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June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Van Hunt has attracted critical praise touring both as a headliner and alongside such diverse acts as Kanye West, The Roots, Coldplay, Mary J. Blige & Dave Matthews Band.
Van’s self-titled debut established him as a distinctive and original talent with its idiosyncratic melding of R&B, soul, funk, pop & rock ‘n’ roll. The single ‘Dust’ received a 2005 “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” Grammy nomination. ‘On The Jungle Floor’ followed two years later, highlighted by the single, ‘Character’. In 2007, Hunt received a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals” honouring Family Affair, a collaboration with John Legend & Joss Stone.
Hunt’s 2011 release ‘What Were You Hoping For?’, reached the Billboard’s Top 50 R&B and was listed among “The Best Albums of 2011” by New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, The AV Club and a league of other music publications. ‘The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets’, followed in 2015. In August, 2017 Blue Note Records finally released “Popular”. Shelved since 2007, the album was pulled from the label’s release schedule at the dawn of a tumultuous decade for the music industry. Nevertheless, the album become an underground sensation; a classic lost album hailed by LA Weekly as “a left-field stunner” for its “trippy fusion of funk grooves, punk guitar and soul vocals.”
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of his acclaimed debut, Van Hunt released a stripped down, reimagined version of the album entitled ‘Trim’.
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