Supported by Melody Pool
Melbourne Zoo, Victoria
Friday 17 February, 2017
Gates Open: 5:30pm
Show Starts: 7:00pm
Founding member and frontman of Something For Kate, Paul Dempsey is taking to the Melbourne Zoo Twilights stage in 2017 with his backing band featuring Pat Bourke, Adrian Stoyles, Shan Vanderwert and Olivia Bartley, to perform songs from his new solo album Strange Loop
together under the stars.
Arriving seven years after the release of his acclaimed solo debut, Everything Is True (2009), Strange Loop is 11 tracks that enclose surreptitious dry wit, the irregularity of the everyday, and the pathos of longing, in a mix of magic hour melodies, striking instrumentation and tenderly charged vocals. Featuring the singles ‘Morningless’ and ‘The True Sea’ The Music dubbed it “captivating” with Rolling Stone noting “Dempsey clearly had fun writing these songs. It’s an album full of surprises – and 2 decades after he started releasing music it proves that Dempsey still has inspiration to spare.”
Most musicians would be content with being involved in a single much-loved project, especially one as constantly rewarded as Something For Kate, but his solo work shows that Paul Dempsey is more potent and powerful than ever, his stories and characters magnified, his music more adventurous and playful.
Paul Dempsey will play Zoo Twilights in support of Zoos Victoria and their fight to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction.
Hamper tickets DO NOT include entry to the event and are non-refundable.