Vox Chops - In Real Life
After having experienced something of a metamorphosis through multiple lockdowns and masked rehearsals, Vox Chops vocal ensemble is returning to the stage at Brunswick Ballroom.
Drawn to meaningful lyrics and moving chord progressions, musical director Jolene Moran has hand picked a repertoire that while at times strays from the choir’s usual jazz theme, stays true to their roots in close harmony. This range of songs, many of which were learnt online, celebrate that despite the challenges of the past few years, the choir is back together IRL.
Expect acapella show stoppers, small group ensembles and stunning soloists accompanied by ripper jazz band, The Moonshine Whistlers.
The Cambodian Space Project plays the kind of music that makes you feel like you're in a movie…a Tarantino soundtrack, a Golden Harvest Bruce Lee movie… whatever it is, it’s the thing that has made CSP Cambodia’s most famous international music export. With 5 albums notched up, including the classic Detroit Sessions with Motown legend Dennis Coffey, The Cambodian Space Project has been at the forefront of an astonishing cultural revival and led a wave of great new music out of South East Asia. Hot’n’spicy indeed, CSP is featured in film and has toured the planet since founding members Julien Poulson and Khmer diva Kak Channthy first met in a Phnom Penh bar and jammed out a set of songs from Cambodia’s lost rock’n’roll of the 1960s. Now 2022, CSP returns to the stage in a spectacular fashion with funky rock opera The Rat Catcher of Angkor Wat making its world premiere at Oz Asia Festival in Adelaide, on October 28,29,20 and stopping for just one show only at Melbourne’s The Brunswick Ballroom 23/10/22 for a special launch party of brand new single “Space Cat” and a preview of The Cambodian Space Project with Khmer Australian vocalist Rachana Tanner.
The Cambodian Space Project’s first release since 2017 LP Spaced-Out in Wonderland is an audacious 8mins 44 seconds of pure, unadulterated, 1970’s funk! Just like the fictional Intrepid-class starship Voyager of the television series Star Trek, 2022 sees The Cambodian Space Project moving at warp speed into an entirely new galaxy of sonic bliss. Produced by guitarist Julien Poulson and Melbourne-based Julitha Ryan, The Cambodian Space Project 2022 is funky stuff! Rachana’s brilliant vocal style could even be described as “Cambodia Grace Jones” indeed a beautiful thing but at all times is uniquely Khmer, drawing from ancient cultural roots, and is immediately recognizable as “the sound of Cambodia”.
Don’t miss The Cambodian Space Project performing Cambodia’s Golden Era classics as well as a special preview of new music themed for The Rat Catcher of Angkor Wat at The Brunswick Ballroom Sunday, October 23, with special guest Julitha Ryan and her band.
"They're a great band, the singer is amazing, really beautiful, the guitars really jump out at you, very affecting, great stuff." – Nick Cave