Ayers House Museum

288 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

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A concert of new songs about the city of Adelaide by seven SA songwriters.

This acclaimed concert/cabaret was one of the wow music events of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival receiving 4.5 stars and rave reviews.

Did Colonel Light get it right? Why do we have our unique “Butcher” of beer? Got the Adelaide Festival Overload Blues?
These and other questions are answered in an entertaining Fringe cabaret “Adelaide – the Songs”
It’s a unique show devised to create songs about Adelaide’s CBD, its history and characters.
Seven local songwriters combined with historian Pat Sumerling to uncover some of the darker and lighter aspects of our hometown. “We found so much material we could have written 50 songs,” said Keith Preston, Project Co-ordinator. “This show helps answer some burning questions about Adelaide!” Many people would not know the origins of our unique butcher of beer, nor would they have heard of our Floating Palais. Meet characters like Stormy Summers and Don Dunstan and be amused by Adelaide’s shock at the arrival of the tango,” “We think the audience will agree ‘Colonel Light got it right –
Songwriter/performers: Matt Swayne and Elizabeth Reid, Keith Preston, Alan Hartley, Ivone Kirkpatrick; Paula Standing and Paul Roberts.

‘Adelaide –The Songs’ is presented by Ruby Award winning arts organisation HATs Inc www.hatsincsa.com

Adelaide Fringe Reviews:-

In a dozen songs, Hat Inc has summed up our fair city. These seven singer-songsmiths show the love of our square mile with these delightful ditties., there is not a single weak link in this strong chain of original songs….the musicians support each other with terrific arrangements, and the songs themselves are full of surprises both musically and lyrically. Hats off to Hats Inc! Bravo! -David Grybowski The Barefoot Review

What a great idea – get a group of songwriters together, delve into the archives of Adelaide’s past and see what songs might come out of it. …Every song on the bill offered something – intriguing lyrics, catchy melody, humour, or interesting arrangement. It’s a really entertaining program. I loved it. How many stars? For Adelaide residents 4.5.

Michael Coglin The Clothesline

This is a special Hats project and these concerts are a part of our Adelaide History Festival 2016.
Ayers House North Terrace Adelaide
DATE Saturday May 14th
TIME 2pm & 8pm
PRICE $23/18.00
Bookings 0418 839 264
TELE 8849 2420 OR bookings@hatsincsa.com