Send your long weekend into the stratosphere with four artists at the arrow point of Sydney’s RnB and soul scene. Discover why neo-soul sensation...
Ngaiire + Maina Doe + Becca Hatch + Ms Thandi | Tumbalong Nights
11 Harbour St
11 Harbour St
Send your long weekend into the stratosphere with four artists at the arrow point of Sydney’s RnB and soul scene.
Discover why neo-soul sensation Ngaiire has such an avid following when she brings her silken vocals, taught beats and eye-popping costumes to the Tumbalong Nights stage. Hailing from the Eastern Highlands and New Ireland provinces of Papua New Guinea, Ngaiire has built a musical identity that effortlessly crosses genres and art form. This multi award-winning singer-songwriter specialises in an off-centre hybrid of pop and RnB served up in larger-than-life art-pop performances.
“Ngaiire is radiant… the future soul singer-songwriter’s positive energy is palpable” – NME
Blazing a trail into the sonic future, multi-dimensional singer-songwriter Maina Doe fuses her love of old-school RnB and hip-hop with blistering neo-soul and her distinctive Somali-Indonesian heritage. Oscillating between vulnerable and boldly experimental, see this rising star deliver her evocative show through melody, movement and light.
“Maina Doe is a superstar. A model and musician – born to perform.” – Russh
Western Sydney / Eora Nation based vocalist Becca Hatch leans into her Samoan heritage with powerful gospel choir vocals and tranquil island sounds. Becca’s sound is steeped in RnB and she reveals her Indigenous roots through storytelling and poignant self-reflection. At just 19 years of age, her resume is already studded with stellar achievements; from winning triple j's 2017 Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative to show-stopping performances at the State of Origin and the Sydney Opera House. Now see her command the Tumbalong Nights stage.
Ms Thandi is the latest to burst onto Australia’s flourishing RnB scene. Having grown up around old soul and jazz music, Ms Thandi showcases a trove of creative influences which compliment her ever-evolving sound and style.
“Soulful, alluring RnB is the order of the day from Sydney’s Ms Thandi. A relative newcomer with a worldly view, … her sensual, well-polished lyricism bringing her to the fore of the scene.” – FBi Radio
Vivid Sydney presents a curated contemporary music program at Tumbalong Park featuring some of Australia’s most exciting artists alongside Sydney’s hottest emerging acts. Catch FREE live shows each Wednesday to Saturday night, right in the heart of the Light Walk.