VIENNA TENG (USA) with special guest CARSIE BLANTON (USA)
- Wednesday 6 August 2014, 7:00pm—11:00pm
- The Toff in Town, 2/252 Swanston St Melbourne VIC 3000, Melbourne
Singer/pianist Vienna Teng and percussionist Alex Wong have crafted a sound that the Associated Press calls "ambitious yet always tuneful…gorgeous and haunting." Each has garnered attention in their own right: Vienna has appeared on Letterman, NPR and the CBS Early Show, and toured with artists such as Shawn Colvin, India.Arie, Duncan Sheik and the Indigo Girls. Alex has produced records for celebrated singer/songwriters Ari Hest and Amber Rubarth, as well as his own project The Paper Raincoat (recently a featured artist on iTunes), and won Best Original Score in the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards for his work on Everyman For Himself. Vienna and Alex's first studio collaboration, Inland Territory, was released in April 2009 to glowing reviews: "a brilliant, introspective diary of an album" (American Songwriter), "sheer effervescent beauty…demands repeated exploration" (Blurt Online). In live performance, using an array of instruments along with looping pedals and effects—but no pre-recorded tracks of any kind—the duo veers from intimate to epic and back again, showcasing their love for an ever-widening range of genres: folk, pop, classical, jazz, country, even atonal modern music.