September 21, 2018, 8:00 pmBlue Mountains Theatre
Blue Mountains Theatre presents
XYLOURIS WHITE (Crete/Aus)
Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future. Playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition, the band consists of Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto and vocals and Jim White on drum kit. Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from age 12. Born into a musical dynasty, he learned his craft at his father’s knee – beloved Greek composer and musician Psarantonis.
Jim White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White. For the last four years these two men have been performing as Xylouris White, the culmination of 25 years of friendship forged through music and place.
Xylouris White returns to Australia to celebrate the release of their third album, Mother. Mother continues the duo’s innovative concoction of free-jazz, avant-rock and ages-old Greek folk traditions that saw their 2014 debut album Goats top the Billboard World Music chart.
“George and Jim continue to evolve their arresting arranged marriage between gnarly tradition and free-flowing adventure. Simultaneously rooted and rootless, we might call the results Otherworld Music.” – Uncut 8/10
“If it sounds like gypsy punk one minute and unspun folk balladry the next, that’s simply the happy fruits of these defiantly distinctive players exploring their own instruments” – Weekend Australian****
Friday 21 September, 8pm
Tickets: $36, Concession $33
A one off Booking fee of $3.30 (for service and handling) applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, on 4723 5050 or online.