Amy Thatcher & Francesca Knowles

mjf @ First Street (HOME Stage)

Amy Thatcher accordion, lead vocal, synthesiser / Francesca Knowles drums, vocals, keyboards  

Envelope-pushing accordion and percussion duo Thatcher and Knowles defy the preconceptions of what their instruments can do, breaking with tradition while tactfully adopting it as a foundation for playful experimentation. Their live show is one of both raucous energy and sympathetic intensity, incorporating drums, synths, keys and vocals into an unapologetic brew of colourful and creative composition. Their debut album Emergency of the Female Kind showcases a spectrum of humanness rarely captured in just 46 minutes and the pair’s undaunted attitude to kicking off a genre revolution. 

“Their debut album is an envelope-pushing blast of excitement that warps folky jazz and prog into new and unfamiliar shapes. Exhilarating stuff.” The Crack 

“Together, they are DYNAMITE. – The Crack 

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Date: sunday 19 may

Time: 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Time: 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Price: Free admission, no ticket required

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