Melbourne Fringe Festival Now & Then: 1982 vs. 2012
Melbourne Fringe Festival turns 30 this year and has revealed an exciting program of free events to celebrate.
At the top of the list is Now and Then – 1982 vs 2012, a musical extravaganza bringing together musicians from the year of Fringe’s birth and the bright stars of today, performing songs from 1982 and now.
The Fringe Club in North Melbourne will play host to two nights of glory as the hottest backing band in town powers through a roster of tunes hand-picked by a group of amazing vocalists.
Taking the stage will be a hugely talented, diverse group of musicians including Paul Stewart (Painters and Dockers), Ian “Quincy” McLean (Blue Ruin, Scrap Museum), Angie Hart (Frente!, Holidays on Ice), Jae Laffer (The Panics), Cash Savage (Cash Savage and the Last Drinks), Phil Gionfriddo (Dynamo, Chrome Nips, Bowers), James O’Brien (The Boat People) and Jimmy Stewart (Clinkerfield).
Joining them will be the quirky and alluring Helen Croome of Gossling, jazz singer and composer Gian Slater, the exotic and soulful Stella Angelico, Xani Kolac from improvised contemporary music trio The Twoks, and Axolotl and the Bamboos member and blues temptress Ella Thompson.
Now and Then is a free event and takes place at the Fringe Club over two Thursday nights on the 4th and 11th of October from 9pm.
For more information, visit www.melbournefringe.com.au
Now and Then is proudly presented by Melbourne Fringe and Music Victoria- www.musicvictoria.com.au
The Fringe Club
North Melbourne Town Hall
Cnr Errol and Queensberry Streets,