with special guest Matt Boylan-Smith
As the lead singer/guitarist and primary songwriter for 3x ARIA Award winning rock band The Superjesus, Sarah McLeod’s successful career began in the late 90s. The Superjesus achieved Platinum album sales and multiple Top 40 singles including “Gravity”, “Down Again” and “Secret Agent Man” which are still rock radio staples nationally.
When The Superjesus hiatus began in the early 2000s, Sarah’s solo career soared. Releasing a number of EP’s and collaborations with The Living End’s Chris Cheney, The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin, and the Baby Animals’ Mick Skelton, and a side project band called Screaming Bikini that solidified her musical ability across a range of genre’s including hard rock, singer/songwriter, 50s & 60s barber shop and electronica.
Sarah’s collaborations with DJ’s from all over the globe resulted in her single “He Doesn’t Love You” topping the dance charts at #1 in Eastern Europe for 16 weeks.
Living in London and New York before returning to Australia to reform The Superjesus to an overwhelming response, Sarah continues to uphold her reputation as a musical force, nominated for “Frontman/woman Of The Year” in Triple M’s 2015 Rockies Awards amidst heavyweights Dave Grohl and Jimmy Barnes.
Following a series of sold out “She Who Rocks” tour dates, a new EP ‘Love and Violence’ from The Superjesus imminent and a new solo record in the works, Sarah McLeod has proven to be of Australia’s most talented and versatile artists.
In this special Sydney Guitar Festival show Sarah will be joined by drummer Mick Skelton (Baby Animals) for a truly unique 2-piece set-up. Sarah, in her own words has 'Frankensteined' her set-up to run both bass and guitar through the one rig. She even had to re-write how she plays her songs to be able to incorporate bass lines within the guitar chords and riffs. Sarah and Mick will be playing songs from the forthcoming new album Rocky's Diner and a handful of songs from previous releases both solo and with The Superjesus.
Thursday 24 August, 7:30pm
Factory Floor, Factory Theatre