HOTA is bringing shades of blue(sfest) to its upcoming Supper Clubs, featuring the epic talents of Harry James Angus in May, and the one and only Ash Grunwald in June.
Fans devastated by Bluesfest’s cancellation will still get to enjoy a couple of the festival’s biggest drawcards when the two Australian music maestros bring their virtuoso vibes to the Lakeside Room at HOTA in the coming weeks.
First up is Harry James Angus, the firebrand trumpet-playing vocalist from the hugely successful band The Cat Empire.
A mainstay of the Australian music industry, Harry’s full-time role with The Cat Empire has achieved six Australian top ten albums, international charting success, appearances at Glastonbury and Montreal Jazz, and TV appearances with Letterman and Leno.
His solo work takes on a life of its own, embracing his raw intensity, artistic chaos and power that helped make The Cat Empire an incandescent live experience and repurposing this energy towards a more emotionally charged universe.
June sees one of Australia’s great Blues and Roots performers Ash Grunwald hit the road to perform songs from his critically acclaimed catalogue.
Building a home in three continents over his life, Ash is a modern-day global citizen taking inspiration from his homelands and continuing this embrace of eclectic inspirations to his music. Inspired by an eddy of influences, collaborations, and mediums, he’s produced nine studio albums and three studio albums, all heralded and acclaimed.
Ash’s achingly raw vocals and beyond-his-years stage presence warms the room and captivates with an intense energy suited for intimate stages and close-quarter performances. Ash’s distinctive talent and worn charm form a haven for blues and music lovers alike.
Harry James Angus hits the stage at HOTA on Saturday 29 May, with Ash Grunwald wowing the crowds on Saturday 26 June. Tickets start from $39, with the option to upgrade your ticket to include Supper Club, and keep the party going following the performances.