Blake Scott, Rory Maher

When

7:00 pmFriday, 19 February

Where

Gasometer

484 Smith St, Collingwood

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Blake Scott released his debut album Niscitam last year. Better known as a member of The Peep Tempel, Blake is revered for his character driven lyrics and pointed songwriting, evident across the band’s three critically acclaimed albums.

In its review of the album, The Saturday Paper stated, “Blake Scott’s new solo album, Niscitam, shows off his prowess as one of Australia's most important songwriters.” The Australian described the album as a “quintessential and challenging yet wholly rewarding career-best effort.” Niscitam was heralded by The Guardian Australia as one of the best Australian albums of 2020 and was nominated for the 2020 Australian Music Prize.

Blake will take to the stage at The Gasometer Hotel and will be joined by his band Jacey Ashton, Nick Finch and Olivia Bartley (Olympia) who all performed on Niscitam.

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Rory Maher grew up immersed in music on both sides of his family. Inevitably, he fell in love with performing. He began singing and playing piano, his first songs inspired by songwriting idols such as Joni Mitchell and Regina Spektor, before venturing into the world of alternative pop and r&b, emulating artists such as James Blake, Sufjan Stevens and BANKS. His first single I Love You (At Least Until the Drugs Wear Off) blends the vocal purity of artists such as Mitchell and Spektor with the sonic modernity of Blake and BANKS. His upcoming projects continue to prioritise clever prose, lush harmonies and 80's inspired sounds, always with a slightly perverse sense of humour.

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