Cafe Cibo Bar will be extending the Friday night residency of Melbourne recording artist, Victor Stranges. Come and be dazzled by his ability to perform the hits and obscurities locked inside the recesses of your mind. It will cause a singing sensation - most likely involuntary.
Victor will also be playing selections from his 2 albums and previewing new songs over 3 sets.
"Victor Stranges is a world class songwriter and one of the most able multi-instrumentalists you're likely to come across. Carrying the flame of literate, melodic post-punk artists to cherish from Elvis Costello down. He sings it like he means it." DC Cardwell
"Hello Me To You, it's great." Edwyn Collins
"Like the humming of a well-worn turntable or the buzz from a magical amp, Stranges' songs feel familiar yet fresh, comforting yet ready to explode with new information. His melodic pop transmissions flow from the center of the galaxy, circle the planets and hover like shadows in the four corners of your mind. All of gentle, sweeping harmonies here are tender and accent each corner of every note. The immediate touchstone, hard to miss, is the horn-rimmed sophistication of Elvis Costello but he reminds me of Willy DeVille..." Bruce Brodeen (Not Lame Recordings, U.S.A.)
“Australia has given the music world AC/DC, Icehouse, Men At Work, Midnight Oil, Crowded House, and INXS amongst others. If there is any justice in the world, Victor Stranges will be amongst those great names in terms of recognition and accomplishment...Hello Me To You is a piece of Pop/Rock near-perfection. There's very little here that Stranges doesn't do well; a striking accomplishment considering that the album is almost entirely written, produced, and performed by himself...” Heath Andrews (Review You, U.S.A.)
"Strangely enough, he sounds more like he began as a lounge singer, pulled from a musical at a young age and indoctrinated into a punk lifestyle of hard guitars and dark clubs." Brad McNaughton, Rip It Up (Adelaide)
Free Entry Kids welcome (accompanied by adult)