GAME CHANGERS OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Come join us to celebrate the opening of Game Changers in fine electro style. This event will feature some of Tasmania's best female talent working across a range of electronic music, culminating in a headline set by the incredible Alice Ivy!
WHEN: Friday 3 November, 8 - 11pm
WHERE: Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre
ENTRY: $10 on the door (free for delegates) Tickets door sale only
Q.E. (aka Jacqueline Collyer) is a performer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Hobart, Australia. She was a founding member of Melbourne band 'KINS' and performed/toured extensively throughout Australia and the UK/EU. In 2014, Collyer released her debut solo record entitled 'In The Eyes Of The Other' to extremely positive reviews. “...a mysterious harp-filled odyssey of stormy gusts and ancient electronics.” - NME Magazine, “Brooding beneath gorgeous, dominating vocals... An ephemeral odyssey that often strays on the side of the darker and experimental; it is a truly impressive feat of production.” - hhhhappy.com. The album is a tapestry of musical styles, ranging from minimalist, ambient micro-works, to beat-driven, pop-inspired songs. Collyer wrote and produced the album on a farm in the historical Wiltshire countryside; amidst the turmoil of an ongoing visa battle with the UK Home Office.
Tasmanian alternative R&B duo Sumner (Chloe Wilson & Jack McLaine) have “developed a keen grasp of brooding, addictive melody” – (Mixdown Magazine). With their blend of detailed electronic production, rich acoustic sounds and honest lyrics, Sumner’s emotionally powerful songwriting continues to captivate a growing audience. Recently having supported the nationally acclaimed Vera Blue, Montaigne, Smith Street Band/Wil Wagner and performing at Party In the Paddock Festival and Falls Festival; Sumner are fast developing their live show, ready for the release of their debut EP in 2017.
Cal Young (The Scientists Of Modern Music, ASTA, KOWL) and Calypso Brown are electro-pop duo S L O W. Cal's production genius, coupled with Calypso’s mesmerising vocals, make magic happen through their collaborative synergy. SLOW make glossy, catchy, summer synth pop.
“Alice Ivy was pure joy... think old-school Kanye, The Avalanches and Mark Ronson rolled into one.” - triple j
“All the ingredients are present for Ivy to become the premier hip-hop/ RnB producer this generation NEEDS” – Pilerats
“an excellent musician, a strong performer, and one of the country's more exciting emergent artists.” – The Music
In the wake of inking an AU/NZ record deal with Dew Process / Universal Music Australia, delivering the closing performance at TEDx Youth’s Sydney conference and opening for UK rising star Billie Eilish in this month, Melbourne-based beatmaker Alice Ivy serves up her brand-new single ‘Be Friends’
Three-and-a-half minutes of sun-drenched synths and crunchy drums expertly adorned by Adelaide-based emcee and one half of Man Made Mountain, Cazeaux O.S.L.O. as well as Singaporean singer Tim De Cotta with whom Ivy forged a friendship with while touring there in ’16. The track premiered on the airwaves via triple j’s Goodnights.
"When I wrote 'Be Friends' I wanted to capture that endless rush of excitement you get from listening to the music of Motown. I'm stoked to have worked with two exceptional artists on this one. I've always had heaps of time for 'Man Made Mountain' so working with Cazeaux O.S.L.O was like ticking something off the bucket list. I met Tim Di Cotta whilst on tour in Singapore last year, as I was watching him perform I was thinking holy hell I need to work with this guy - he sounds like Justin Timberlake! The combination of the two have made for a really special combo and I'm super stoked to be putting this record out into the world"
In March 2017, Alice Ivy released the blissed-out, electronic single 'Get Me A Drink' featuring Sydney’s E^ST and Melbourne rapper Charlie Threads on shared vocal duties which The Age placed at #8 in their “Best Songs Of 2017 So Far”. The track was added to high rotation at triple j as well as earned her acclaim from across the country with the likes of Zan Rowe declaring in a recent interview with Stoney Roads “Her production is really exciting and every song she’s uploaded to Unearthed has been stronger than the last”.
The past 18-months have seen Alice Ivy perform more than 80 shows in 4 continents including lead supports for the likes of Oh Wonder (UK), Billie Eilish (UK) Urthboy’s national “Crushing Hard” tour, Remi and E^ST. She also completed two sold-out Australian headline tours, maiden dates in the USA and Singapore, Canadian Music Week PLUS a stack of summer festivals including Splendour In The Grass, St Kilda Festival, Listen Out, Strawberry Fields, Paradise Music Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival 2016, NYE On The Hill 2016, Pitch Music Festival 2017, Groovin’ The Moo 2017 and VIVID 2017.
In September, Alice Ivy embarks on Listen Out festival nationally as well as The Plot, Karova Carpark Fest with Illy and Spit Syndicate in October with plans to release her debut album before the year’s end.