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Elixir Featuring Katie Noonan

Supported by Laneway

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Elixir Featuring Katie Noonan

Katie Noonan’s sublime jazz trio of 14 years Elixir released their long awaited 2nd album ‘First Seed Ripening’ in early September. The album subsequently spent over 13 weeks at #1 on the Australian Jazz chart and was recently awarded the ARIA award for Best Jazz album 2011!

4 x ARIA Award winning and 6 x platinum selling vocalist extraordinaire Katie is joined in Elixir by guitarist Stephen Magnusson and saxophonist Zac Hurren and together they present an intimate evening of sublime, lyrical music.

‘Elixir’s music is so spellbinding and intoxicating, a delightful privilege to witness in live performance.’ Australian Stage


It started one summer in a West End share house – was crystallized with a short hand written letter – born in Melbourne and has been nurtured through landscapes vast and plenty. Now, deep in the forested hills of Natural Bridge, on the edge of an extinct volcano, amidst the speckled light of glowworms, tucked beneath damp and heavy air, hushed by the ripple of the spring fed creek is a cabin with a stone floor that is the home of Louise O’Reilly and Paul Hannan. Herein is the space where flowers in the hair, tapping of the boots, a swaying of the hips has been translated into the sound of the death of 1000 summers. The sounds of Laneway.

Since heading to the hills they have written, mourned, fixed pipes and chopped wood. They have traveled away - returned. Always collecting tales. Of places. Journeys. Home. Of seeking and finding and misplacing once more. Donkeys. Coal piles. Turning on lights. Death. And love (whatever that may be).

They tell these stories with a melding of guitar and voice that makes such sense it is instantly familiar and distinctly unique. There is charm herein. And humor. A self-effacing style. A relaxed panache.

Their new album offering ‘Turn Your Love Up’ released in August through Crawler Records has been pieced together through recording sessions in spaces inspired and as diverse as their eclectic musical appreciations. From their own home in the hills to beautiful studios in Queensland, Northern NSW and Melbourne the album is a collection of ten new wonderfully composed songs displaying the gorgeous vocal and guitar melding we’ve come to expect from Laneway.