Earth Hour Unplugged @ Hilton Sydney
‘The Hello Morning’ to play acoustic set at Marble Bar
Melbourne rockers coming to Sydney for ‘Earth Hour Unplugged'
Melbourne’s coolest rock and roll sextet, The Hello Morning (‘Band to Watch’, 4 stars, Rolling Stone Feb 2012) is set to play a one-night-only acoustic set at Marble Bar on Saturday March 31, 8.30pm.
The Hello Morning
Earth Hour Unplugged – acoustic set in candlelight
Marble Bar, Underground, Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Saturday March 31, 8.30pm – 9.30pm (during Earth Hour)
The gig, ‘Earth Hour Unplugged’, is to support the global WWF initiative, Earth Hour, where the world switches off its lights for an hour to show support for reducing our environmental impact. It’s set to be a ‘not-to-be-missed’ Marble Bar gig and a spotlight Sydney event for Earth Hour 2012.
Free to the public, those lucky enough to secure their spot in the bar will be asked to make an Earth Hour pledge via the wall of the Marble Bar Facebook page on the night (e.g. “I pledge to take shorter showers!”), with The Hello Morning picking their favourites and making their own pledges on the night too.
Starting out as Melbourne’s best kept secret, The Hello Morning is a secret no more, having released their self-titled debut album to rave reviews in February this year. They continue to draw attention and garner critical acclaim for their unique, soulful rock sound with a pop twist and exceptional live performances. Selected to launch the Triple J Unearthed digital radio station, their loyal following is growing by the day.
With a sound, energy and presence that when performed acoustically is set to ignite Marble Bar and its original, 118-year old features, lead vocalist Steven Clifford is keyed up to play amongst the bar’s famous marble arches. He says, “We have had such a phenomenal year so far and the response to our new album has been incredible. To be selected to play for a fantastic initiative like Earth Hour Unplugged, in a live music venue like Marble Bar - host to legends in music over the decades, is just fantastic and we cannot wait.”
Beginning as a songwriting partnership between Steven Clifford (vocals/guitar) and Matt Smith (guitar/vocals) in 2004, The Hello Morning has evolved to a six-piece force that is turning heads in Australia and around the globe. The band comprises Steven Clifford, Matt Smith, Joe Cope (keyboard), Dave Maton (guitar), Dave Oxley (bass) and Matthew Vance (drums/percussion).
The Hello Morning’s debut album was released last month and their first track, ‘Stone Cold Lover’ is out now on iTunes. To view the official video clip for Stone Cold Lover, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSVYcDd1kZU.
“Armed to the teeth with songs elegantly robust and organically haunting, carrying the old guard swoon of acts like The Band and Neil Young, along with the determined swagger of newer blues statesmen My Morning Jacket, The Hello Morning live and breathe their craft.”
- NME, October 2011
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