One Night Wonders: four headline acts from Australia and overseas performing full-length solo shows at the Mission to Seafarers Chapel on Flinders Street, each recorded, mastered and released as a live album.
In May Derrick Brown blew in from Texas and wrangled an impromptu Melbourne backing band for a joyful whirlwind of stories, poems and good times. The kind of show that left its audience happily dazed.
Eleanor Jackson made us feel all nice and warm on a freezing Melbourne Friday, dominating the chapel with quiet assurance. You can graph the way the audience shifts: falling silent, a slight shiver, a burst of laughter, getting teary, ascending into cheers.
Felix Nobis took to the chapel in September with his rolling bardic tumble that never lost pace, capturing distinctly Australia stories in a distinctively Australian voice: a voice that knows the heart of every character.
Sean M Whelan and the Mime Set will reunite for the final show in this year’s series, on November 28.
Get these spectacular high-fidelity recordings of the One Night Wonders live sessions as a digital download or compact disc, and enjoy these performances as though you were there – or if you were, relive it any time you like.
Supported by The City of Melbourne