Gig Of The Week
Bands: Allen Stone, Shaun Kirk.
Date: Wednesday April 16th, 2014.
Pre-Sale Cost: $55.00 + BF
Door Price: $65.00
Photo ID required for entry
“..Allen Stone has the best effing voice I’ve ever heard” MTV
“…his voice and energy reminds listeners of music legends like Stevie Wonder and Prince” CNN
After making such a huge impression on his first – sold out – Australian Tour, Allen Stone is back and ready to captivate once again. At 26 years old, he hypnotized the entire crowd with his heartfelt lyrics and social morals – get set to be blown away by the extra-ordinary raw soulful talent of Allen Stone.
Allen Stone is the son of a preacher man, and like many soul singers, he got his start in church. Surrounded by gospel music, Allen didn’t discover soul music until he was a teenager and started collecting classic albums from the 60’s and 70’s. Allen Stone says of the genre; “Soul music from that time wasn’t just about bumpin’ and grindin’ at the club- it was a huge part of a cultural movement. That’s where my inspiration comes from”. It is no surprise that Allen Stone has drawn comparisons to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers (The New York Times).
Allen Stone will be bringing a new album with him, his debut album was the self released Last To Speak (2010) he was then signed to ATO records who re-released his second, self titled album (2012). Allen Stone jumped into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes R&B/ Soul Charts.
From the Church to the screen, Allen Stone’s first national TV appearance on “Conan” came after the music booker saw a YouTube video of Allen performing in his mother’s living room (The Clip has now been viewed over 2.5 million times and growing) . Since then, he has appeared on Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly just to name a few.
Allen Stone can sing and, as USA Today puts it, he is the “pitch perfect powerhouse”. The raw, soulful power of his voice is winning him an adoring fan base world-wide. Tickets are expected to sell out fast. Don’t miss out on this chance to see Allen Stone – a true soul performer.
Supported by Shaun Kirk.
For the uninitiated, The Zoo is Brisbanes' most long standing live music venue/nightclub.
We cater to the more independant end of the musical spectrum, and are open Wednesdays - Saturdays, and some Sundays. In any week you could see anything from beats, hip hop, jazz, rock, and pop to acoustic, folk, dub and reggae.
Depending on which direction you are coming from, there are many public transport options to The Zoo.
Take the train to Fortitude Valley Station. Walk 50m to Wickham Street, take either Brunswick Street Mall or Warner Street and walk until you reach Ann Street, which runs parallel to Wickham Street. We are located at 711 Ann St, which is directly across the lights from Kathmandu store and the Warner Street Carpark.
If you are coming from the CBD you can take several buses that will pass through Fortitude Valley and are walking distance from The Zoo.
Bus stops located closest to The Zoo are 203 / 204 / 205 (Warner St) and 211 / 202/ 207 / 210 (Brunswick St) and 228/ 229 (Wickham St).
- Everyone is welcome.
- We don't have a dress code.
- You must be over 18 to attend.
- We practice responsible service of alcohol.
- We provide free water.
- We don't serve rum.
- We don't serve double shots.
- We don't have a cloak room.
- We are wheelchair friendly (but please ring ahead to let us know).
- There is a taxi rank located outside.
- McWhirters carpark is located across the road.
- We are a please and thank you venue.
If you are a smoker, you are required to go outside the front of the building and partake there.
B.C.C now has weekend patrols that monitor and fine people who put butts out on the footpath!!! THE FINE IS $200 and they regularly sweep our area.
We do provide 2 bins at the front of the venue to place your butts in, if not you will end up $200 poorer.
Win a Double Pass
We have 2 Double Passes to giveaway for Allen Stone on Wednesday 16.04.14 or Ozomatli on Wednesday 23.04.14.
Email email@example.com with the subject 'Weekly Website Giveaway'.
Include your full name and which event you would like to attend, winners will be chosen at random and notified a few days prior to the event.
No recording or photographic equipment is allowed to be brought into the Zoo.
Please do not record the event unless you have gained permission from the venue and the performing act themselves, this also applies to patron crowd shots as well.
Anyone caught doing so, with out pre arranged consent will have their gear confiscated until the end of the night.
Thank you in advance for your understanding on this issue.
Are you looking for a venue for an event?
The Zoo isn't just about live music, we've also been known to host awards nights, fundraisers, product launches, fashion parades, theatre, design showcases and a whole lot more over the years.
If you've got an idea, we'd love to hear it!
Give Some Back
Thanks again for all those who supported this years events, we are very happy to report that we super cedded last years donations and earnt over $3000 for Brisbane Youth Service.
We have some spare Give Some Back shirts for sale through The Zoo, (If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile cause).
Now you can take a piece of The Zoo home with you! We have t-shirts, hats, caps, stubby holders and zoo lighters.
All for sale during opening hours.
If you're an up and coming Brisbane band looking for your first gig at The Zoo, then get in touch!
We're looking for bands for our weeknight "demo nights". If you are based in Brisbane, over 18 and can bring at least 30 people along to a show at The Zoo then we'd love to hear from you.
Please send us a bio and link to your music and what shows you have coming up and we'll get in touch!
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