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A Creole-inspired sleepover at the Mansion with Moriarty

March 2013

  • The Melbourne Review

After their 2012 So Frenchy So Chic in the Park appearance and sold-out national tour, Moriarty are returning to the Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park for one exclusive, intimate performance in the historic theatre.

Moriarty’s return to Melbourne will enchant old and new fans. Imagine the rhythms of a 1930s Prohibition era speakeasy, add musicians and influences from three continents and give their sound a contemporary twist. Moriarty like to tell stories and evoke momentary realms where they could come true; that’s the unique appeal of their songcraft.

The once-only show and dinner experience will be in the historic theatre of the Mansion. Matt Coates, Executive Chef at Joseph’s in the Mansion Hotel & Spa, has prepared a Creole-influenced menu for the event that acknowledges the group’s eclectic heritage. The special menu will feature chicken and sausage gumbo, Cajun spiced chicken croquettes, pork jambalay, crispy fried prawns with vegetable crudités, and rounded off with pecan pie and banana fritters with cinnamon ice-cream. And more than enough Laurent Perrier Brut, of course.

The heritage ambiance of the old theatre will have Rosemary Moriarty’s remarkable vocals amble over her bandmates’ sound, shifting subtly between a country-western twang and all the beauty of a classically trained vocalist. While somewhat inspired by the country music scene, Moriarty’s progressive world influences set them apart as they experiment with percussion and guitar effects that would not usually appear in the genre. The six-piece also find a balance between instrumentals and vocals, making sure that both elements play an equally important role in storytelling. Moriarty’s stripped back sound shows their audience that their music is made deliberately, with a variety of emotions hanging on each lyric, guitar riff and drum beat.

 

 

A Moriarty show is about so much more than their music – it is a total theatrical experience. They have created an entire world in intricate detail with a commitment to exploring and perfecting their artform.

The dinner and performance ticket includes a night at the 5-star Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park, as well as breakfast for two at Joseph’s the following morning. The performance is supported by Parks Victoria, who maintain the 10 acres of gardens around the Mansion Hotel & Spa. We can’t imagine there are many better ways to commence an early autumn weekend in Melbourne than a night of gypsy abandon in a luxury location.


Moriarty perform on Friday March 15. Ticket price: $599 per pair, and includes accommodation and meals.
For bookings contact reservations@mansionhotel.com.au or call (03) 9731 4000

lancemore.com.au/mansion-hotel-and-spa
parkweb.vic.gov.au

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