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Triple Bill: Mike Nock, Surfing Soundwaves & Believe

February 18 @ 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm

The Great Club
Surfing Soundwaves

“music-making without a safety net, and it’s clear that Nock and Pike—didn’t need one.”

– All About Jazz
Two generations of Australian music come together in the music of Mike Nock and Laurence Pike.
Ethereal, inventive, humorous, and atmospheric: these are postcards from a shared journey between two distinct voices in Australian music.
Mike Nock | Piano
Laurence Pike | Drums
Surfing Soundwaves

“hypnotic grooves emerge and transform into different feels, constantly resetting and rebuilding”

– Loudmouth magazine
Freyja Garbett’s latest project ‘Surfing Soundwaves’ is an immersive journey through rich bio-sonic textures inspired by the ocean.
The physical, mental and emotional link between musical improvisation and surfing are concepts that have long been pondered by musicians and lovers of waves. Many surfers have drawn a philosophical connection between these disciplines.
Freyja Garbett’s ‘Surfing Soundwaves’ is the first step in her journey to creating music that encapsulated and audiates the synthesis between music and surfing.
Freyja’s ambient, dreamlike and soothing compositions empower her talented band with the space and freedom to drastically manipulate the music live on stage. Join us, as they “surf the changes”.
“Just as no two jazz solos are alike, neither are two waves ever identical, and good surfers or jazz musicians find renewal and inspiration in the spirit of improvisation” – Tom Schnabel, 2014
Freyja Garbett | Compositions, keys, piano, voice
Max Alduca | Double Bass
Tully Ryan | Drums
Cameron Deyell/Laurence Pike

“Full of morphing grooves and moods of imminent revelation, it’s a quicksilver delight”

– The Observer
After years exploring the outer reaches of experimental music, electro-acoustic explorations and broad-lensed improvisation, four of Sydney’s jazz lovers return to a classic format with fresh ears.
A quartet of substantial depth and experience, this new group is on the search for acoustic and spiritual resonance in a digital age. A collective act of faith in narrative process and the possibility of otherness in our world.
Peter Farrar | Alto Saxophone
Novak Manojlovic | Piano
Clayton Thomas | Double Bass
Laurence Pike | Drums


February 18
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Great Club
160-164 Livingstone Rd
Marrickville, NSW 2204 Australia
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