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Steve Balbi

24 August 2024

In the Studio

Contemporary Music

Composer, Producer, Noiseworks and Electric Hippies' founding member, Steve Balbi, returns to the House for one night only. Don't miss the chance to witness the chameleon transcend his unique celestial sensibility live, featuring an all-star band and special guest Abby Dobson. 

BALBI bespeaks Bowie & Lennon, exploring Radiohead’s grit ‘n’ groove

The music of the composer, producer, and founding member of Noiseworks and Electric Hippies – Steve Balbi – mines a kaleidoscope of life at the margins. Coalescing melody, sophistication, and soul, Balbi bespeaks Bowie and Lennon, exploring the heterogeneity, refinement, and gritty groove of Radiohead.  

Balbi’s studio credits include Andrew Farris (INXS), Christine Anu, Glenn Shorrock, among others, which elucidates his artistry and diversity; also creating vocal arrangements for David Bowie’s Hours, with producer Marius de Vries (Madonna, Björk), and for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge

Renowned for his captivating live performances, Steve Balbi returns to the House to celebrate the launch of his fourth studio album – Breakdown. Beautiful but distorted, daunting but heavenly, Balbi bends every genre with this new masterpiece and show. 

The founding member of Leonardo’s Bride and le magnifique Baby et Lulu, Abby Dobson, will open the evening, her soulful voice soliciting an inherently intimate show, featuring songs ‘n’ stories from the streets of Paris, with love. 

Balbi’s debut solo LP Black Rainbow (2013) and its surreal reprise Rainbow Black (2016) provided a musical departure, before I Think I Know For Sure (2022) posited us back to the present. Breakdown (2024) is an impossibly romantic journey, enlightening and evocative yet melancholic and intoxicating.

Don’t miss the chance to witness Steve Balbi live, featuring an all-star band, with very special guest Abby Dobson. 

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