It’s been twelve long years since Bonobo’s debut Animal Magic pulled heartstrings across the globe and since then Simon Green has developed his emotive brand of electronica in to one of the world’s most captivating live electronic bands. Now, for the very first time, he’s bringing the whole six piece experience including vocalist Andreya Triana to Australia for select shows in March 2012.
Recognising Green’s immense talent, the impeccable Ninja Tune label snapped up Bonobo for the world, following up his debut with Dial M For Monkey, which enjoyed similar success and introduced many musical tourists to the producer, as tracks from it were picked by countless chill-out compilations. Three years later Days To Come was voted ‘Album of the Year’ by listeners of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide program on BBC Radio 1, it was also one of the biggest selling titles on the label in Australia for 2006.
In 2009, those unlucky enough not to have caught the Bonobo live experience were treated to the Live At Koko DVD, which was followed up by one of last year’s highlight albums Black Sands. Choosing chanteuse Andreya Triana as his weapon of choice, Bonobo took a slightly darker edge on the album, joining the likes of producers like Floating Points who make beautiful soulful electronic music that engage a listen as much as they do entice a dancefloor.
Finally Australian fans, who have been waiting over a decade for this live soul and folk-tronic experience, can enjoy the Bonobo live experience as Simon Green and band come to Australia to play two headline shows and two festival appearances. Regularly selling out large venues across the UK, it’s now our turn to find out why. Do not miss this incredible tour.
Bonobo + Special Guests
Thursday 8th Mar - The Corner - Melbourne
Tickets: www.cornerhotel.com/ – on sale Thursday 1st December