The sell-out success, Synthony, comes to Melbourne for the first time for a ‘One Night Only’ epic outdoor show! The ultimate celebration of the last 30 years of Dance Music, Synthony is a unique collaboration between Orchestra, DJs, live vocalists and feature musicians.
The super-charged and energetic Synthony will showcase the biggest dance anthems from icons such as: Avicii, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and Basement Jaxx to name just a few, backed with the full might of a 60+ piece Synthony Orchestra. With Conductor Sarah-Grace Williams at the helm and the addition of multi award winning vocalist Emily Williams and Sax player Matty O, the show is stacked with iconic stars from across the Australian music spectrum playing their global hits including: Miss Connie (Sneaky Sound System), Ilan Kidron (The Potbelleez), Mobin Master, Greg Gould, Ella Monnery, Andy Van (Madison Avenue / Vicious Records) and Mark Dynamix.
With an epic backdrop of visuals, lasers and a state-of-the-art sound system, it’s a magical, uplifting, hands-in-the-air dance party like no other. An energetic show from the outset, this is not an Orchestra as you know it. This celebration of Dance Music is more than just a show, it takes the audience on a nostalgic journey back through their most memorable dance music experiences. Track after track, fans are taken down memory lane and will celebrate dance music that is embedded into their subconscious.
Synthony’s New Zealand shows (since 2017) have been attended by ‘Sold Out’ audiences (as well as its debut into Australia in Brisbane, 2019). After successful shows across New Zealand (over the last few months, including a sold-out show at Spark Arena, Auckland) and the orchestral extravaganza’s first outdoor show at the magical natural Amphitheatre of the Bowl of Brooklands (New Plymouth), the tour will expand to Melbourne this April, as part of the: ‘Live at the Bowl’ Summer series at the ‘Sidney Myer Music Bowl.’
Synthony Australia will include some of Australia’s Dance Music’s favourite Artists, who are also behind some massive hits, such as:
Miss Connie (Sneaky Sound System) – ‘Pictures,’ ‘I Love It,’ ‘UFO,’ ‘Kansas City’ and more..
Ilan Kidron (The Potbelleez) – ‘Don’t Hold Back,’ ‘Hello,’ ‘Junkyard’ and more..
Greg Gould, Ella Monnery + more to be announced..
Hosted by: Mobin Master – ‘Show Me Love,’ ‘Get Away with It,’ ‘Lights Out’ and more..
Support by: Andy Van (Madison Avenue // Super Disco Club) and Mark Dynamix
Plus New Additions: Vocalist Emily Williams and Sax Player Matty O
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams
It’s no secret that 2020 has been a tumultuous rollercoaster for event promoters. The Synthony tour was due to be announced just days before New Zealand went into Level 4 lockdown and the future of the tour all of a sudden became awfully uncertain. Shows across Australia, Asia, and the U.S were in the pipeline for 2020. Months of preparation and negotiations with Artists, Venues and Sponsors were all dashed and the team behind Synthony, had to rebuild the program all over again.
Duco Events Promoter Rachael Carroll says she’s incredibly excited to bring the show back to Australia and hold the first outdoor show at the iconic ‘Sidney Myer Music Bowl’: “Given the circumstances, it’s amazing to be able to bring this show to the music hub of Australia – Melbourne and have our show at the ‘Sidney Myer Music Bowl.’ We know as soon as Melbournians see this show, they’ll be coming back year after year.”
The show will be run in a Covid-safe environment set up by the Arts Centre Melbourne, that will include socially spaced tables and seats and innovative private decks for groups of up to 6 people. Carroll stated: “The Covid safe set up at the Bowl, is an incredible innovation by the Arts Centre Melbourne. We are going full throttle with this show, so fans can expect an amazing high energy experience in a socially distanced safe format. After everything Melburnians have been through, we can’t wait to put on this epic dance party for them!”
The Synthony show has only been possible thanks to the support of the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative. “We certainly would not be putting on this show without the RISE funding support from the Australian Government and support from Arts Centre Melbourne. These partners have given us the confidence to invest, take risks and put on events, that will see some Artists and suppliers secure their first job and income after a very long break in event activity,” said Carroll.
Founded in 2017 by DJ and producer, Erika Amoore and fellow Kiwi David Elmsly, Synthony sold out its first ever show at the Auckland Town Hall to a packed house and unprecedented reviews. The show’s creation brought together key New Zealand talent, with Peter Thomas, conductor and music director of the Auckland Symphony Orchestra believing in the unique concept and enlisting the services of Ryan Youens, an arranger with hundreds of professional credits to his name, including film scores for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug.
After sold-out events at Auckland Town Hall in 2017 and 2018, Duco Events, a major event promoter with a 16-year track-record, purchased the concept with an ambitious long-term vision to expand the event from one city to multiple venues and cities across the globe. In 2019, they took the show to Brisbane, Australia and also sold out five shows across NZ later that year. Over six shows, four Orchestras and hundreds of musicians played to over 14,000 fans in 2019.
In 2020, Synthony staged its biggest ever NZ-wide tour, supporting the live music industry’s recovery post COVID19. Synthony returns to Australia this April for its first outdoor show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne with other Australian cities to be announced, followed by other international markets.
About ‘Live at the Bowl’:
A festival for our city
Spend days and nights in the open air enjoying the best live acts in Australia. From January, the iconic ‘Sidney Myer Music Bowl’ will host a festival like no other, featuring an all-local program of music, comedy, family-friendly events and more.
Sing, cheer and applaud as your favourite Artists return to the stage. Enjoy delicious food and drinks with friends and family. Share a socially distanced dance under the stars as we reconnect with our city, the arts and each other. Welcome back to your Bowl.
2021 DATES & LOCATIONS:
Friday 16th April, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (New Limited Ticket Release)
Saturday 29th May, Riverstage, Brisbane
More Australian dates to be announced….
All tickets are available through: www.synthony.com
2019 Synthony Grand Finale at Wellington’s TSB Arena WATCH HERE!
Darude – ‘Sandstorm’ performed by Synthony WATCH HERE!
Fisher – ‘Losing It’ performed by Synthony WATCH HERE!