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Samassin, The Anecdote and Little Bee

  • The Skylark Room 351 Glenfern Road Upwey, VIC, 3158 Australia (map)


Samassin perform earthy, vibrant, innovative, eastern tinged compositions, with ancient rhythms and cinematic beauty. This is original music in a world fusion vein; highly detailed compositions, rich with exotic melodies and grooves, each piece a vivid and emotional journey. Written by composer/guitarist Kirsty Pittman and beautifully interpreted by the band, these enigmatic compositions draw on the influences of jazz, contemporary art music and traditional rhythmic and melodic ideas from the Middle-East and India. 
Samassin is completed by bass clarinettist Justin Lim, flautist Belinda Woods, percussionist Gustavo Moreno and Daniel Hoban on middle-eastern percussion.

The Anecdote are a captivating, virtuosic, and fire-spirited acoustic trio. Featuring cello, trumpet, percussion and soaring vocals, their performances weave spells of incantatory magic. The music is a marriage of painstakingly sculptured songs, poetic lyrics, fiery improvising and spacious interweaving, drawing from elements of folk, world music, reggae and jazz. Throughout their careers, members of The Anecdote have performed and recorded with such musical luminaries as Gotye, Dan Kelly, Jeff Lang, Gareth Liddiard, Greg Arnold and Dallas Frasca. 

From the East of Melbourne comes mellow-folk duo, Little Bee. In their music, you can hear traces of Angus and Julia Stone, The Milk Carton Kids and Tinpan Orange. Their harmonized vocals, ear catching instrumentation and engaging song writing creates the foundation for their captivating approach. Bethany Peele and Bryce Turcato formed the group in 2016, forging their musical abilities to create a sound that is warm and unique. As individual artists, Bethany Peele and Bryce Turcato have toured nationally and internationally, rounding their experiences as professional musicians. Having played numerous Music Festivals around the country, Little Bee are leaving crowds smiling wherever they go.

Earlier Event: February 24
Parkville EP Launch
Later Event: March 1
Shane Nicholson with Imogen Clark