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18th October 20147:30pm


Conservatorium Theatre


Duration: 4 hours (with 20 minutes interval between acts)

Crossbows Marathon

Queensland Conservatorium throws open its doors for a party! Jazz, blues, funk and African beats alternating with afro-balkan-booty-funk! Featuring the Con Artists with Kristen Berardi, Electrik Lemonade, Brodie Graham Band, Toby Wren Trio, Umkancho and Dr. Offig. Miss Random – aka Eva Lunde – will weave her magic throughout the night with live mixed video art inspired by the music.

This performance is presented as part of the Crossbows Music Festival.

Con Artists with Kristen Berardi
Award winning vocalist, Conservatorium graduate and lecuterer Kristen Berardi will join the Conservatorium’s Con Artists to serve up a delicious menue of big band jazz.

Electrik Lemonade
Conservatorium Popular Music and Seed graduates, Electrik Lemonade are known for their rump funkin’ live shows that feature a repertoire of original energetic funk tunes and some special covers, infused with blues, soul, hip-hop & electronic elements.

Brodie Graham Band
Brodie Graham Band’s, graduates of Conservatorium Popular Music and Seed, live performances feature toe-tapping swings, infectious shuffles, clever funk, awe-inspiring jazz, and heart wrenching soul tunes all illustrated with Brodie’s unbelievable feel for the guitar

Toby Wren Trio
This performance will include two world premieres by Toby Wren, which develop the sonic and textural palette of the jazz guitar trio. The music fuses classical, jazz, and Indian approaches, based on evolving compositional structures and idiomatic guitar writing.

Tichawona Mashawa’s Umkancho is the  sound of Bone Marrow. This five piece band features will perform original compositions and traditional tunes, while accompanied by dancers. Their music represents a new wave of intelligent African Music.

Dr Offig
Dr. Offig, performing throughout the night between sets, brings you a unique afro-balkan-booty-funk experience, with his signature mash-stiche style. Dr Offig is a music technologist, sound designer and musician, specialising in interactive music systems.

Ticketing Information
A Crossbows Festival Pass is available for $50, giving access to over $100 worth of performances. Please note the pass is not valid for Kawai Piano Series presents Natasha Vlassenko and Oleg Stepanov and Quartet for End of Time. Seating is limited in some venues. To guarantee your seat, please call 07 3735 6241 in advanced.



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  • Venue

    All performances are at our main venue located at 140 Grey Street, South Brisbane except for those in the Burke Street Studio Theatre which is located at our Woolloongabba building at 8 Burke Street.

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  • Tickets

    The Box Office is open one hour prior to the start of major performances for ticket sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.

    Where tickets are available only at the door, sales will commence 30 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time at the door to the venue listed.

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  • Public Transport, Parking & Disability Access

    Public transport: Telephone 131 230 or visit Translink.

    For wheelchair access and assistance, and disabled parking information please phone (07) 3735 6291, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

  • Eat & Drink

    The Conservatorium Foyer Bar is open for drinks and coffee before, during and after performances.

    Want to make a night of it? You’ll be spoilt for choice with South Bank’s appealing array of restaurants and bars.