Melbourne musician Angie McMahon is on track to set down her guitar for a spell and sit behind the piano for a solo performance in lieu of a cancelled world tour.
Announcing the news on her social media yesterday afternoon, McMahon revealed that the ticketed performance will take place on July 29th, with a handful of songs from her 2019 debut, Salt, and a few of her favourite covers.
Filmed and recorded at The Perch Recording Studio in regional Victoria, which, as per a press release, “has been adapted in a way that allows for a solo artist to record in an isolated setting that abides by social distancing rules”.
“Practising the piano and recording something in isolation felt like the only thing I wanted to do when we were locked down,” McMahon explained in a statement. “So it was really fun to turn this into a concert that will hopefully feel like an intimate live music experience while we can’t go visit our much loved venues.
“I got to reimagine songs off my record, and I currently prefer some of the piano versions honestly, so I hope people like them.”
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tix now available for an online solo piano concert which will go live for the duration of the 29th of July wherever you are in the world 🌞 I reimagined some of the songs from Salt for piano and put a couple other songs in there too. A portion of the proceeds will go to @clothingthegap and their excellent Free The Flag campaign (see yesterday’s post) and this is the first concert in a new series of special ideas from @kindfacecreative so give them a follow too 🐢
In her post, McMahon explained that the performance is the first in a series of new idea from Kind Face Creative, while a portion of the proceeds are set to go towards the Free The Flag campaign from Clothing The Gap.
In a previous post from McMahon’s Instagram, she outlined the importance of the Free The Flag campaign, noting how Clothing The Gap had previously been hit with a cease and desist order for printing the Aboriginal flag on their works.
“Free The Flag is one of the Indigenous movements that I want to throw support behind as an artist living and working on this land, where Indigenous communities are always having to fight for their rights,” McMahon added in a statement.
“I love repping their merch and having conversations about how we can show support and keep showing up, and I hope our contribution helps bring light to that. It’s just doing something small, instead of doing nothing. I think it’s important for artists to commit their voices and profits to the issues in the world around us!”
McMahon’s upcoming performance will take place just three days after the one-year anniversary of her debut record, Salt, which hit number five on the ARIA charts and spawned singles such as “Pasta”. A new EP, dubbed the Piano Salt EP, is set to be released in early October via AWAL and Dualtone (North America).
Angie McMahon – An Online Solo Piano Concert
Wednesday, July 29th (Worldwide)
Tickets: Official Website