communicator in the tradition of his heroes Brian Cox, Carl Sagan and David Attenborough. As well as performing songs with his band The Curious Minds (Clare Moore – Drums, Bryan Colechin – Bass, Tim Deane – Keyboards and Troy Rogan – Cello) he will elucidate the concepts behind the songs and inspire the audience with his passion for science.

Accompanying Charlie and crew on this sublime journey will be acclaimed Melbourne poet Sean M. Whelan reading some of his mesmerising, science themed pieces, physicist and 3CR science presenter Chris Lassig providing expert input and physical demonstrations and a special guest appearance by brother Chris Marshall. Digital artists Thomas Ingram and Maize Wallin will also connect the live performance to interactive music visualisers to produce graphics based on the themes of the songs.

A full colour 20 page program booklet with song lyrics, poetic science concepts and images will be on sale on the night. Entry includes a free download of the new single ‘Curious Minds’.

Be sure to catch Charlie Marshall as he performs this very rare and intimate performance of ‘Sublime – songs of Science, Metaphysics and Ecology’ on Saturday 6th June at The Spotted Mallard. Presale tickets $15 + bf at

Read our Q&A with Charlie.