Tia Gostelow, Sean McVerry

January 19th, 2022 7pm   Stage 2

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Tia Gostelow

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Tia Gostelow titled her new album “Chrysalis” which is a perfect way to describe the transformation of the young lady you see before you today. 2019 was here first year living away from family and friends and she turned that longing into the songs that appear on “Chrysalis”
Tia’s transformation from an aspiring teenage musician from Mackay to one of Australia's most exciting artists has come to fruition in 2020. Bursting onto the scene in 2018 with her debut album “Thick Skin”, Tia now returns with an album that delivers coming-of-age experiences through lush pop landscapes and danceable 80's influences with the help of Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy, Alex Lahey) who produced the record.

“Chrysalis” was released in October and the world took notice. It was feature album on Triple J, Tonedeaf and Aureview and scored glowing praise globally from the likes of Spin, American Songwriter and Line Of Best Fit to name a few.
21-year-old Tia has released two albums with the song “Strangers” just shy of 15 million streams and certified GOLD, 2 Triple J feature albums and the Queensland Music Award for album of the year for “Thick Skin”.

The most exciting thing for Tia is that she has really settled in with her family of bandmates Jordan Bain, Sebastian Jennings-Hingston & Izzy De Leon. Her live achievements already include a UK tour, SOLD OUT Australian headline shows, performances at Falls and Groovin In The Moo festivals and sharing the stage with the likes of Bernard Fanning, Boy & Bear, Ball Park Music, Frightened Rabbit, Lewis Capaldi and Gomez. As the world opens up in 2021 Tia and her band will be sharing their celebratory new live show as far and wide as possible.

Sean McVerry

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A careful combination of wandering melodies, with dollar-store theatrics yield the body work that artist and composer Sean McVerry creates. At his core, his crooning sensibilities lay on top a bed of warbling synthesizers, florid keyboard arrangements, and a relentless groove. His lyrical vernacular is earnest and at times hectic, dancing along the bar lines creating a musical palette brimming with potential energy.

The Brooklyn-based artist has lent his musical vocabulary in various corners of the industry from Hip Hop production for artists such as J.I.D. and Princess Nokia, to playing with Danger Mouse, Karen O and AURORA. He has released two EP’s and a handful of singles to positive critical review from publications such as Mic.com, Impose, and Paste Magazine.

From his debut Hourglass Switchboard I and II, Sean has explored the sonic palettes reminiscent of bands such as Grizzly Bear and LCD Soundsystem, to his new wave fever dream Private Lives which explored the neon synth pulses of Tears for Fears and Duran Duran. He is a humble student of music and a product of his ever-changing environment. His debut full length “Death of The Golden Boy” was released September 18th 2020 via AntiFragile Music.