Linsey is well known all around Australia as a musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. He has toured his solo shows extensively in Europe, Nth America and Asia since 1996, recorded 33 albums (solo & with various groups) and performed at most major festivals around Australia where he has devised many large festival pieces such as “BimBamBoo!” (Woodford and Brisbane Festivals), “Sound Forest” (Qld Music Festival) and “The Dream of Zedkat Nabu” (APRA Performance of the Year – Queensland 2013).
Linsey has a reputation for making and playing instruments made from found objects such as rubber gloves and carrots, – his TED talk on Creativity (while making a carrot clarinet) has drummed up over 6 million views. He has spearheaded the Art of live-looping since 1990 developing solo shows such as “Knocking on Kevin’s Door”: “Playpen”; “The Art of Food”; “Making Jam”; “Cycology” and “Live & Loopy”.
Lizzie O’Keefe is a dynamic and commanding vocal artist and a versatile, innovative performer, based on the Sunshine Coat, Australia. Studying classical and jazz from an early age, Lizzie has developed a completely unique signature style with a wide vocal range, strong improvisational skills and enjoys experimenting with many different styles. Her sound has been described as haunting and beautiful in the same sentence.
Her most recent project ‘Dangerous Song’ is a collaboration with a well known Australian musician, Linsey Pollak. Dangerous Song combines the sounds of endangered and extinct animal calls with the human voice. It evokes an emotional connection and response to the sometimes “hard to swallow” facts about the current Sixth Extinction Crisis, inspiring understanding, love and hopefully action.