Speakeasy Sessions

BRILLIG invite you into our “SPEAKEASY”, a world all our own that’s filled with swingin’ gin joints,
smokey Bourbon bars, Berlin Weimar decadence, and exclusive underground charm.


After a sold-out and acclaimed Fringe Fest season, where the show picked up a Weekly Award for Best Music Show, Brillig reprise their popular collection of newly written songs and a few classics. Once again the Grace Emily will be transformed into Brillig’s own “Speakeasy” club, a perfect setting to chase away the winter blues.

The one-night-only show will be an official part of newly announced Adelaide festival: “Umbrella – Winter City Sounds”.

Blending enchanting Americana with Weimar-era cabaret Brillig perform their show with acoustic and electric guitars, electric and fretless bass, accordion, ukulele, harmonica and the featured lead vocals of Elizabeth Reid & Matt Swayne. With sly humour, off the cuff banter and sincerity the Brillig trio deliver crafted songs with a sense of occasion and purpose.

Cautionary tales, drinking odes, and a tip of the hat to the 1920s – both USA’s prohibition & Germany’s decadance of this time – fill Brillig’s song list. These songs themselves filled with sinners, saints, dancers, drinkers and those who are looking only for redemption.

Prohibition never tasted so good!


LIVE VIDEO : “Speakeasy With Me”
Filmed live at the Grace Emily Hotel, February 2016.
Video: Ash Starkey     Sound: George     Mix: Denni Meredith

Brillig’s Speakeasy **SOLD OUT**

Saturday 23 July 2016
Grace Emily Hotel 232 Waymouth St Adelaide

Doors at 4:30pm
Show starts 5pm SHARP
Show ends 6:10pm

Limited seating

It’s an early evening show, so join us for some pre-dinner cocktails – made especially for the occasion.






10885444_364782127027341_5880705370091567522_nBrillig Duo are also part of the ensemble for the show, “ADELAIDE THE SONGS”. This concert of songs has been especially put together by HATS Inc, an SA based award—winning arts organization HATs (Heritage, Arts & Traditions) is based in Adelaide and the Clare Valley.

Brillig Duo are included in this 7 piece ensemble, presenting their own original material plus performing as guest musicians on many songs.

One night only at the Grace Emily Hotel, Saturday 30 July. Tickets at dramatix. **SOLD OUT**