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Blow The Man Down: Hue Blanes and Oliver Mann

  • Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew, VIC, 3101 Australia (map)

This is the debut performance of a collaborative original work by these two highly regarded, fascinating and famously hard to pin down young musicians, working together here for the first time.

Both are gifted composers and singers and despite their different musical pathways; Hue coming largely from a jazz base whilst Oliver has n classical and opera foundation; they are both known for their expansive and multilingual musical explorations, bending and exploring genres in new and beautiful ways.

This new song cycle sees Hue Blanes composing and on piano whilst Oliver Mann brings his rich and nuanced bass baritone. The show uses the traditional Lieder opera style to explore themes of loneliness, longing and the miraculous mundanity of being human. Hue’s deeply reflective perceptual gift for illuminating the everyday in his songs, combined with Oliver’s heartfelt and fully alive singing, makes for a show that is a rare and shining thing; disturbing in the best way, funny and tragic.

Cost: $33 Tickets, $27 Concession


Duration: 90 minutes
Interval: Yes
Refreshments: Events Bar open

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