#THEHANGS **LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC** [THURSDAY – 16.03.2017]
Behind The Front x PLAY BAR SYD present “#THEHANGS”
We showcase who we’re vibing in whatever artistic discipline/format, striving for artistic freedom and expression. One thing is for sure, they must inspire and make us feel something.
“The Hangs..” is about getting together to head nod with strangers and finding that common love for a sound that rarely gets played in club nights.
As long as they inspire and make us feel things, we’re going to share.
#THEHANGS 16 MAR 2017 feat.
BAILEY WILEY (NZ) *LIVE* | NATALIE SLADE *LIVE* | DEWIS | BENNY HINN
BAILEY WILEY (NZ) //
Few artists come new to the game with such a fearless and complete approach to music.
Bailey Wiley filters neo-soul classicism through modern, righteous and true live musicianship, the star of the show, her golden voice – both effortless and organic. She has fast gained the respect from her peers & audiences alike.
After releasing her debut album IXL, in May 2014 to rave reviews followed by the highly anticipated SOMM EP. Which was released globally in April 2016 receiving huge praise from fans and industry peers. Bailey has already racked up an impressive amount of live performances & features, sharing the stage & collaborating with some of New Zealand most well known musical talent, Now taking that a step further and reaching out/ collaborating with international artists.
Bailey’s live performance, solo with her producers is mesmerizing. Live on stage is truly where Bailey belongs.
2015 saw Bailey relocate to Berlin for three months to start work on new material, and play a string of live shows.
Berlin is where the roots for the ‘Still On My Mind’ EP were laid, and the first taste, Take It From Me, showcases this sound, courtesy of Berlin-based producer Ben Esser. Described by Indie Shuffle as a “golden voice filtering neo-soul classicism with modern, pulsating beats”, the single continued to expose Bailey to a wider audience.
Bailey is hyped to be added to the Redbull Soundselect roster, Teaming up with producers Eno (NZ) & Soraya (US) cooking up their new album due out early 2017.
PREVIOUS EVENTS & FESTIVALS – 2015/16/17 Summer Fly My Pretties nationwide tour run, Music at Matua, Rhythm & Alps, Northern Bass, Lollapalooza (Berlin) Melt (Berlin), Twisted Frequency festival, Ted X Auckland showcase (1 of only 2 live musical showcases) Frequent Live performances nationwide Solo & with Band Yoko-Zuna, Soundsplash, Rhythm & Alps, Sundaize, Solo NZ tour
FEATURING / TRACKS & ALBUMS – Raiza Biza, PNC, Jay Knight, Mercy, Third3ye, Diaz Grimm, Mr. Carmack, Laughton Kora, K-Lab, Melodownz, Sola Rosa, King Kapisi, Tiki Taane, Che Fu, Warren Maxwell, State of Mind, Mellowdownz, Team Dynamite
NATALIE SLADE //
Born and raised in Sydney, Natalie Slade moved to Christchurch 8 years ago. Heavily influenced by Ella Fitzgerald and traditional jazz, Slade’s self-taught methods – her nuanced licks and chops, were developed at her father’s restaurant/jazz bar she managed in Christchurch. Upon losing the family bar due to the 2011 earthquakes, Natalie decided to write material and master the art of improvisation.
Her distinctive husky tone and wide vocal range has seen her support @peace, Sola Rosa, Don McGlashan, The Blackseeds and Tahuna Breaks throughout the Christchurch festival circuit.
Returning to Australia in 2014, Slade embarked on a music mission finding her feet amongst some of Sydney’s most experienced and well-respected musicians, building a fast reputation in the music industry.
From across the Deetch *ditch*, you will know Dewis from FBI Radio show What’s Good and Coda Conduct. As a barista by trade, he produces cups of the coffee, the same way he blends the music in his set – FRESH. SMOOTH. ENLIVENING.GOODNESS – you’ll be bouncing!
Sayonara Winter Chills/ We Got Dat Spring Freshness // The World is Invited
BENNY HINN (Play Bar Syd) //
Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beats for the masses… Although now only 34, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Spain, Wollongong and the South coast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finesse and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200s.
The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Annual release and has supported many artists such as, The Stanton Warriors, Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Jay Jay, Sneaky Sound System, The Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Sarah Love, Shortee Blitz, Frenzie, Total Eclipse, Mr. Doris, Cool Hand Luke, Normski, DJ Katch, DJ A.$.K, DJ KC, Edseven, Inkswel, Omegaman, Busta, Koolism, [love] Tattoo, Mark Dynamix, Ajax [RIP], Bang Gang, Goodwill, Alex Taylor, Funktrust, Purple Sneaker DJs + many many more…
Benny has also been dipping into a little production here and there with a few little mashes and beats all up on his soundcloud & mixcloud page & is host of the Radio Program Sydney Underground on Bondi Beach Radio.
His latest venture has been building and establishing PLAY BAR SYDNEY. After drawing inspiration from his last stint in Melbourne and meeting his partner & co-owner Sarah, the two worked hard to build what they hope to be for many years to come, an institution that brings decent music into Surry Hills Sydney. He has programmed every bit of music that has come through the venue and supported a huge range of hiphop, breakbeat DJs and just awesome beat-makers and producers both local and abroad…
DATE: THURSDAY 16 MARCH 2017
WHAT: #THEHANGS **LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM ACROSS MULTIPLE GENRES – A MONTHLY SHOW**
FEAT. BAILEY WILEY (NZ) *LIVE* | NATALIE SLADE *LIVE* | DEWIS | BENNY HINN
TIME: DOORS OPEN AT 5PM | MUSIC KICKS AT 8PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
To reserve a space please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Future soul artist Bailey Wiley & Natalie Slade absolutely KILLED it last night at #thehangs with Eno from ENO x DIRTY. Big shouts to Diola for the vision and pulling the strings together to make this special evening happen & MR. DEWIS on the warm up detail…
cyanpepper.org & Benny Hinn on the snaps…