Underground music giant Mick Harvey returns to Adelaide for a special evening of new music and selected favourites at the historic Woodville Town Hall with friends and collaborators J.P. Shilo (Rowland S. Howard, Blackeyed Susans, Hungry Ghosts) and Amanda Acevedo on Friday 25 November.
Best known as a founding member of The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, as well as being a long-time collaborator to PJ Harvey, Mick Harvey is a legendary post-punk, experimental and soundtrack composer, musician, and band-member.
Mick Harvey says: “These concert dates are very close to my heart as JP and Amanda are friends and collaborators whom I hold in great regard. This intimate concert series provides an opportunity to get together with a small band and string quartet and perform songs new and old, including works from two upcoming albums of mine currently in production, and where we are once again able to present J.P.’s extraordinary record Invisible You.”
Mick has released more than 10 solo albums under his own name, including the four-volume series of Serge Gainsbourg translated recordings, as well as a selection of soundtracks for film and television including Chopper, Australian Rules, Suburban Mayhem, and the Oscar-nominated documentary Deliver Us from Evil.
The former Bad Seed has produced several acclaimed albums by other artists (Robert Forster, Clare Bowditch, Anita Lane) and consequently been the recipient of several Australian industry awards including
AFI Best Original Score for Suburban Mayhem in 2006 and in 2011 took out British Producer of the Year for his co-production on PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake.
For Adelaide, Mick and J.P. Shilo will present their joint show of J.P.’s Invisible You, which was last delivered on an extensive tour of Europe in late 2019. Plans to take the show around Australia were knocked on the head by the pandemic and now, more than three years later, they are back to present Invisible You alongside Mick presenting predominantly new songs from two forthcoming albums currently in production.
One of these albums is a duets project featuring Mexican singer Amanda Acevedo who will be joining Harvey and Shilo for the set augmented by a string quartet and small band.
Mick Harvey, J.P. Shilo and Amanda Acevedo play Woodville Town Hall as part of the concert series Seasonal Sessions, and Mick’s Adelaide appearance is the last stop of his Australian tour that sees him performing in Melbourne, Katoomba, and Sydney.
Mick Harvey, J.P. Shilo and Amanda Acevedo
Friday 25 November, 7pm
Woodville Town Hall