Post punk Tasmanian three-piece band, Liquid Nails have been a thing since 2019. Subtract two years of global pandemic and you could say, along with the glacial pace of offshore pressing and shipping, they have, in a timely fashion, banged out their debut LP!

The 12 inch, 45rpm self-titled album (in true punk tradition) delivers 10 blistering tracks that authentically replicates the band’s explosive and energetic live performances at pubs and clubs in their hometown of nipaluna (Hobart).

Liquid Nails are celebrating the release of this debut at the Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, on Cubbyhouse Records (100 available).

Cruiser-charged fast hardcore. World record holders for most notes in a 36 second song. Unmissable on many levels.

Melodic nipaluna power pop and it’s absolute finest. They have one stellar 7-inch out and a debut album on the way.

Nice House (Debut Show)
With the median house price in Hobart at an all time encouragingly affordable $995,000, Nice House are here to ask and answer one question: Can rock and roll save this city?

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    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

A night of surreal and psychedelic art, music and interactive exhibits. Gochi improvises and launches his latest EP and showcases some of the unusual and trippy art that has leaked from his fried noggin.

Providing further entertainment for the night is Phat Loops and Bailey Jaxxon. Two very different, yet highly talented acts, that might have you hearing colours by the end of the night.

Photo: tiny blue

Mr Gochi is a Live Looping act incorporating funk, samples and electronic bleeps and bloops to create psychedelic soundscapes and grooves. His art is likewise mind bending and his most common mediums involve tech and gadget-ry.

Photo: Will Joseph

Bailey Jaxxon
‘Ello, I make jams for your scones, songs to stick in your head like the jingle for a cereal commercial.

Photo: Matthew Bicket

Phat Loops
Phat Loops is a slick mix of Drum & Bass, orchestral leanings, pop-culture ambiance, heavy metal guitar, and cinematic ornament. Hard to describe, easy to love – Phat loops is dance music for the modern era. Everything is performed live.

  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble is thrilled to be able to travel to Hobart and perform at the Founders Room at Salamanca Arts Centre on Thursday 28 July 2022.

The band will present an exciting performance from a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz that spans classic jazz standards to contemporary original compositions. The repertoire encompasses hard swinging bop and post-bop numbers, bossa-nova and samba grooves, gorgeous ballads, and songs from the great tune-smiths of jazz. The band will chart a course between tight arrangements and creative improvisational exploration.

Get ready for some hot jazz on a cold Hobart night!

The Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble pose for a 2022 promotional photo at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria.

Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne Jazz Ensemble

Features seven of Navy’s finest jazz musicians, including our feature vocalist and three piece horn section (trumpet, saxophone, trombone) plus a rhythm-section of piano, double bass and drums. Individually the musicians have all undertaken music degrees at University (including WAAPA and the Victorian College of The Arts) and studied and performed internationally with world renowned artists. The ensemble performs a diverse repertoire of vocal and instrumental jazz, from classic jazz standards, to swing, bossa-nova and samba, plus some contemporary original compositions. The group has supported and performed with many world renowned musicians including Don Burrows, James Morrison, and Katie Noonan, representing the Royal Australian Navy at community events and official Government functions and regularly performs at Festivals such Moomba and the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. The band’s tour of Tasmania includes a performance at The Founders Room at the Salamanca Arts Centre (Thursday 28 July 2022) and performances at this years at Devonport Jazz Festival. 

The band members are:
Maggie James    – Vocals
Gregory Smith    – Saxophone
Martin Duck        – Trumpet
Rob Flynn            – Trombone
Julian Foord        – Piano
Hadyn Murtagh  – Double Bass
Bruce McIntyre  – Drums