Bolts of pent-up energy, surging, breaking, exploding - 'lines of flight' describes the creative potential of not just breaking away from the norm but shooting in an unexpected and refreshing direction. This is the approach taken by Brent Keogh (vox, mandolin, oud, guitar) and Katie Anderson (vox, flute, Irish whistle, percussion) to their music. With their unique and earthy infusion of folk, world, classical and pop influences, 'Lines of Flight' have been performing alongside the likes of multi-award winning Canadian folk duo Madison Violet, cellist Monique Clare (Folk Alliance Artist of the Year), Nigel Wearne, Kool Vibration, and Arabesk. With regular appearances by guest tabla players Shaun Premnath and Maharshi Raval, and Oscar Gross on double bass, 'Lines of Flight' unearths the hidden gems of the world’s acoustic sounds, taking you on a sonic journey that is at once familiar and completely unexpected.
Keogh (vox, guitar, mandolin, oud, percussion) has an eclectic musical background - he has performed alongside indie bands the Jezebels and Cloud Control, has studied vocals with Darren Percival (The Voice 2012), Egyptian oud with Aria award winner Joseph Tawadros, mandolin with Fiona Orenstein (Plektra) and has completed a doctorate in World Music through Macquarie University. He currently lectures in music and media at UTS.
Anderson (vox, flute, Irish whistle, percussion) is an accomplished musician and teacher. While completing music degrees at UNSW, she studied flute under professional flautists Karen Lonsdale and Kathleen Gallagher. She performed for over ten years with the Sydney Wind Symphony.
Together, 'Lines of Flight' weaves the sounds of the guitar, middle eastern oud, mandolin, Irish whistle, flute and vocals into refreshing arrangements of traditional and original songs
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“From the first note, Lines of Flight owned the room and treated us to a delicious musical narrative." - Calvin Welch (ihearmusic)
"Gorgeous!" - Stuart Coupe (Tune UP FBi Radio 94.5)