Live! at the Baptist Starring Phoebe Sinclair
Friday 14 June
All tickets $15.00On Sale Soon
Presented by Studio 188
Your connection to the most cutting edge and progressive music scene in Ipswich. Live! at the Baptist is a place where unearthed bands and independent artists can rock-out live on stage. Experience the sublime sounds of this intimate and energetic venue featuring some of the best headline acts touring the country alongside up and coming local artists.
Phoebe Sinclair is the master of the ‘sanger’, the sad-banger. Hypnotic and addictive; her songwriting is deceivingly good, filled with soaring highs and crashing lows. Her live performances transcend listeners, leaving hearts in throats and melodies in minds.
Originally hailing from the shores of northern England, the now Brisbane based singer is making an impact with her unique combination of soulful vocals, swimming electronic production, and intoxicating beats. Her signature style is reminiscent of artists such as Sigrid, Wafia and Ellie Goulding, but with that little twist – standing Sinclair out from the crowd.
Having received national community radio play and critical acclaim from tastemakers Music Is My Muse, Scenester and AAA Backstage, the emotional wreck turned songstress has collaborated across the globe.
Tahlia Matheson was only eight years old when she began singing. Music was always around her as she grew up watching her Dad play in bands around her home in the Byron Shire.
Tahlia was always songwriting, so when she was 14 and had to write an original piece for a school assessment it came easily. She sat down at the piano and started writing. This confirmed her love for songwriting and she hasn’t stopped since. The piano has been swapped out for the guitar and with a lot of international travel and life experiences she has plenty to write about.
In 2012, at just 16, Tahlia attended the world-renowned Tamworth Country Music Festival where she developed her passion for country music. In that same year she would also go on to be selected to perform on the busking stage at the Byron Bay Blues Festival. She has continued to perform at both festivals each year as well as doing gigs across the northern rivers of New South Wales and south east Queensland.
In 2018, after a couple years working and travelling the world, Tahlia is back performing her repertoire of songs in full force. Booking regular gigs up and down the east coast of Australia. She began the year being chosen to sing at The National Folk Festival in Canberra. She released her debut EP ‘Wait and See’ (link), containing 4 original songs with the positive feedback giving her extra confidence as she continued her full schedule of gigs.
From joining the school band in grade four, to picking up the guitar and writing her first song at 15, to since writing a plethora of relatable and heartfelt songs, music has always been part of life for singer-songwriter Jessica Maree. Jessica’s style is commonly described as one of her own, pulling elements from a few different genres to create something unique. With a big voice and a big heart, her songs are like diary entries, ones she hopes resonate with her listeners by being insightful and relatable.
Her performances are intimate and welcoming, from the very start she’ll have you captivated, and you’ll find yourself on the roller coaster of musical emotion right along with her.