Nomika and the Sheldon College soul band are performing at this year’s first Live at Bond concert as part of the Bond University Twilight Open Day.
The concert will kick off at 5pm with the Sheldon College soul band, followed by Nomika at 6:10pm and then fireworks over the lake at 7:35pm.
Riding high on the success of a rebrand and with a banging new single, Nomika recently launched their debut EP, Motion. The Brisbane band were formerly known as His Merry Men, and have played at Caloundra Music Festival, Mullum Music Festival and Concrete Jungle. They even played a fantastic concert at Bond University back in 2013 during Queensland Pop Culture Week, appearing on stage as various superheroes. After touring as Nomika with their new five-track EP through May and June this year including a show at Peak Festival in Perisher Valley, they’ll be making a special appearance at Bond University for our Twilight Open Day celebrations.
The eight-piece line up, fronted by award-winning vocalist Megan Crocombe, draws upon influences including Hiatus Kaiyote, Vulfpeck, Snarky Puppy, Anderson Paak, The Bamboos and Brooklyn Funk Essentials to produce sensational grooves laced with provoking melodies. Their music is a small step away from the all-out party vibe of their former incarnation – a step into the cooler, darker waters of nu-soul and jazz funk.
Outside of music, the band members’ passions include drawing and making cut-paper collages, unicycling (kind of), extreme sports, and there is even a train enthusiast among the ranks.
Sheldon College soul band
Incorporating styles from musical theatre, R&B and Motown, this hugely popular ensemble features some of Sheldon College’s most experienced instrumental and vocal students. The band is conducted by Lachlan Bell (who also plays guitar in Nomika), and they’ve performed at various venues including the Cleveland Twilight Markets and the prestigious Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Commodore’s Ball.
Saturday, 28 July 2018
Free, all ages.
The ADCO Amphitheatre is shown as location 17 on the campus map.
Free parking on campus – best parking is in PG3 or PG4.
Wet weather: venue change info will be posted on the Live at Bond Facebook page. The wet weather concert venue is Don’s Tavern.
The best way to keep up to date with our concert program is to join the Live at Bond Facebook page.