Sunday 8 March 2020 7pmDon’t miss Canberra Theatre Centre’s first ever International Women’s Day Concert, headlined by Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby and Sally Seltmann as Seeker Lover Keeper and featuring Kaitt, Moaning Lisa and Shoeb Ahmad! With genres spanning indie, grunge, jazz and pop, this world-premiere, Canberra-exclusive concert promises to celebrate the best of Australian music. Stay tuned for the announcement of our International Women’s Day daytime program, featuring speakers, thinkers, artists and performers all exploring and challenging the concept of “woman” and engaging with this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #EachforEqual. Purchase a ticket to the concert and register for the daytime event for free when we launch!
Sunday 8 March 2020
Don’t miss Canberra Theatre Centre’s first ever International Women’s Day Concert, headlined by Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby and Sally Seltmann as Seeker Lover Keeper and featuring Kaitt, Moaning Lisa and Shoeb Ahmad!
With genres spanning indie, grunge, jazz and pop, this world-premiere, Canberra-exclusive concert promises to celebrate the best of Australian music.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our International Women’s Day daytime program, featuring speakers, thinkers, artists and performers all exploring and challenging the concept of “woman” and engaging with this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #EachforEqual. Purchase a ticket to the concert and register for the daytime event for free when we launch!
Canberra Theatre Centre
Approximately 210 minutes. Including Intervals.
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Artists Line Up
Seeker Lover Keeper
Seeker Lover Keeper is the collaborative project of three of Australia’s most beloved musicians; Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby and Sally Seltmann. The band originated, as many things do, from a conversation at a pub. In 2007, Sarah and Holly went to see Sally play a show in Sydney, and the three ended up drinking and talking well into the night. At some point during the night a plan arose: wouldn’t it be fun to tour together sometime? Sally suggested they should start a band. Without hesitation, Sarah and Holly said yes.
After releasing their now-iconic and much-loved self-titled debut album in 2011 Seeker Lover Keeper undertook multiple tours and then went their separate ways. Since then Sarah released three records, composed for film and television, and had a son; Holly wrote two novels, released an album, and had a daughter; and Sally relocated with her family to LA for a time, released an album, wrote a novel, and composed for television.
It wasn’t until recently that they decided to come together again, 12 years after they first met and 8 years since they last played together. The album Wild Seeds with the extraordinary singles Superstar, Wild Seeds and Let it Out was released in 2019 to unanimous critical acclaim, it’s a dazzling display of virtuosic song-writing, harmony and melody. Fans around the country flocked to their recent sold-out Australian tour. The next chapter in the musical lives of these extraordinary artists has only just begun.
Hailing from southeast Melbourne, the young songstress has been singing for as long as she can remember. Born in Papua New Guinea, Kaiit bounced back and forth between Australia and her homeland before her family eventually settled down in Melbourne. She grew up listening to alternative music, with her parents embracing the likes of Pink Floyd.
Kaiit is blessed with an enchanting voice that crosses musical boundaries. Her love for jazz and neo-soul is evident in her music, drawing upon inspiration from her idols Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill and the contemporary sounds of Noname Gypsy and SZA. Kaiit’s artistic background in both beauty and fashion is apparent in her inimitable style and edgy aesthetic.
Moaning Lisa is the product of four Canberra natives who find purpose in making loud noises together.
Their music operates on the edge of the grunge genre: somewhere between composed restraint and fuzzed-out, life-affirming alternative rock. Moaning Lisa create an atmosphere entirely of their own in their raucous live shows which has seen them support the likes of Mitski, DZ Deathrays, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and more.
Their second EP, ‘Do You Know Enough?’ caught the attention of triple j and US label, Father/Daughter Records, the latter of which whom went on to release the EP in North America.
Shoeb Ahmad offers a rich and extensive background in Australian music, creating idiosyncratic music over the last decade. Using guitar, keyboard, voice and electronics, Shoeb works both as singer/composer and improviser when performing solo or as a member in a number of groups including Agency, Spartak and formerly in Tangents.
Combining both acoustic and electronic approaches to music-making, Shoeb has released a diverse range of original music – including the critically acclaimed “quiver” – that explore personal pasts and themes of identity (gender, race, religion) in an intimate noir-pop setting.
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