BRILLIG GIGS – October 2010

Brillig Headline Coopers Alive’s Acoustic Showcase

This is a big one, folks!! Acoustic music’s very own showcase in the massive Coopers Alive festival, featuring hand-picked bands.

Our stellar lineup includes buzz act The Timbers & captivating troubadour Self Preservation Society, and we’ve all decided on calling the show ‘Silence can be like Thunder’.

That’s a line from a Bob Dylan song called ‘Lovesick’, and we each felt that this particular phrase really related to own musical styles in different ways.
The ‘silence’ in particular is appreciated by Brillig’s vocalist/guitarist Matt Swayne: “With a quiet audience, we love using silence in our music. It can make a lyric seem to float in the air endlessly.”

With each interpreting the title in a slightly different manner, it should make for a great night… In fact, WOMAD have signed on as one of the evening’s sponsors, and are providing 2 double passes to WOMAD’s Friday night festivities as a prize. All ticketholders to ‘Silence can be like Thunder’ will be in the running to win!
Prize winners will be drawn at the end of the night, right after the full lineup performs a special ‘all-in’ rousing version of ‘Lovesick’, so stick around!

Tickets are now on sale at The Wheatsheaf (ph 8443 4546 ) & at the door, but hurry – only 100 are available.
$10 entitles you entry on the night as well as an exclusive CD, featuring a track from each of the bands plus a one-of-a-kind special souvenir playbill.

To help get you in the mood, the band has prepared some ‘Coopers tasting notes’ for you. So why not read why “Brillig is like a Coopers Pale Ale” in the Brillig BLOG >>

Download the official MEDIA RELEASE (pdf) >>

RSVP to our Coopers Alive Acoustic Showcase FACEBOOK event>>

Saturday 16th October
Coopers Alive Acoustic Showcase
The Wheatsheaf, Thebarton SA
Brillig (10:50 – 11:3pm)
The Timbers (9:50 – 10:30pm)
Self Preservation Society (9:00 – 9:40pm)

$10; Venue Box Office Ph 08 8443 4546
About Coopers Alive: Coopers Alive is back for a third year in 2010, taking in eight venues across two weekends and featuring 25 of the best original South Australian bands, over four nights in October 2010. The event presents a hand-picked group of South Australia’s best original musical acts, from a wide variety of genres including indie rock, hip hop, acoustic, post rock, groove, and heavy metal. Lineups receive a marketing budget to create unique, one-time only shows for this event. Coopers Alive is an award-winning project partnership between Music SA and Coopers Brewery.

Official Coopers Alive Event Info>>



Friday 8 October
Brillig (duo) will be playing a quick set to open Rezzalp’s (VIC) show at the beautiful Promethean. Adelaide gal extraordinaire Cookie Baker is also on deck with a sweet set of tunes. “Rezzalp is what you get when you lock the four Plazzer sisters in a room and shout PLAY. Over the years they have dedicated themselves to develop a sound they define as Pop-Theatre. Drawing on classical, theatrical and pop influences, the unique and layered four part harmonies define the essence of Rezzalps sound. ”

Tickets from Moshtix >>
Facebook Event Info >>

New Zealand Tour 19 – 25 October
Brillig are making a quick jaunt over to luscious NZ for a couple of shows, starting with an intimate evening at Auckland’s Wine Bar & Whammy on Tuesday 19 October.
Come welcome Brillig and offer your best tips on some local wines – we’re all ears.

Venue’s Facebook Group >>

The band then makes it way down to Wellington, for the Wellington Folk Festival, to perform a couple of sets including the final concert on the main stage. Brillig will also present a songwriting workshop (hmmm… how *do* you write so many murder ballads??). Looking forward to meeting & hearing some fantastic folk!

Official Event Info>>

Wellington Folk Fest FACEBOOK EVENT>>

Wellington Folk Fest FACEBOOK PAGE>>



Sunday 7 November: Whitmore Square Arts Fair
Sunday 5 December: Film Clip Launch at Grace Emily Hote
January 2011: Illawarra Folk Festival & VIC/ACT/NSW shows

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