The People's Republic is incredibly proud to have been asked by one of Australia's finest and most popular musicians to host the launch of his first novel and a performance to celebrate its publication,
so we encourage our friends not to miss...
CHRIS ABRAHAM [Piano] with special guest JIM DENLEY
SUNDAY 21st APRIL Commencing at 7.30 p.m. [doors at 7]
After a stint as a music venue proprietor, Geoff Maddox is getting on with his life: managing his complex domestic situation; visiting the local shopping mall: and socialising with the regulars at the Stella Maris Hotel. This routine is disrupted by a fateful encounter with a young dancer, Amber, and the reappearance of an unsavoury character from his past. His life is rerouted into an undisciplined quest to fulfil his desire and prove himself. Maddox is a fast-paced, blackly comic ride around the inner workings of a man with time on his hands."
CHRIS WILL BE JOINED BY THE GREAT JIM DENLEY TO CELEBRATE THE PUBLICATION OF "MADDOX" AND THEY WILL BE PERFORMING A COUPLE OF SPECIAL SETS FOR US AS THE MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING
The novel will be available for sale and signing at a very special price on the night
Chris's Wikipedia entry needs some updating, I think... "Chris Abrahams has been a member of the Benders, Laughing Clowns, and The Necks. He has recorded several solo albums, as well as collaborations with Melanie Oxley from the Sparklers. Abrahams has also been a session musician on albums for artists such as The Church, The Whitlams, Midnight Oil, Wendy Matthews, Skunkhour andSilverchair. Chris produced and arranged the music for the Australian film "The Tender Hook" which was released in 2008.
Some of Abrahams music is experimental in nature — The Necks are an improvisational trio and Abraham's performance at the Room40 Tenth Anniversary in London was labelled "ambient", "free-jazz" and "industrial noise" by (UK) Financial Times reviewer, Mike Hobart. Chris Reid from RealTime Arts Magazine wrote of his Germ Studies collaboration with Clare Cooper, an organiser of the NOWnow Festival who played the Chinese zither on the album, that "it represents an extensive investigation into the endless range of sounds that can be created by combining the venerable DX7 synthesiser and the even more venerable Chinese zither, the guzheng [...] a deep exploration of musical language"
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