Band of Frequencies + 18 piece big band

Progressive surf roots rockers Band of Frequencies made quite a name for themselves when they hit Burleigh for (m)ocean as part of Bleach*

And now they will take to the stage at Queensland Conservatorium on 5 September, alongside emerging musicians of The Con Artists – an 18-piece big band.

The one-time collaboration is the pet project of Steve Newcomb who heads up the Jazz Department at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. He says it will combine the extraordinary talents of a band who has graced stages and festivals all over the world with the latest in local talent, fusing multiple musical styles.

Owen Newcomb of Band of Frequencies is an alumnus of the Queensland Conservatorium, and a former member of The Con Artists having studied bass in the classical department. Since graduating and forming the band, he has played all over the world with the likes of Donovan Frankenreiter, John Butler, Angus Stone and Ash Grunwald.

In the first half of the concert three emerging artists from the Bachelor of Popular Music degree on the Gold Coast – Sophie Koop, Liv Dennis and Jordan Pineda will also perform. They will each collaborate with the Con Artists on one of their original songs as well as perform a set of their original work.

Part of the show will also combine visual footage from some of Band of Frequncies’ collaborations with some of the world’s surfing icons. The event takes place Saturday 5 September at 7.30pm at Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, 140 Grey Street, South Bank. Tickets at

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