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Music on the Farm with Linsey Pollak and Rob Longstaff
04/12/2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A house concert at the Kendall Permaculture Farm Jindill shelter. Concerts are by donation, pay what you can afford and all proceeds from the gate will go to the artists. Alcohol free event, snacks, coffee and tea will be available for gold coin donation.
Gates open 6pm, music starts 7.00pm.
You close your eyes ….is it a saxophone, a clarinet, a flute, an oboe? …..you open them and “WHOA!” …what you see are instruments made from paper, cellotape, a drinking straw, a rubber glove and some garden hose.
Linsey makes music by live-looping self invented instruments such as a paper clarinet, a drinking straw oboe, a Cylisax, a rubber glove bagpipe and “Mr Curly” (a contra-bass clarinet made from hose sounding like a 70’s synth). Using these instruments he creates layers of music which will have audiences either spellbound or bopping in their seats. He demystifies the process of musical instrument design and music itself, but at the same time creates music that is (in the words of his YouTube viewers): “one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard”,” the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life!”, “the single most awesome instrument I’ve witnessed, and I have the internet at my disposal.”
RECIPE: blend some vocal percussion with a bit of jawharp then add funky analog bass using ‘Mr Curly’. While that’s cooking make a clarinet from paper, play and Loop some horn lines, add it to the mix and turn up the heat.
Rob Longstaff is a New Zealand born, Australian bred, Berlin based Pop/Soul/Blues musician, globetrotter and adventurer.
After working Australia’s tough but rewarding pub circuit, Rob packed his bags for Berlin, a city which he now calls home. In between his musical accomplishments Rob likes a challenge, having now hitchhiked across three continents, toured Indian and African orphanages and hospitals, ventured to Antarctica and travelled overland from Berlin to Australia by bicycle, train and ship.
Convinced by the idea of slow travelling the singer/songwriter did the German release tour for his album „Boogaloo“ on a solar boat and took a trip through the US on a custom electric trike. He also has been experimenting with the tiny house and the zero waste food movements.
Powerful vocals with humorous lyrics, passionate guitar playing and charm make him a one-man-groove-machine that runs with or without amplification.