‘Resonate – Bowery Music Series’ returns to Melbourne’s west with Ziggy Ramo, Thndo, Cool Out Sun, Halo Vocal Ensemble and more this May!

'resonate - bowery music series' returns to melbourne's west with ziggy ramo, thndo, cool out sun, halo vocal ensemble and more this may!
Ziggy Ramo

The Bowery Theatre presents a jam-packed diverse music showcase over two Fridays in May. Resonate – Bowery Music Series is a curated program showcasing some of Australia’s best contemporary music alongside our local and emerging artists. Resonate invites audiences to discover new voices, be inspired by songs, and find connection through sound.

Created initially as an online event series to engage with their community and encourage artists and audience connection, Resonate’s evolution has now become the music showcase hosted at the Bowery Theatre. Located within St Albans Community Centre (STACC), the Bowery Theatre is a hub for arts and cultural events, playing a vital role in supporting the arts in Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Local tastemaker MzRizk, and former Brimbank resident, has curated a lineup that is packed with some incredible local musicians and each night presenting a selection of emerging artists as part of the Resonate Youth Arts showcase. First up on Friday 17 May is Australian songwriter and storyteller Ziggo Ramo performing a very special set to launch his new book and album ‘Human?’ and projected illustrations. He will be joined by afro-funk powerhouse Cool Out Sun led by formidable N’Fa Jones, and Immy Owusu as a duo with father Kojo Noah Owusu. Keeping the energy high all evening is one of this generation’s most promising MCs Billali, and producer and percussionist Sensible J will keep you grooving between sets with his favourite funk and hip-hop beats.


The second and final installation on Friday 31 May is headlined by vocal powerhouse THNDO, currently bringing her star power to the Broadway musical Rent across Australia, her powerful lyricism and rich-ranged vocals are set to capture the audience at the Bowery Theatre. She will be supported by local choir sensations HALO Vocal Ensemble, directed by group leader Liona Tatafu, and Palestinian Naarm based songstress YARA Bringing rich musical landscapes in between sets, event curator MzRizk will join the line-up as MC and DJ.

Victoria has a strong network of Performing Arts Centres (the VAPAC network) that present a broad range of work from theatre, dance, cabaret, circus, comedy, live music, and more. Music for the Stages as part of On The Road Again, a Victorian Government initiative delivered by Music Victoria to support the return of live music events across the state, with a focus on contemporary music acts, programmed and working with local curators. Music Victoria has partnered with the Bowery Theatre and Creative Brimbank which brings artists and the community together, inviting everyone to participate and collaborate in building a vibrant, connected and creative community. Creative Brimbank is owned and operated by Brimbank City Council.

Come and experience these one off experiences at the Bowery Theatre, and delight in the west side feast for your ears.

Resonate – Bowery Music Series
Bowery Theatre, 33 Princess St, St Albans

Friday 17 May
Ziggy Ramo
Cool Out Sun
Immy Owusu
+ Resonate Youth Artists
DJ: Sensible J
MC: Bilalli

Friday 31 May
Halo Vocal Ensemble
+ Resonate Youth Artists
MC and DJ: MzRizk

Doors: 7.00 pm
Recommended for: Ages 16+
Full $25
Concession $22
Group 4+ $20 each
Ticket includes food curated by local Vietnamese, Middle Eastern and Pasefika eateries.

Resonate – Bowery Music Series is part of On the Road Again, a Victorian Government initiative delivered by Music Victoria to bring live music back across the state.

For more information and tickets visit creativebrimbank.com.au/resonate

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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