12 FEBRUARY 2021 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
EASTERN LOUNGE VALENTINE'S SHOW
Our next show – our first for the New Year - is on Friday, February 12… it’s our annual Valentine's Day special (almost). That night, we present a captivating artist who's playing Eastern Lounge en route to no less than 4 individual performances at Bluesfest.
ROSHANI has a voice that gives you goosebumps. A multi-instrumental prodigy, she is one of the most exciting new artists within today’s Australian music scene.
Offering a contemporary mix of R&B, Roots and Pop that sounds familiar yet innovative at the same time, her live act is a real tour de force. She uses a range of instruments and pedals to offer an impressive one-woman-band show that reminds you of the technical prowess of artists like KT Tunstall and Molly Gene.
And opening the show is another new discovery, Ben Provest. After living and working in the US for the last 4 years, Ben is back in Australia, recording and releasing original music again. In August this year, Ben released the self-produced track 'Hollywood Heartache', under his new project name Chop!
"ROSHANI has possibly the most amazing voice you've ever heard. "
- FOCUS Magazine
From dirt poor beginnings in Sri Lanka to explosive multi-instrumental powerhouse, ROSHANI's music is as captivating and as uplifting as her life story.
Born into unimaginable poverty, her father was the village drummer, her mother a singer. Impoverished and with no hope of progressing financially, the couple were forced to give ROSHANI up for adoption in order to give her a better chance in life.
At just 6 weeks old, fate led her to Australia... to a musical family living (of all places) in the nation's Country music capital, Tamworth. There she was given the chance to follow her heart and embrace music as her life.
ROSHANI’s music cannot be pigeonholed, timelessly crossing genres. Using loop pedals to lay down guitar, harmonica, keys and percussion, then overlaying all with a voice that gives you goosebumps, ROSHANI has developed her one-woman show while living in a van, busking on the streets of capital cities country towns and traveling wherever the wind takes her.
"Ben Provest channels the classic Rock greats as his new track 'Hollywood Heartache' reaches for the stars."
- BEAT Magazine
Ben Provest had immediate success as a young muso. when he launched his high school band ‘Benny and The Dukes’. The band went Top 10 on Triple j Unearthed High, receiving a 5/5 review from Alex Dyson for their song 'Balloon Head. In turn, this led to an on-air interview with host Rosie Beaton and then some great live performance opportunities, including opening for The Bamboos.
Ben moved to Melbourne to study at the Victorian College of the Arts (Contemporary Music, Jazz Guitar). While there, he formed an 18-piece orchestra to play at the opening night of MUDfest, Australia's largest University Arts Festival, performing his original music to a sold-out crowd.