Big Words Presents: An Afternoon at the Amphitheatre
Saturday February 13th: Fairfield Amphitheatre, Melbourne
13:00 – 21:00
For one night only, Big Words present to you this intimate, heavily curated line up of Melbourne’s greatest emerging talent. For lovers of soul, indie and all things alternative, Big Words have gathered some very special bands for a blissful afternoon of exploration. Taking place at the stunning open-air Fairfield amphitheatre, this will be a very special show and the last before the group begin recording their debut album.
2020 was a defining year for Big Words, having released their acclaimed Mixtape ‘Cherry’ which saw them be triple j Feature Artist and caught the attention of international tastemaker media such as Wonderland Magazine, V Magazine and Earmilk.
Finally being able to return to the stage, Big Words have a reputation for pairing their music with bespoke visuals & performance art in what many describe as one of the best live shows in Australia.
There are very limited tickets so please don’t wait.
With Drake-like charisma drenched in Beach Boys harmonies – Big Words are Melbourne’s most adored duo, made up of childhood friends Will Scullin and Kieren Lee, showcasing their lush hybrid of alt R&B, indie-pop and soul.
Since being discovered busking by Ghostface Killah during Wu-Tang Clan’s 2016 tour of Australia, Big Words have gone on to amass over 9 million streams, support Hobo Johnson and Tash Sultana on their national tours and play main stage slots at some of the biggest festivals around Australia including Beyond The Valley, Grapevine Gathering and Wildlands.
Their most recent output, mixtape ‘Cherry’ was serendipitously conceived during isolation.Originally the discarded demos from Big Words’ forthcoming debut album, The Cherry Mixtape took on a life of its own during quarantine when the duo were isolated in their apartment. One evening whilst having a few drinks, they decided they would finish off some semi-formed ideas which were never otherwise going to see the light of day. Entirely self-produced and completed in just two weeks, it wasn’t long before they realised these so-called ‘offcuts’ could actually be their best body of work yet. Cherry is a fortuitous treasure, embodying Big Word’s unique ability to create contemporary music, whilst nodding to different eras.
Kieren’s eclectic writing style developed over years of busking on the streets of Melbourne, whilst Will’s signature falsetto and production style has flourished from years of writing and recording at home. Together their sound is inspired by a wide range of visionary artists like Frank Ocean, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Daniel Caesar and Khruangbin.
The amphitheatre will be separated into two halves of 115 patrons each. You can move around your allocated half throughout the event but cannot cross into the other seated half.
Bar and Food:
The bar will be implementing table service. Patrons can find QR codes dotted around your allocated area with a corresponding number on it. Order to this number, wait until your order arrives and show the bartender your order receipt. You can move around and use other QR codes, just edit the number when ordering to ensure your drink comes to the right place.
Praise for Big Words
“Big Words making music with such a strong vision” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j Unearthed
“Big Frank Ocean energy” – Life Without Andy
“No longer local knowledge, the soul/R&B/funk/pop outfit has grown from its initial cult fandom” – Dreamland Magazine
“Prepare for a solid coating of goosebumps” – Forte Magazine