The last couple of weeks have seen Brisbane bands and musicians take to the stage at The Zoo for The Longplayer Sessions, a series of shows in which the performers deliver their own unique renditions of an entire album recorded by other artists. The artists chosen to take part span a wide range of genres and musical styles, with the album selections showcasing a diverse collection of local and/or international performers.

The Zoo

The opening night (October 30) featured Sahara Beck delivering her version of Elvis Presley’s landmark Sun Sessions album, a daunting undertaking that she handled with aplomb, followed by The Phoncurves and their very stripped-back rendering of Love Angel Music Baby by Gwen Stefani.

Sahara Beck takes on The King
Sahara Beck
The Phoncurves go Gwen
The Phoncurves

Night two (November 6) kicked off with My Fiction working hard to replicate the energy of Regurgitator as they presented a mostly faithful take on Unit. Orphans Orphans were next up, delivering a somewhat authentic (in both sound and style) performance of Thirteen Tales of Urban Bohemia by the Dandy Warhols.

My Fiction  as Regurgitator
My Fiction
Orphans Orphans
Orphans Orphans

The final Longplayer Session will take place at The Zoo this Thursday night (November 13), with Karl S. Williams taking on Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Love and Hate, followed by Kirsty Apps and The Shotgun Shirleys delivering their interpretation of the self-titled debut album from the Indigo Girls.

Doors open at 7:30pm, the show gets underway at 8:00pm and admission is absolutely FREE.

For more photos from The Longplayer Sessions, click here.