It’s just after 6am, as the sun rises over Princes bridge above the Yarra River. Following a long night wandering the city’s streets and laneways, a glazed and committed crowd gather to witness the closing performance of White Night Melbourne with Roscoe James Irwin.
Originally conceived in France, the inaugural White Night Melbourne event came alive in 2013 with over 300,000 people descending on the city between 7pm and 7am with a cultural mix of lights, music, theatre, dance, design, food, film, fashion, sport & art.
As a renown composer, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Roscoe is a member of The Cat Empire and The Bamboos and has recorded and performed with many of Australia’s best including Paul Kelly, Angus and Julia Stone and Washington to name a few.
After performing with The Cat Empire on the steps of Flinders Street Station earlier in the night, as the beautiful morning hue glowed in the background Roscoe led an uplifting version of “Bottles of June” accompanied by the Horns of Leroy and the Exaudi Youth Choir.