'Energetic, elastic, experimental' – Sydney Morning HeraldIn a whirlwind five years with two Grammy nominations, multiple world...

Hiatus Kaiyote with Sampa The Great


Sydney Opera House
2000 NSW

Sydney Opera House
Hiatus Kaiyote Vivid LIVE

Event Details

'Energetic, elastic, experimental'  Sydney Morning Herald

In a whirlwind five years with two Grammy nominations, multiple world tours, and nods from Erykah Badu, Questlove and Prince, Melbourne future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote have finally broken through at home – making their Opera House debut accompanied by Sydney's poet-rapping favourite Sampa the Great and visual effects from Timeboy.

Melding electric jazz virtuosity with the beat-making dexterity of Flying Lotus and Madlib, Hiatus Kaiyote are a band born for the stage. Self-described as 'multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic gangster, singer-guitarist Nai Palm leads with her soul-driven force that unites r 'n' b lovers, hip-hop heads and heavy music fans alike.

Augmented with an expanded live line-up featuring three backing vocalists, core instrumentalists Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keyboards) and drummer Perrin Moss display a dazzling unity where improvised flourishes run free with chart-ready melodies.

Performing their first show amidst sword swallowers, fire twirlers and a gypsy death-core band in 2011, Hiatus Kaiyote have only deepened their singular vision while leading a new scene. A local rarity that conquered America before growing their own Australian underground following, the genre-bending group now make their largest statement in Sydney with local rap-soul champion Sampa the Great in a singular stand at Vivid LIVE.


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