City Sounds | Live music, free weekly
City Sounds Gig Guide
Interviews and Features
City Sounds is Australia’s largest and longest-running free live music program. Every single week we turn ordinary urban spaces into music venues for artists to share their voices with the public. Every week expect to hear anything from jazz and funk to electro and indie ringing out from Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square, Reddacliff Place and other locations in the CBD. It’s like a boutique music festival that never ends – there’s always someone new to discover. Check out our Gig Guide page to see who is landing on our outdoor stages this week.
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Fieu: [pron. Fee-yu] meaning ‘heat’ or ‘fire’, is the alter ego of Brisbane based songstress Emily Brewis. Likened to the sounds of London Grammar and Florence Welch, Fieu’s music is an explosion of electronic, alternate pop.
Ruby Gilbert embraces a moody, gothic-tinged style of song-writing. Raw and heart-breaking, her voice evokes an old-time feel, while her lyrics are both strange and endearing.
Jazz Surreal - A project based around Nicholas Robinson’s love of the music of Django Reinhardt. A blend of gypsy jazz, old French waltz and upbeat swing summarises the sound you will hear.
Creating vibrant and cinematic folk songs, this group has earned a small but devoted following.
Translating emotions with an acoustic guitar and loop pedal, Brisbane's home-grown Hope Defteros brings her tranquil tunes to lull audiences into a drowsy ecstasy.
The Wet Fish are an instrumental live machine, delivering good times for all ages with a versatile and contagious mix of classic 50s, 60s & 70s,surf, spy, soul and high-energy rock and roll.
Zoe is a singer/songwriter inspired by the likes of Jeff Buckley, Kimbra, and Matt Corby. Combining her soulful vocals with effortless melodies, she transports the audience into her enigmatic stories.