Saturday 1 April

Close to Forever + Raven


After their last sellout show at Venue 505, Close to Forever are returning with new songs and very special guests.
Chris Abrahams will once again be joining the band and super looper post-alt-indie act Raven (AKA Peter Hollo) will open the night with his beautiful spooky loops of sonorousness

Close to Forever 
Close To Forever share their handcrafted interpretations of songs of love and loss, sorrow and joy, they transport you into a world of lush harmonies, beautiful silences and timeless melodies. An exciting and ever evolving project from Dale Caldwell (Voices from the Vacant Lot, Martenitsa, Ballads of the Fallen) and Ben Fink (The Whitlams, Lior, Christa Hughes)

From their origins, armed only with two voices, guitar and haunting atmospheric effects they are now being joined by the phenomenal talents of 
Chris Abrahams on piano (the Necks, Midnight Oil, Silverchair) Peter Hollo on cello and effects (Fourplay, Tangents, Haunts) Danny Heifetz  on drums (Mr Bungle, Tango Saloon, Badly Drawn Boy). 

They share their ever growing collection of original works, and some favourite rarities and uncovered gems (anything from Tim Buckley and Cat Power to Nina Simone and Armenian traditional laments). They have been described as indie anti-folk

Their eponymous debut EP was launched in 2014 and they are currently in production of their debut full length release featuring the band

Raven is the solo project of Peter Hollo, cellist in Australia’s most adventurous string quartet Fourplay, as well as indie-tronic trio Haunts and impro super group Tangents.
He uses cello, piano, loop pedals and laptop programming/processing to create sonic journeys into the soul. Raven’s live performances are a rare thing of beauty

Bookings close at venue doors opening 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.
Unreserved seating (80% seated, 20% standing)
SHOW STARTS (approximately) 830pm.
Two sets until 1130pm (approximately)

Check out Close to Forever


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Venue 505

280 Cleveland Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Open Monday to Saturday
Doors at 6pm
Shows start approx. 8.30pm
Shows end approx. 11-11.30pm

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