On 24 October 2014 they issued their debut album, Down to Earth, which reached No. It's going to be stupid. It was a great time. It peaked at the number three spot in the Australian charts, becoming an instant hit. Their upbeat sounds echo round the room and the audience quickly transforms to a sweating, bouncing mass as the band reproduce shining tracks such as 'Sunshine' and 'Crave You' in quick succession. We're playing all different parts of our music which we've never done before.
We had a fantastic time at their show, and despite the fact that the warm up acts were not quite our cup of tea, when Flight Facilities appeared the night really took off! Any other concert I'll go to will have a hard time measuring up. The conclusion of the performance will also cap off a remarkable 2015 for the duo, and one can only imagine the furthered heights the two will reach in the next 12 months. The tracks were sent to composer, violinist and conductor Davide Rossi, who would then rearrange them for the unique outdoor orchestral collaboration. The live album consisted of tracks from the duo's debut album as well as previous releases. We're actually playing with the orchestra. From its first performance in 1906 the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has offered the very best in orchestral music and collaborates with guest artists and arts organisations from across the world. They're watching one-half of Flight Facilities Hugo Gruzman racing Duke, Francesca's dog who happens to be an ex-racing greyhound, across the grassy amphitheatre.
The show is sold out, however in partnership with Federation Square, Melbourne Festival will also be streaming the concert live and free from 8pm on the big screen. I'm on drums and a couple of keyboards. Archived from on 28 January 2013. Flight Facilities teamed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was a gig I'd been looking forward to for some time and I was not disappointed. Now having amassed critical and commercial acclaim, Flight Facilities confidently take any stage and turn it into a frenzied and intense electro show. They began mixing in 2009 and during this time predominantly played for the nightlife scene in their hometown of Sydney, at various elite clubs.
In 2013, invited Flight Facilities to and headlined their home countries Falls Festival and Southbound Festivals alongside , , , and. Hugo's on keys and a bass synth modulator and a whole bunch of things. Last year, they performed at the Myer Music Bowl with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and collaborators like Reggie Watts and Owl Eyes. That show sold 12,000 tickets in under 3 hours, so you know that this will be huge. The duo consists of Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell. For more information on the Australian Orchestras, please see the.
This is the biggest news since. In 2009, they began mixing songs by other artists before crafting their own original material. At the that year, Flight Facilities were nominated in three categories: , and by Timothy Lovett for Down to Earth. From their debut album Down To Earth to collaborations with Kylie Minogue, Flight Facilities have been going from strength to strength in recent years. Local production masters Flight Facilities have never been afraid to push the boundaries, especially in the live arena — and here comes their most ambitious performance to date.
. In April they were broadcast on Triple J with four 1 hour long mixes featuring a decade spanning from 1972 to 2012. I think that's cool in itself, you're going to hear Flight Facilities in a whole new way than anyone ever has before, and not just because of the orchestra. We're just going to be rehearsing right up until the show. Their debut album, Down to Earth was released in October 2014 and features prominent names in the industry such as , , , , , , and Stee Downes. In July 2010 Flight Facilities commenced their first tour, Maiden Voyage. It's a cool feeling, but it's very daunting because we haven't ever played live on stage before.
They have reworked , and. If the two join forces again I'll be there in a heartbeat. Flight Facilities will play with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at a special show at the Domain on September 10. Hilltop Hoods have toured the new release around Australian arenas over the last month, selling out venues with over 50 musicians on stage. Picture Simon Cross Source:News Corp Australia However these events open up classical music to new audiences, as well as giving existing fans a special night out. Hilltop Hoods are touring Australia with 50 musicians on stage.
Their with-strings-attached tour ends in Perth this Saturday at Perth Arena. A fun live performance throughout, the duo has great reaction with their crowd which is repaid in mass singalong to the likes of 'Down To Earth' and finale 'Foreign Language'. The show is designed for the songs that have more of an orchestra feel. They played at various Australian nightclubs: Elsewhere in the , Empire in , Limbo in , and Adult Disco in Sydney before going to to play at Onzieme in , and Le Baron in. It was one of the best events I've been to. And we're going to be playing. Tickets go on sale from 9:00am this Thursday, April 28 — get yours right.
In 2015 Flight Facilities released a live album following their performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Tickets for the Sydney event went on sale today, with punters expecting to fly in from all over Australia for the bespoke performance. And the way you see us — we've got a whole new set-up, we've thrown everything from before out. A band certainly tipped for global domination, catch Flight Facilities whilst you can. They have jokingly told journalists the same thing and that they are.
In 2014 they were asked to play one of the worlds biggest festivals, Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Palm Springs where they played to 8000 plus people each day. The event is part of the which runs from September 8-11. The opening group, Beat Connection, had some technical difficulties, but they recovered and made some awesome music. This Australian dance duo, who like to maintain their anonymity wherever possible, bring the club to life wherever they appear. After retrieving Duke, both Gruzman and Lyell return down to the stage and sit with me, our legs dangling over the front ledge, where this weekend they will perform to 12,000 people — in what is arguably one of the most anticipated musical performances taking place in Melbourne this year.