Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs


Welcome to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs!

Door charge $10
Every Tuesday at New Farm Bowls Club 969 Brunswick St opposite New Farm Park

7.15 pm - Blackboard (3x10minute spots)
8.00 - 8.45 pm - First Act
9.00 - 9.45 pm - Second Act
So bring your instruments and your voices! The blackboard segment will be first in first served. There is a full bar and food is available at reasonable prices.
Click on the email address to contact the performer, click on their URL to go to their website.
Name: Jesse Witney
Brief Blurb: Talented and charismatic, bilingual and multi-instrumentalist, Jesse Witney's music is bursting with passion, originality and conviction. It is infectious seeing him perform, you can't help but be inspired by his persona and smile. His voice is remarkable, sounding something like that of a Gilberto Gil/Paolo Nutini love child.

Originally from the small town of Gympie QLD, Witney has grown up to encompass a world of music beyond his humble beginnings. After a brief encounter with Brazilian guitar during university studies, he decided, on a whim, to travel to Brazil to learn the music and culture of the country. To this day, he still astounds Brazilians when he tells them he is one hundred percent Aussie.

The last decade has seen Jesse move from busking on the street, to touring the bars of Brazil, Europe and Australia, and all the way to playing at Iconic festivals such as Woodford and the National folk festival. After a very successful crowdfuding campaign, 2015 saw Jesse carry out a two month National tour of Australia to promote the release of his latest work 'Be It'. A four track EP produced by Phil Stack (Thirsty Merc).

When playing solo, he beats the Cajon with his feet, simultaneously creating luscious guitar/uke loops, crooning in English or Portuguese and during singing breaks playing harmonica or even busting out a mouth trumpet solo. When with a band, Jesse finds the best musicians around to play with, opening the music up to a dynamic and powerful full band sound. Jesse is as captivating as he is talented. An opportunity to see him perform live should not be missed!

"Beyond a shadow of a doubt Jesse turned out to be one of the most talented guitar players that I have taught in the 20 years that I have been at the University" Jim Kelly, Crossfire Member, Australian Guitar Legend and University Professor (Southern Cross University)

‘Every now and then you find a singer/songwriter that changes your mood every time you see them... they light up the room, indulge your senses, incite wild smiling and leave you buzzing from their good energy…. Jesse Witney is that character for me' - Pete Longworth, Visual Storyteller

Website: www.jessewitney.com
Email: info@jessewitney.com
  Jesse Witney

Bug Info

For those of you who don't know it the New Farm Bowls Club is on Brunswick St opposite New Farm Park. It has a great atmosphere, food, good parking, public transport, and a bar and a kitchen, open till 8.30pm. Click HERE to see what's coming up in the next few weeks.
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