The power of one

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music -

MU­SI­CIAN Joel Barker is do­ing away with a head­line act for his new mu­sic con­cept be­ing launched at The Odd Fel­low this Satur­day night.

In­stead, there will be two ro­tat­ing stages and eight solo artists who will play one song at a time be­tween stages, giv­ing them an op­por­tu­nity to play about five songs each.

Barker, who has co-cu­rated the 1x1x1 (one song, one mu­si­cian, one band) con­cept with Ben Wil­son, said the aim was to get mu­si­cians in front of new au­di­ences.

“We’re max­imis­ing ex­po­sure and try­ing to cre­ate a com­mu­nity within the mu­sic scene,” he said.

“Up-and-com­ers also get ex­po­sure to es­tab­lished mu­si­cians.”

The inau­gu­ral line up in­cludes Barker, Wil­son, Jeff Strong, and Lu­cas Jones from the band These Win­ter Nights.A va­ri­ety of mu­sic gen­res, from coun­try to folk rock, will be cov­ered.

Barker, an es­tab­lished mu­si­cian who is writ­ing songs for a new al­bum, said the venue would also ben­e­fit be­cause peo­ple would be there from the start, not just when a head­line act came on.

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1x1x1 co-cu­ra­tor Joel Barker.

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