The Blackhearts Club Grand Finale, 13 août 2016 12:00, The Blackhearts Club at MIFF
On Piano: Mark Fitzgibbon, Dror Erez
Live: The Dusty Millers
DJ’s: Millú, Fraser A Gorman & Woody McDonald
With the final weekend of MIFF rapidly approaching your time to experience The Blackhearts Club is nearly at an end. This Sundays Grand Finale sees some new talent and some of our favourite acts return for an encore performance .
From Shanghai to Morocco, Melbourne pianist Mark Fitzgibbon has rung in the cocktail hour in Jazz clubs and piano bars the world over.
Son of well known Australian entertainer, jazzman and restaurateur Graham “Smacka” Fitzgibbon, Mark has performed with jazz greats over 25 years. With “a vast repertoire and an impeccable touch” (says The Age), Mark is your personal Blackhearts Club pianist-in-residence throughout the festival.
Behind the scenes Dror Erez has shaped countless Melbourne nights, from the city’s first acid house club ‘Joy’, to operating The Prince Bandroom and dance music megalith One Love / Totem. A talented musician, he took a breather in the early 90s to play live keys for none other than Crowded House.
Dror makes an appearance at the piano for the first time many, many years to play some songs at The Blackhearts Club on our closing day.
THE DUSTY MILLERS
Three family members, three beloved Melbourne performers – singer/songwriter Lisa Miller, soul queen Tracey Miller and Jazz Party’s Loretta Miller – join forces for an encore performance around the piano.
Millú skips from jazz to new wave and post-punk, with an ear for obscure rhythms and leftfield grooves. She appears regularly on 3RRR FM.
DJ FRASER A GORMAN
A celebrated songwriter and member of the Milk! Records stable, Fraser A Gorman digs deep in his extensive record collection, taking you on a journey through cosmic country gems, pre-war Gospel and Blues, and 60’s rock, soul and funk.
DJ WOODY MCDONALD
Woody McDonald is a Melbourne institution. Whether it’s across the airwaves on 3RRR FM, DJing about town, promoting shows or programming festivals, Woody’s hands-on approach reflects his unbridled enthusiasm for music across a vast gamut of genres. Appearing opening night (Friday July 29, 9pm) and with crew for a Stooges-inspired set post ‘Gimme Danger’ screening