Wednesday 20 December
Inga Liljestrom and band At The Old 505 Theatre !! (5 Eliza St Newtown)
For one night only one of 505's favourite songstress of all time Inga Liljestrom will be performing a very special acoustic show in our beautiful theatre!
Inga Liljestrom returns from Europe to play with her exquisite band for one night only on the 20th December to deliver her songs that have been called 'haunted country-noir'! The venue is the beautiful Old 505 Theatre, blessed with wonderful acoustics and atmosphere. This night promises to be filled with magical transporting tales and gorgeous musical arrangements, through which Inga will weave her unique voice. She'll be performing from her richly diverse catalogue of songs, including her lauded album 'We Have Tigers', some heart wrenching old jazz ballads...
Inga signed with renowned French label 'Accord Croises' this year, who are well known for discovering voices from around the world. Inga has been likened to Nick Cave, Karen Dalton, Dolly Parton as well as jazz singers as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson. If you wish, come dressed up in jazz attire...
"...a mix of folk to blues, with lavish 50's bewitchery. Emotions sometimes overwhelm us, with the fascination and melancholy felt listening to this wonderful storyteller. It tears us, this famous tremor in her voice like butterflies that travel furiously in our guts, as does the delicate vocals pierce us." (translated from French).
"Of course, she makes us think about Björk. But she is more sincere, less pretentious. And she made us sweat when the association between the drums et the guitar transformed her sad ballads into feverish and nervous post-rock songs...." (translated from French)