Amazing line up to pay tribute to The Hummingbirds' Simon Holmes

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A mini festival to remember the great Simon Holmes.

The Australian music scene lost a truly brilliant songwriter and performer earlier this year with the passing of Simon Holmes, best known as frontman for The Hummingbirds.

Simon was an incredibly well-liked part of the Sydney music scene throughout his life, inspiring many bands in the Sydney underground to go on to great things while continuing to make excellent music of his own. 

 

To celebrate Holmes' life, some of his closest friends and collaborators are coming together for a massive tribute called Hindsight: A Night For Simon

Some of his early-90s peers like Ratcat and The Clouds' Jodi & Trish will play, as will more recent collaborators like The Aerial Maps, as well as Holmes' Hummingbirds bandmate Alannah Russack. One thing all of the artists ont he line up have in common is a deep love and respect for the man who will be so sorely missed. 

Read more about Simon Holmes' writing process.

Here's the full line up:

Ratcat, Custard, Ups & Downs, Jodi & Trish (The Clouds), Alannah Russack (The Hummingbirds), The Tall Grass (Peter Fenton & Jamie Hutchings), Smudge, Disneyfist (one-off reformation), Dusty Ravens, The Aerial Maps and Mary & Matt (Even As We Speak)

The show happens at Sydney's Factory Theatre on Sunday 3 December. Tickets are on sale now. 

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