Tiana Khasi’s time traveller’s guide to Brisbane
Tiana Khasi has got one of those voices. One of those versatile voices, one of those voices that anyone who hears goes, “Oh,” with appreciation. One of those voices that improves any song she is on – it’s been proven. She’s collaborated with Golden Vessel, Sampology and The Kite String Tangle to critical success. She’s in Astro Travellers, a 7 piece jazz/hip hop band making their debut album. She’s got one of those voices that fits in everywhere, but most importantly she’s got a voice of her own and she’s ready to share it with Melbourne for the first time as a solo artist.
Tiana Khasi will making her interstate debut at Boney on the 22nd of April playing her own music, with the event teasing that she will be playing currently unreleased music from her upcoming EP. Of the upcoming EP, Tiana has said that it will be a curation of her previous experiences on electronic tracks, in jazz/hip hop bands and also feature production from her labelmate, Sampology.
Before leaving her stomping ground of Brisbane for fair Melbourne on her trip down south, Tiana’s given Purple Sneakers a run through of her favourite local haunts that serve as a step back in time.
Can You Keep A Secret (Stanley St, Woolloongabba)
“This bar + vintage clothing store duo is my fantasy land. Run by two badass local women, the store focuses on one-off Australian designer vintage pieces with the adjoining bar and lounge rooms giving me the perfect backdrop to dress up in my favourite vintage garb whilst indulging in cocktails and past life flashbacks.”
Pancake Manor (Charlotte St, Brisbane CBD)
“When it’s 3am, everything is closed and you wish you could turn back time, Pancake Manor is there for you. The 24hr medieval themed restaurant resides in a reclaimed church originally built in 1904 . Blasphemy has never tasted so good.”
Fitz + Potts (Nundah Village)
“Unsuspectingly located on Brisbane’s northern side, Fitz + Potts is a 70’s themed bar adorned with psychedelic wallpaper, velvet couches and family portraits. Walking into the upstairs apartment turned bar, you’ll be greeted by the resident doggos and lead through a time warp back to when dinner parties, jaffles and macramé reigned.”
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall (Caxton St, Petrie Terrace)
“Whisky, chandeliers, taxidermy and live music on any given night of the week.”
Woolloongabba Antique Centre (Wellington Rd, Woolloongabba))
“Sometimes I go there just to walk around and explore the warehouse. You can easily lose track of time amongst the other worldly trinkets and post modern chairs. It’s like the IKEA of vintage homewares, clothes and knick-knacks”
Tiana Khasi will be playing at Boney on the 22nd of April supported by Hannah Macklin/MKO Sun. Tickets are available here and are $10 a pop. This will be Tiana’s Melbourne debut and she’ll be playing some of her unreleased material that will appear on her EP released later this year.
INTRO BY LLOYD CRACKETT