|In 2010 Ben Sherman return to present their annual live music love-in; the Ben Sherman Big British Sound. Following the huge success of the Big British Sound’s debut in Sydney last year, Ben Sherman have decided to take the show on the road, and will host the Big British Sound in Melbourne, as well as Sydney, for the first time this year.
What is the Ben Sherman Big British Sound exactly? Each year Ben Sherman selects a range of the best emerging artists in Australian independent music to come together and celebrate Ben Sherman’s British music heritage. Each band throws one or two covers into their set from British artists they are influenced by, or who they simply dig.
The result is a line up of Australia’s best up and coming musicians, and a chance for fans to capture one or two special moments of these artists in a new light.
The 2009 event saw some startling sets from artists including Tame Impala, Art vs Science, Little Red, Jack Ladder and The Seabellies. Tame Impala’s cover of ‘Remember Me’ was one of the more compelling moments of the night, the track making it into 2009’s Triple J Hottest 100.
Ben Sherman has been intrinsically involved with British music since its beginning in the 60’s. The brand has been synonymous with the sounds of punk, nu-wave and beyond with artists and bands including The Clash, New Order, Pulp, The Kinks, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Paul McCartney, Style Council, Morrisey and many more supporting the Ben Sherman brand on stage and in their everyday lives.
The Big British Sound is a chance for Ben Sherman to make a connection between its support of UK music past, and Australian music present.
This year’s events see an amazing array of talent including Bertie Blackman, Whitley, Jonathan Boulet, Fergus Brown, Pikelet, Big Scary, Deep Sea Arcade + DJs.
Tickets on sale now
Thursday 6th May 2010 The Corner Hotel Richmond VIC
57 Swan Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Featuring Bertie Blackman, Whitley, Pikelet, Big Scary + DJs Simon Winkler (RRR) & Jess McGuire (RRR)
$29.00 + bf available from www.moshtix.com.au
Doors Open 7:00pm
Friday 7th May 2010 The Metro Sydney NSW
624 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Featuring Bertie Blackman, Whitley, Jonathan Boulet, Fergus Brown, Deep Sea Arcade + DJs Alex Pye (FBI) & Shag (FBI)
$29.00 + bf available from www.metrotheatre.com.au or The Metro Box Office on (02) 9550 3666 or www.ticketek.com.au
Doors Open 7:00pm