July 14, 2009
2MCE is teaming up with Local Stages at BMEC to present the Sounds Live Cabaret on 1 August which will be broadcast live. For the first time at a Cabaret, friends and family from across the world will be able to experience the Cabaret via internet streaming from 2MCE. The bands playing will be recorded and 2MCE will produce a cd of Bathurst music for community radio across Australia. The Local Stages program supports the development of performing arts practice, and the Cabarets are wonderful opportunities for local performers and audience to experience our own 'homegrown' talent.
The Cabaret will be hosted by 'Bright Eyes' Mr Phil Glen, and along with guests Mr Aaron Hopper, Michelle Griffin, EQD, Fat Wombat and others it will bring together Bathurst's best music, comedy and physical performers. The special guest is legendary verse spinner, Miles Merrill, who brought poetry slams from his hometown Chicago, to Australia. Merrill mixes spoken-word with surreal vocal FX and intense narratives. As a multi-award winning writer and performer, he has presented in Krakow's Audio Art Festival, dozens of international writer festivals, three times at the Sydney Opera House and at hundreds of venues throughout Australia and the United States. Merrill has published on two CDs a DVD and in several literary journals including The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry.
Tickets for Sounds Live Cabaret at the BMEC box office or 2MCE