Abandoman Q&A

Abandoman will make a one-night return to Adelaide for a one-off work in progress gig. Get inside Abandoman’s mind and why he wants you to be part of this special show.

How’s 2021 treating you as live shows are coming back?

It’s been a weird year after spending a year in lockdown. I spent the year creating new work that I am excited to show audiences in a real physical space. I wasn’t sure that this work was going to exist beyond a virtual space, so to have the opportunity to be in front of the live world is very exciting.

What can audiences expect from your gig at The Lab?

This show will be like when MTV played music videos. It’s a live fully improvised show. Audiences will see detailed music videos before their very eyes. The show will be a larger-than-life experience where you are watching the full creation of sound and visuals at the same time. This is unlike anything that’s ever been done before in the world of music.

You are an Adelaide favourite, what do you love about our audiences?

I adore Adelaide audiences. There is such an enthusiasm and willingness to explore. I’ve been coming to Adelaide for a decade and love the Adelaide Fringe. I can’t wait to perform at The Lab next weekend in one of my favourite cities.

What’s your best musical discovery from lockdown?

I have taken a deeper dive into the work of FKA twigs. I love her voice and really took the time to further explore her work. I also reconnected with the work of Open Mike Eagle, who I really admire. Eminem’s track Darkness was also a track I became a little obsessed with, it’s such a powerful narrative. I appreciate the narrative in song writing and the visual picture that is brilliantly captured through artists like these.

Have any dream collaborations come about in the last year for you?

Lockdown has seen a lot of collaboration with comedians and musicians navigating technology. It’s been really inspiring to see how giving everyone has been in such a time of learning and discovery.

Abandoman is playing at The Lab on 01.05.21.