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Sahara Beck. Photo: Sheisaphrodite.

Live from the Lounge

Sean Sennett and Sahara Beck

Sean Sennett and singer/songwriter Sahara Beck team up for a night of conversation and music in this exquisitely intimate experience hosted by Can You Keep a Secret.

Join one of Australia’s most accomplished music writers and commentators, Sean Sennett (SUNNIE, Time Off Magazine) as he navigates the pleasures and pitfalls of breaking through the music industry in Brisbane. Along for the ride is award-winning singer/songwriter Sahara Beck who’s 2019 EP Queen of Hearts catapulted her onto national airwaves thanks to infectious art-pop tracks including “I Haven’t Done a Thing Today” and “Here We Go Again“.

Sit back and relax into an evening of conversation and live music, set against the impossibly cosy backdrop of late night vintage hot-spot, Can You Keep A Secret. Then stay on for a drink and some late night tunes courtesy of live vinyl record DJs.

Some secrets are simply too good to keep.

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About Sean Sennett

Sean Sennett is one of Australia’s most accomplished music writers and commentators. Sean has interviewed over a thousand artists from unsigned and emerging acts through to David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney. Sean’s work has been published in Rolling Stone (Aust/Europe/USA), Word, The Australian, SUNNIE, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and more.

Sean owned and edited the influential weekly magazine Time Off for two decades. Completely independent, he published a staggering fifty issues a year for twenty years. He now hosts the podcast series, Time To Talk.

As a songwriter, Sean has written and recorded with Kate Ceberano, Steve Kilbey (The Church), Ross Wilson and Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil). His songs have been recorded by the likes of Kasey Chambers and Paul Field. As an artist, Sean is best known for writing the Brisbane collaborative album, I Left My Heart In Highgate Hill and his recent work with Ceberano and Kilbey, The Dangerous Age.

Sean Sennett. Image courtesy Sean Sennett.

About Sahara Beck

Sahara Beck writes straight-up full pelt pop, but with a twist.

Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Sahara has earned a reputation as an arresting performer with a voice like no other. She has toured with the likes of The Rubens, Bishop Briggs, Ball Park Music and graced stages such as Blues Festival, Falls Festival and Woodford Folk Festival.

In 2019 she placed 3rd in the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition for her track “Here We Go Again” and later that year won the Carol Lloyd Award.

She released her 3rd EP, Queen Of Hearts at the end of 2019. Crafted by ARIA nominated producer Tony Buchen, it’s fearless, flamboyant and brimming with seductive art pop, with Sahara’s voice shining front and centre. The EP featured the singles Here We Go Again, I Haven’t Done a Thing Today and Queen of Hearts which secured triple j and community radio airplay nationwide and coveted placements on Spotify and Apple Music playlists. In 2021, Sahara will release the sister EP to Queen of Hearts, featuring 5 tracks co-written and produced again by Tony Buchan in Los Angeles.

You can listen to Sahara Beck’s music below!

Sahara Beck. Photo: Sheisaphrodite.