Doors 6pm – Show 7pm
Shark & Fox are Emily-Rose Sarkova (SYD) and Jaron Freeman-Fox (CAN), debuting their newest collaboration with a tour of Australia. Expect frenetic Bulgarian dances, haunting Appalachian twangs, droning Irish reels, Swedish polskas and original songs that speak into existence the ephemeral mysteries of life, all effortlessly yet meticulously woven together by the vast shared history of the fiddle and accordion as musical companions. These award winning musicians shape-shift between traditions, occasionally to the point that the instruments themselves transform; a fiddle to viol d’amore or fretless guitar, an accordion to modular synthesiser, all driven by the infectious clatter, thunder and swish of a drum that serves as both a trampoline for the imagination, as well morse code from the brain to the body.
Jaron’s projects have garnered multiple Canadian music awards, whilst Emily-Rose has been an ARIA and Art Music Award finalist for best jazz work and best world music album. Both have traversed the globe to learn from musical masters, and imbue their compositions and performances with great depth whilst indulging their penchant for mischief. They shall be joined by guest percussionist Rose Callaghan (Rhythm Hunters, Junkyard Beats, Rosie & The Quest).