Malcolm Hill’s solo album Voir Nights won the prestigious Narnie award on 3RRR’s BLB program for 2014 Album of the Year. 2015 sees the release of Malcolm Hill’s new release ‘Fingers’ backed by his band This Is The Show.
“You’d be hard pressed to find a more self generated artist who has made interesting work in both music and dramatic performance over a number of years. All his best work is full of palpable physical energy and the thrill of performance and creation.”
CAT MCGAURAN presenter 3PBS Breakfast Spread
'Voir Nights masterfully captures Malcolm's energy and passion for live performance, which is why it's been a favourite for me this year
This Is The Show
Drums Helen Smart, from their very first post punk band Buick KBT,
Bass Danny Elhay, from jazz band Helibopter
Percussion Arwen Johnston (from Melbourne Opera, Collision Theory and Alice
Keyboard BJ Morrizonkle (Melbourne’s legendary one man band keyboard
Trumpet Enis Mcnelis from Melbourne jazz band Flap
A gospel rock song about riding your Big Motorbike to that big intersection in the sky where Jesus is one of those annoying scabby looking guys who want to wipe your windscreen who decides wether you get a green yellow or red light into the afterlife
I Want You Back
A Walker Brothers/ Phil Spector style EPIC production complete with timpanis, strings & trumpet
A young woman stands silently at the entrance to a Tube Station holding a sign saying Revolution Now as the army of worker drones march past.
An old soldiers song inspired by a trip through northern Victoria on the way back from the Murray river and a chance meeting with a very old relative in Nagambie
Buddy Bolden Came to Play
Inspired by the great trumpeter Buddy Bolden (the creator of Jazz) as written about in the novel Coming Through Slaughter and in Ken Burns Jazz doco.
Featuring trumpet by Eamon Mcnelis from the great Melbourne band Flap
In the Mood
Take me to the room with the women weaving
They’ve been there since time began
Wrap that golden thread
Around my head
Inspired by Robert Grave’s The White Goddess
Malcolm Hill launches his new book ‘PLINTH and other stories’
and his new album ‘Fingers’.
Friday March 6th 8pm
Mechanics Institute Theatre,
Cnr Sydney Road and Dawson St., Brunswick