Five-time ARIA nominee, Gossling will give an exclusive acoustic performance in Kings Cross as part of the IGNITE lineup on Sunday 23 November.
She will be joined by the second round of announcements; TIAAN, Morgan Evans, Hydraulix, Jonathan Zwartz Quartet, Darryl Beaton Band, Leroy Lee, Steve Barry Trio, Stu Hunter Trio ft Simon Barker, Martinez Akustica, C Major, Sensitive Zombie, Michael Duchesne, Thandiwe Phoenix, Levi 5 Star feat. Amy Chase, La Fiesta Sound System and DJ Ocky & Mark Matthews.
Kings Cross Ignite is gearing up to be one of the most exciting live music events taking place during ARIA week. The Live Music Office, the City of Sydney and APRA AMCOS are all joining forces and reigniting the live music scene in Kings Cross. The event has been curated by talented songwriter and 2014 APRA Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year winner, Louis Schoorl. It promises to be an afternoon of unbelievable performances from over 40 Australian artists performing in venues along the iconic strip.
The Kings Cross community is rallying together to join the music industry in hosting this musical extravaganza, lead and sponsored by new venue, The X Studio.
Upcoming singer, Martha Marlow daughter of Jonathan Zwartz will perform an acoustic set. Martha recently featured on the latest Qantas ‘Welcome Home’ ad singing Randy Newman’s ‘Feels Like Home’.
The heart and soul of Kings Cross will be represented by long time musician Doug Williams nicknamed “Papa D” by team Madden on this year’s series of The Voice. Doug was recently honoured as a living legend for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry at the African Australian Awards. Doug will be joined by the highly respected and infamous faces Jeff Duff and Craig Calhoun who have a long standing history with venues including the The Bourbon and Round Midnight.
“Kings Cross has nurtured and sustained my career in Sydney since the 70’s with residencies in venues such as Springfields, Round Midnight, The Tunnel and more. The Cross has given me the platform to launch my bands Power, Half Moon, Slick Street and now The Mix which has in turn employed so many of my musicians and entertained thousands of fans over the years. Being included on this event allows me to give back and more excitedly share the billing with my daughter, TIAAN”, said Doug Williams.
Spinning on the decks at the X Studio, the DJ line-up for the afternoon includes, GG Magree, Tikki Tembo, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Dolso and Nes.
These artists join already announced acts: KLP, M-Phazes, The Potbelleez, Reigan, Sun Rai (Rai Thistlethwayte), Milan, Microwave Jenny, Odette, Nate Flagrant, Playwrite, Doug Williams, Emma Birdsall, Hannah Robinson, Jeff Duff, Leah Flanagan, Martha Marlow and Craig Calhoun.
Stretching from the end of Darlinghurst Road to William Street, participating venues include leading venue The X Studio, Uliveto, Goldfish, Barrio Chino, Crane Bar, Kings Cross Hotel, Kit & Kaboodle, Sugarmill Hotel, New Hampton, The Bourbon and The World Bar. Highly anticipated new venue X 54 will reignite times past, hosting a stage production honouring the famous Les Girls aptly named Les 54.
Kings Cross Ignite will run from 2pm – 6pm on Sunday, 23 November 2014. For further information on the Festival please visit livemusicoffice.com.au/kingscrossignite