August 12, 2018 all-day

Brian_02-edit7pm doors, 8pm show

For the Sydney Guitar Festival, Brian will be arranging music for a unique performance where the audience is to be blindfolded.

After receiving rave reviews from his SOLD OUT SGF 2017 performance, Brian returns for his victory lap with ‘Get Blind with Brian! The Sequel.’
Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is much less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. That’s because some people don’t like his sense of humour, but that’s ok, right?

He’s originally from Canada, but he’s been in Australia since 2003, so that pretty much makes him true blue.
Though he tends not to like being compared to other artists, he does see some value to these comparisons. With this in mind, some would say Brian sounds like Nick Drake mixed with Radiohead. Others might say he sounds like Mary Schneider, but that would be misleading because he sounds nothing like that.

“An amazing performance…some of the most interesting combinations of composed & improvised music that I’ve heard in Australia” (Philip Johnston). Lead by composer, accordionist, pianist Gary Daley, this mesmerising form of chamber music creates fresh improvisations on classical gems. From originals to Debussy to Bartok & Ligeti filtered through worlds as diverse as folk, jazz, balkan & carnatic rhythms. Together with Paul Cutlan (reeds), Ollie Miller (cello), & Tunji Beier (percussion), Bungarribee will take you on an intriguing journey through diverse musical terrain – a unique & exotic mix of instruments & musical personalities. “Evocative lilting dialogues firstly between piano & cello & then cello & bass clarinet rode on Beier’s relaxed groove…a welter of cries & moans” (John Shand, SMH)

more info [1305200]