JODIE DEAN and HANNAH SBEGHEN
Last night’s “The World According to Brass” concert featuring James Morrison at Brisbane Riverstage was a great success.
The concert, a part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations in association with Queensland Music Festival, attracted hundreds of people, from a range of ages.
Brisbane City event promoter, Ashley Eayrs, who is working at a number of G20 cultural events, said that she saw a wide variety of different people walk through the concert gates, from mums and dads with small children to older people.
“We are hoping to expect a lot of people tonight,” she said.
“We have 2,500 flyers to hand out and I only have three stacks left.”
The concert also included performances from The Queensland Choir, artists from the Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane pipe bands, and vocalist Chrislyn Hamilton.
Harry Hurwood, tenor drummer for the City of Brisbane Pipe Band, said that his band was one of many that were invited to come and play alongside multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.
“I’ve never listened to James Morrison, but I think James Morrison’s concert, which includes pipe bands, is a great event that brings people together and shows off one of the cultures we have here in Brisbane,” Harry said.
Jenny Marsden of Redlands City said she made a special effort to see the concert, which she thought was a great way to showcase Brisbane.
“I think it’s a good idea. I think people are being put out for different reasons, there should be something good to compensate a bit and to make it more of a celebration,” Jenny said.
Callum Lury, 21, who was at the concert with his girlfriend Paige Willis on holiday from Britain, said that Brisbane’s G20 cultural celebrations had provided a lot to see while they’ve been on vacation.
“I think it’s good for us because since we’ve been visiting the city there’s a lot of events on,” he said.
“If we see something we like we can just go and watch it.”
The concert certainly ended on a high note. The G20 Cultural Celebrations are continuing throughout this week until the 17th.