NEWS & EVENTS
In these constrained times, when the pandemic continues to stop live music (amongst other things), perhaps you've been thinking that some of our taxes might be better spent in extending support for the arts rather than on stuff like, say, a fleet of ludicrously expensive fleet of nuclear submarines? If so, you may be interested in this campaign FUND THE ARTS. You might also be interested in this timely research and discussion paper from the Australia Institute titled Creativity in Crisis.
Work will soon commence on renovations at Fleming Park, including improvements to Cross Street Music Hall and the surrounding landscape.
Moreland Council has installed this new temporary mural to liven up the worksite, created by local artists Steph Hughes and Alice Glenn. Amongst other things, the mural tips its hat to Moreland Band legends Hugh McNiven and Jim Cuomo.
Moreland Band regulars Dan Nilsson and Tom Williams perform in this special album launch event at Cross Street on Saturday 27th March.
A night of funky Blues-Rock from the BLUE STONE ANGELS, as well as some funky fusion from the Herbert Collective.
Limited audience capacity. Tickets available through eventbrite here
"PLAY SOMETHING WE DON'T KNOW"
Dancing with the ghost of James Cuomo
A special event for the 2021 Brunswick Music Festival
Wednesday 10 March, 7.30pm
MCB Phoenix Project and illustrious guest artists
Book tix in advance to avoid disappointment:
Internationally renowned composer and musician Jim Cuomo (1945-2018) spent his late years in Melbourne, creating work for the MCB Phoenix Project and other local groups. Jim’s work encompassed diverse musical idioms including jazz, psychedelic electronica and world music. Mentored by avant-garde giant John Cage, Jim went on to create music, tell stories and play chess with illustrious artists from all around the world.
More info here
A VERY MORELAND CHRISTMAS, 2020
MCB Phoenix Project, under the direction of Eugene Ball, presents a suite of Christmas tunes in a special short film produced by Moreland City Council. 'A Very Moreland Christmas' was produced in lieu of the regular Carols by the Lake event.
Featuring star performances by singers Kutcha Edwards, Kylie Audist and Sarah Ward (aka Yana Alana), the film can be viewed here.