Brisbane Festival presents

A State of Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley

25 - 26 Sep
QPAC - Concert Hall
Produced by Kirsten Siddle and Gaynor Crawford (AUS)
Queensland Premiere

"Jeff Buckley was a pure drop in an ocean of noise." (Bono, 1997)

"Tim Buckley embodied all the virtue of grace." (Rolling Stone)

Tim and Jeff Buckley’s legacy has inspired generations of musicians and listeners. A State of Grace celebrates their brilliant, complicated lives and music, bringing together images and stories with six stellar singers and musicians with close connections to both.

This is a moving, definitive portrait of two of the most beloved voices in rock, overseen by Gary Lucas, the legendary New York guitarist / composer who worked closely with Jeff, co-writing the immortal songs ‘Grace’ and ‘Mojo Pin’.

Assembled to recapture the magic of Tim and Jeff Buckley’s songs are musicians with the depth, breadth and empathy to do them justice: Martha Wainwright, Casper Clausen (of Efterklang), Willy Mason, Camille O’Sullivan, Steve Kilbey and Cold Specks led by guitarist/producer Gary Lucas with his band Gods and Monsters.

Jeff Buckley completed only one studio album in his too brief life - drowning at 30 - but it made him one of the most influential musicians of the 1990s and beyond. Grace, that fragile yet ferocious miracle of an album, moved millions. Jeff only met his father a handful of times - Tim died in 1975, aged 28. But the musical legacy Tim left behind, a wildly eclectic and brilliant collection of eight studio albums, served as Jeff’s musical touchstone. Tim and Jeff’s music becomes a point of departure for a soul-stirring reinterpretation and exploration in this premiere event.

This production is 15+ and contains coarse language, haze effects, sexual and drug references.
Commissioned by Melbourne Recital Centre through the support of the Hugh Williamson Foundation Creative Production Fund. Supported by ABC RN, the ideas network.
Photography by Merri Cyr
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Duration : 160 minutes

Adult $89
Adult $75 
Concession^ $70 

Adult $70 
Concession^ $60 
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QPAC - Concert Hall

Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets
QLD 4101

Getting There

Parking: Paid car parks at QPAC and South Bank Parklands
Bus: Cultural Centre busway station
Train: South Brisbane train station
Ferry: South Bank ferry terminal
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