2022
Festival Of Voices
Music
FESTIVAL OF VOICES PRESENTS

MIKELANGELO AND THE BLACK SEA GENTLEMEN

Sat 9 Jul 2022 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal Main Stage

Songs inspired by the European migration stories of post World War 2 and the people who travelled to Australia to work on the Hydro schemes.

Early to mid 20th Century Europe was a hotbed of musical styles and modernity, with the old world of waltzes, polkas and mazurkas crashing headlong into the new world of swing, rhythm’n’blues and rock’n’roll.

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen take this musical landscape as their jumping off point. Over their many years touring together, the group has developed their own distinctive Euro-Roots sound and a high calibre live show that has seen them play to huge audiences from the Sydney to Budapest, Edinburgh to London’s West End. Winning multiple awards and critical acclaim they have developed a die-hard national and international fanbase.

Hydro Tasmania and the Stories of those who worked on the Hydro schemes

Working with theatre director Renald Navilly (Splinters, Tango 160) the group has developed a new show ‘After the Flood’ from their album of the same name. The project is inspired by first-hand stories of the men who left post-war Europe in the 1950’s and ‘60s to take their chances in Australia working on the Hydro Schemes.

Armed with vivid imaginations and a veritable arsenal of instrumentation, they take on this wild chapter of Australian history, and in so doing, create their own unique and compelling take on the immigrant story.

In partnership with Hydro Tasmania, Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen will adapt their show to explore the legacy of those who work and worked for the Tasmanian government-owned corporation and the impact this had on their lives and their families.

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Tickets

Premium & A Reserve $69
B Reserve $59
C Reserve $49

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Duration

1 hour 

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