Feature image by Charlie Hardy
Following the huge success of the SummerSalt concert series across Australia over past Summer seasons, taking place in some of the most picturesque locations around the country, Zaccaria Concerts & Touring have announced the next SummerSalt concert event for South Australians on the shores of the iconic Glenelg Beach.
SummerSalt has continued to deliver cream of the crop artists to the great Australian outdoors, and this stellar line up shapes up to be one of the best featuring: MISSY HIGGINS, THE CAT EMPIRE, BOY AND BEAR, L.A.B, MONTAIGNE & EMILY WURRAMARA.
Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins has enjoyed phenomenal success with her irresistible melodies and ‘arrow through the heart’ lyrics, delivered by a striking voice that clearly means it. After touring the globe with her undeniable songs and unforgettable live performances, Missy’s highly acclaimed albums ‘The Sound Of White’ (ARIA Album Of The Year featuring the hits ‘Scar’, ‘Ten Days’ and ‘The Special Two’), ‘On A Clear Night’ (featuring North American Top 20 airplay hit ‘Where I Stood’ plus Australian #1 single ‘Steer’), ‘The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle’ (featuring ‘Everyone’s Waiting’ and ‘Hello Hello’) and ‘Solastalgia’ (featuring radio favourite ‘Futon Couch’) have sold over two million copies globally.
In 2019, Missy embarked on the Coming Home Tour, a national co-headlining tour of Australia with John Butler Trio+ at venues including Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, as well as two sold-out shows at the Sydney Opera House forecourt. She also wrote a number of original songs for the acclaimed ABC TV show ‘Total Control’. The show became the highest rated new Australian TV drama of the year. Missy began 2020 by releasing new single ‘Carry You’ written by Tim Minchin for his TV show ‘Upright’, which peaked at #5 in iTunes.
Celebrated as one of the world’s best festival bands, The Cat Empire delivers a spectacular live show, legendary for making their vast global audience dance. This is your opportunity to gather your friends and family and get your dancing shoes ready for their live shows around Australia this summer. Expect The Cat Empire’s genre-embracing anthems, high-energy performance, and joyful sounds to elevate your post-COVID spirits…the perfect soundtrack to an uplifting night under the stars.
Says Felix Riebl “By the time we step on to the SummerSalt stage, it will have been 12 months since we have been on tour, so you cannot imagine how excited we are to play live again with this brilliant line-up of artists.”
2019 saw Boy & Bears triumphant return to the international touring circuit to promote the release of their album ‘Suck on Light’ which was rated by triple j’s Richard Kingsmill in his top 10 albums of the year. An acoustic album of some of their favourite tracks followed in September 2020, with the band returning to the studio to write more music and work on new creative pursuits they have in the pipeline. Celebrated for their unique sound, rich harmonies, and trademark warmth and charisma, Boy & Bear take to stages around Australia late summer delivering the musicianship and connection that their live audiences have come to love throughout their career.
“We cannot wait to be playing together again, alongside other great Australian live bands, in what will be the biggest outdoor Australian tour this summer” said Dave Hosking.
The pedigree and musicianship of L.A.B is undeniable. L.A.B was founded by the legendary Kora brothers. The L.A.B sound is one which has seen them quickly become a fan favourite on the live circuit – trademark Kora grooves combining with Adams-Tamatea’s reggae/dub experience, and Shadbolt’s blues roots to create a sound entirely their own. Each member brings their own individual styles to the table & the result is an eclectic mix of reggae, electronic, blues, funk, and reggae, even heading into country at points.
Since their inception, L.A.B have already performed at almost every major festival across NZ, alongside multiple sold-out headline tours of Australia. Released in November 2017, L.A.B’s self-titled debut showcased the multiple sides to the L.A.B sound. Upon its release, the album went straight to No. 1 on the iTunes Album Charts, has spent over 100 weeks in the New Zealand Top 20 Album charts since release, and has been certified Platinum. The second album is, as the title suggests, the second chapter in the L.A.B story, seeing a further 12 genre-bending tracks, and showing a band further honing their eclectic sound. Since release, the album has spent over 80 weeks in the New Zealand Top 20 Album charts and has also been certified Gold. Summer 2019 saw the band perform massive festival slots at One Love, Rhythm & Vines and Soundsplash.
The voice of the new generation, Sydney based artist Montaigne (born Jess Cerro) at only 24 has become a major name in Aussie indie music. The past few years have seen her recognised for her work with multiple spots on the triple j’s Hottest 100, an ARIA award for ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ and a further nomination for ‘Best Female Artist’ in 2016, plus J-Award nominations. Her debut album ‘Glorious Heights’ (produced by Tony Buchen) hit the charts at #4 and her sophomore album ‘COMPLEX’ was released in 2019 to rave reviews.
Montaigne has played notable festivals like Splendour in the Grass, Lost Paradise, Woodford Folk Festival, Groovin the Moo, Party in the Paddock, Field Day and WOMADelaide. Having opened for international acts like Cindy Lauper and Blondie, this young performer continues to garner high praise for her stunning live presence. Having taken out the Eurovision: Australia Decides 2020 competition with her single ‘Don’t Break Me’, Montaigne will represent Australia on the world stage at Rotterdam in May of 2021.
Emily Wurramara is a talented singer-songwriter from Groote Eylandt, an island off the coast of Australia’s Northern Territory, who is now based in Tasmania. Through her music, she shares stories of country, family and culture sung in English and her traditional language Anindilyakwa.
Her debut album Milyakburra is steeped in the sand, salt and concrete of her family, community, islands and all of the souls that have played a part in her journey so far. Milyakburra, released on Wantok Musik, was critically acclaimed and played widely on triple j & ABC radio amongst others. The album was nominated for the 2018 ARIA Award for ‘Best Blues and Roots Album’ and received four 2019 Queensland Music Award Nominations. The album also won the ‘Best Blues and Roots Album of the Year’ at the 2019 AIR Awards. Emily is in high demand to perform in Australia and internationally. Her new single, ‘Cruising’ to be released this summer, with her Sophomore album due out in 2021.
GLENELG BEACH, ADELAIDE
Sunday 14th February, 2021
Tickets on sale Tuesday 29th September
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