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Citizens of the Streets ft. Gena Rose Bruce, Edward R, Demi Louise, Sinead Beth, Rochelle Flack & Ali Edmonds at Shadow Electric!

BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 14-Sep-2015
It's that time again, and the SPEAKER TV HQ is pleased to announce the fourth instalment of our monthly music and arts event Citizens of The Streets on Thursday 24th September. Aiming to promote new and up-and-coming Australian artists in an original ethos, each night will be held at the Shadow Electric Bandroom in Melbourne’s iconic Abbotsford Convent, and will kick-start the connection between university crowds, music lovers and of course, the artists involved. @SpeakerTV #speakertv
Venue: Shadow Electric Bandroom
Address: 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Vic
Date: Thursday 24th September
Time: Doors 7.00pm
Web: shadowelectric.com.au
: www.facebook.com/speakertv?fref=ts

It’s Spring time in Melbourne, and sultry songstress Gena Rose Bruce will sidle up to the birds and the bees when she headline this month’s show. Known for her evocative live vocals and solid backing band, Bruce is fast becoming a regular on the local tour circuit and has notched up appearances alongside everyone from BONJAH to the Pierce Brothers. Bruce’s sensual sets demonstrate a musician whose capabilities transcend her 22-years, most notably on her latest EP Mad Love. Musically, Bruce and her band will bring plenty of swagger and groove to the Shadow Electric stage, so expect to be swept away on a ballsy ballad breeze! Stream Gena Rose Bruce on Soundcloud

Fresh from supporting slots with Timberwolf and Holy Holy, up-and-comer Edward R. will be bringing his unique breed of indie-pop balladry to the Abbotsford Convent. Based out of Melbourne, his uplifting debut single ‘Wolves and the Water’ has already received praise from the likes of Triple J and Crack In The Road in the UK. Quietly explosive and musically exquisite, the song is a fine example of why Edward R. is an act ready for the stage. Get ready to raise your flashlights and sway up a storm.

At just 22, Australian singer-songwriter Demi Louise made the bold decision to travel the world and grow a fan-base. Since taking home the Pop Song of the Year award at last year’s Australian Songwriters Association, Demi has wowed audiences at SXSW, and seen her debut single ‘Ruins’ reach number seven in the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts. Her song ‘Rivers Run To Red’ was covered by The German Voice winner Charley Ann, and after opening for chart-toppers Kodaline and Gabrielle Aplin in the UK, Demi is bringing her folk-pop sounds back home for a handful of shows. Her Shadow Electric performance will follow a stint with her musical idol, Joshua Radin. Watch Demi Louise’s videos of YouTube

Sinead Beth arrived on the music scene with tracks ‘Disarray’ and ‘Trepidation’ in 2013, before releasing her EP Sunshine Song, which was released in spring of the same year. An outstanding talent and a prolific songwriter, each song is a thoughtful reflection on her life, her unique singing voice and heartfelt memories will sweep you up along with her intoxicating mix of sultry melodies. Sinead Beth’s latest album Elsewhere was released independently in June of this year, and Citizens of the Streets will be the first time she brings the record to life on a Melbourne stage.

As well as the music, Citizens of The Streets will also be showcasing a range of mixed media exhibitions, including music photography and art installations by local photographers Mikki Gomez, Rochelle Flack and Ali Edmonds. Sydney-based photographer Mikki Gomez has travelled the world snapping some of the music industry’s hottest names. As well as music, Gomez has covered fashion events too, and spent two weeks in the US shooting New York Fashion Week last year. Photographing street style and runway shows were a game-changer for Gomez, and she picked up techniques she now uses when photographing at festivals and gigs. Her subjects range from Lana Del Rey and The Amity Affliction to Tyler the Creator and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and these photos and much more will be on display on the night.

Melbourne-based Rochelle Flack is a regionally raised, self-taught snapper. Her love of music led not only to photography but also co-founding her hobby company, Casual Band Blogger, and it’s through both passions that she gets out and about. She writes and blogs, but her main love in life is photography, and to date, she’s shot everyone from The Kooks and Kimbra, to The Preatures and Passion Pit, and everything in-between.

Local musician and artist Ali Edmonds (known on stage as Ali E), mixes elements of architecture and graphic design in her art. Like a nice stationary kit, block colours and pattern placements are all very distinctive in her work. From brochures and beer logos to album and magazine covers and business cards, Ali’s portfolio is an abundance of eye-catching fonts and compositions. Her taste is minimalist and harmonious, and her symmetrical designs and shapes make the perfect backdrop to our latest Citizens of The Streets poster.