Alumni Band ‘Storm in a Teacup’ Farewell Gig
The stage was set with vintage suitcases and fabric-bound books, while the expectant faces of audience members were lit by candles in delicate china teacups. With the sweet sound of a bow drawn across violin strings – the ‘Storm in a Teacup’ farewell gig began!
‘Storm in a Teacup’ is one of the creative collaborations that frequently emerge during Music studies at Wesley Institute. Featuring graduates Matt Glowacki (Bachelor of Music) on guitar and vocals, Asher Graeig (Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma of Education [Secondary]) on cajon, piano and backing vocals and Camilla Halpin (Bachelor of Music) on violin and backing vocals, the band gigged around Sydney and NSW, released an album and made their way into the hearts and iPods of a whole lot of people - many of whom were present for the final show.
Wrapping up four years of rehearsing, performing and recording wasn’t easy, but when Asher accepted a teaching position in his hometown of Geraldton, WA, the band decided to put on a final celebratory gig at the Empire Hotel in Annandale.
The night was not shy of talents, as friends and fellow Wesley Institute Music graduates Alex Zucchi and Simon Williams, together known as ‘Modeir’, brought their acoustic sound, and up-and-coming Sydney folk duo ‘Achoo! Bless You’ lent their sweet harmonies and original lyrics as supporting bands, while Bachelor of Dramatic Art graduate Hannah Bath offered her quirky humour as MC. It was an evocative setting for a great night of music and friendship.
Thank you ‘Storm in a Teacup’ for four fabulous years of music. We wish you all creative and personal success in 2012!