Musical bond

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

THEY may live miles apart but Kacey Pa­trick and Aaron Hop­per’s en­dur­ing musical chem­istry keeps them as close as ever. Lo­cal singer Pa­trick and Hop­per (pic­tured), a gui­tarist now based just out­side Syd­ney, will come to­gether on stage this week­end for the first time in 18 months. The duo will per­form songs as String­mansassy on Sun­day for the sec­ond-last Live at Bond show of the year. Pa­trick says the set will re­visit old songs and ex­plore some new tunes. ‘‘The flavour of the new ma­te­rial is more elec­tronic – it’s a big­ger sound but at the same time it’s more sparse,’’ she says. ‘‘In a self-cen­tred way, we cre­ate mu­sic we en­joy play­ing, be it jazz, folk, funk or elec­tron­ica.’’ The duo first formed in 1996 and Pa­trick says step­ping back on stage with Hop­per this week­end will feel like ‘‘re­turn­ing to a comfy couch’’. ‘‘Be­cause we spent such a long time to­gether he’s the near­est thing to a brother I have,’’ she says. ‘‘The live show will be fairly in­ti­mate in one re­spect. But it’s also en­gag­ing. We like to take peo­ple on an emo­tional jour­ney.’’ Pa­trick and Hop­per cre­ate an en­er­getic at­mos­phere as a duo. ‘‘I treat the voice like an in­stru­ment as well – I love to ex­per­i­ment with the colours of my voice,’’ she says. ‘‘Aaron is a sub­limely beau­ti­ful gui­tarist. We adapt what we do to suit the en­ergy of a crowd.’’

– ROSE SADLEIR String­mansassy and Owen Van Larkins play Live at Bond, at Bond Univer­sity’s ADCO Am­phithe­atre, on Sun­day at 3pm.

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