FEATURING BRIAN RITCHIE, CHRISTINE JOHNSTON WITH PETER NELSON AND TRENT ARKLEYSMITH, SAMUEL PANKHURST AND RITCHIE DANIELL
Presented by BLEACH*
Original concept by Big hART
Off the back of our sold-out 2022 event, Acoustic Life of Sheds returns!
Jump in the car and traverse along winding roads, venturing deep into the lush Currumbin Valley, where this year’s musical adventure awaits. Housed in iconic rural sheds—their unique history embedded into the tapestry of each space—the intimate concerts celebrate the hidden stories of their stage. With site-specific works performed in each of the different sheds, this melodic road trip is a true bucket list experience.
Location and driving route provided with booking.
Long-time musical soulmates Ritchie Daniell and Samuel Pankhurst have worked together for nearly 20 years. They're as comfortable scoring short films as they are touring internationally with Indie rock/pop artists. As a rhythm section they've worked with the greats of jazz and improvised music in Australia and Internationally.
Christine Johnston combines vocal performance and music with her visual arts background in creating stand out performance work. Known for her particular bent on humour, dramatic visual style, bird-calls and musical saw, she has created a diverse range of works touring nationally and internationally. Along with self-devised theatre works and characters, including Madame Lark, she is also co-creator of the multi-award-winning comedic trio The Kransky Sisters. BLEACH* Festival 2023 will see Christine reuniting with her beloved music collaborators/co-composers Peter Nelson and Trent Arkleysmith.
Violent Femmes bass guitarist Brian Ritchie knows how to rock a stage—so expect nothing but the best from him at the Acoustic Life Of Sheds. With three solo albums under his guitar strings, his stage prowess and lyrical ability makes his performances one-of-a-kind.
Acoustic Life of Sheds is a driving experience, where audience members travel to four different performance locations (private residences) and enjoy music-based performances by different artists. Audiences travel by car to each location and then must exit the car and move to the performance location on each site in order to enjoy the performance. Where possible, car parks may be able to be reserved for patrons with specific accessibility needs. This should be arranged with the BLEACH* team prior to ticket purchase.
The event takes place outdoors and in the elements, with minimal seating provided. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own picnic rug or camping chair to enjoy each performance.
Audience members will be required to traverse across several different types of terrain to reach each shed. The distance varies between locations, but can take up to 3 minutes between the parking site and the performance. At least two of the locations require travelling up a gravel driveway with a steep incline.
Patrons with access requirements, particularly those with mobility needs are strongly encouraged to contact our friendly BLEACH* team, who can provide details specific to any access requirements the patron may have.
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Currumbin Valley QLD 4223
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.