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Live Review : Sarah Blasko at Melbourne Zoo Twilights – February 6, 2015

Review by Ben Connolly
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With four studio albums, two ARIA awards and a bevy of critical acclaim, Sarah Blasko has more than established her bonafides in the Australian music landscape. So much so that she can legitimately claim legend status, with a unique ability to embark on a recent mini-tour without any new material to hawk and have it handsomely attended – as was the case when it kicked off at the wildly successful Zoo Twilights series in Melbourne.
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Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series 2016 ** Updated : San Cisco / Last Dinosaurs SOLD OUT **

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With Melbourne Zoo Twilight series about to kick off, Perth’s San Cisco and Brisbane’s Last Dinosaurs show is now sold out alongside a number of the other shows including The Waifs, José González, John Butler Trio x 2, and Birds of Tokyo with many of the other shows selling fast.
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The Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series 2015 * UPDATED *

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The 2015 Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series is off to an incredible start. After announcing a sell out, and then second show for Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions featuring Clairy Browne, Kira Puru, & Vika and Linda Bull we can now announce that Bernard Fanning’s show has officially SOLD OUT. Audiences rushed to snag tickets to this commended acoustic guitarist and legendary lyricist with his live band in one of summer’s most beautiful venues – a dusk evening surrounded by dazzling wildlife, set in the heart of Melbourne.
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Live Review | Charles Bradley + Saskwatch @ Melbourne Zoo Twilight – March 7, 2014

Review by Ben Connolly

Charles BradleyWith a white sequined dinner jacket, and a ‘fro straight outta Brooklyn circa 1972, it was clear from the first strained note that Charles Bradley was every inch of his impressive mythology. The bio reads like a carefully scripted wrap-sheet: he was raised in a dirt-poor Brooklyn, from which he escaped only to spend decades drifting and working odd jobs, and spending serious time as a homeless grafter. On record, it’s heart-on-the-sleeve honesty of a man who knows no other. On stage it’s merely confirmation, as the performer pours every last ounce of feeling into the overwrought vocals and leaves nothing behind.
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Live Review | Something For Kate + The Orbweavers @ Melbourne Zoo Twilights – February 21, 2014

Review by Ben Connolly
Something For Kate Melb ZooGig talkers are just the pits aren’t they? The bane of any true fans, their inanities strike at the most inopportune of moments, ruining a classic heart on the sleeve moment or a strained high-note, in spite of the daggers of ice being shot across the room, or even the indignant ‘shushing’ from those more forthright in their opinions. Things get a little swayed, however, when those interrupting the moments are three fully grown lions displaying their pleasure/displeasure in no uncertain terms.

And that’s exactly the bizarre set of circumstances thrown up at you when your Friday night gig is set in the heart of one of Melbourne’s most treasured inner-city reserves – the Royal Melbourne Zoo. Its Zoo Twilight series is now in full swing, hosting fellow Melbournites Something For Kate on its current swing around the country playing on specialist outdoor stages. Wedged in between the entrance and the lion’s den, the stage area is a beautiful vista of sunset-tinged greenery interspersed with picnic blankets and a solid smattering of baby capsules.
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