Coming from Australia, Kim Churchill and Andy Clockwise and Missy Higgins will be taking over Santa Monica Pier's Twilight Dance Series Thursday, July 21st @7-10pm for a night of all-Australian music. Following great success in Australia, Missy Higgins has been praised by the Los Angeles Times “Missy Higgins has that radiance performers exude just as their stars begin to ascend”. Currently touring the globe in support of her albums The Sound of White and On a Clear Night the songstress is keeping busy with yet another album in the making with Nashville producer Brad Jones. Singles including "Scar" and "Where I stood" have garnered worldwide praise and a loyal following.
Kim Churchill will be taking to the stage with his soulful melodies. With percussive beats combined with an "earthy" stomp box, he has been described as a musical powerhouse. Coming from a nomadic and surfing lifestyle, Kim's music reflects his life on the road.
Indi-rock and LA based Australian import Andy Clockwise will be touring in support of his American debut The Socialite, released in April 2011. The album, influenced by Bob Dylan Prince, has received critical acclaim and local success. With a blend of rock, pop, synth and punk into self-described "schizo pop", the sound is one of a kind and perfect for a summer night on the pier.
Chris De Cure, the Australian Consul-General in Los Angeles explains, “The Santa Monica Pier is a wonderful, iconic location and we received such an overwhelmingly positive response from audience and industry alike last year that we were very keen to help celebrate Australian artists again this year. The Twilight Dance Series is a great opportunity to share Australian music talent and cultural diversity with the people of Santa Monica and the wider LA community.”
If free music somehow just isn't enough to entertain you, come down for the chance to win a 5 night vacation in Sydney. Attendees at Australia Rocks the Pier will have the opportunity to win a fabulous 5-night vacation to Sydney, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour and a tour of the famed Sydney Opera House.