Hip hop's Sentry to star in Ipswich tonight
PREPARE your ears, because one of Australia's rising stars in the world of hip-hop is kicking off his national tour tonight in Ipswich.
Seth Gabriell Marton, better known as Seth Sentry, will launch a 16 concert tour titled as his '1969 Campaign Trail' tonight at the Racehorse Hotel.
With fellow aussie rapper Remy as his 'Secretary of State' (or supporting act), the Melbourne musician promised tonight's performance would be his most raw of the tour.
"It worked out when we were planning the tour that Ipswich would be the first stop and it's going to be a good testing," Marton said.
"They'll get the best and most unrehearsed version of the show."
His first EP release in 2008, The Waiter Minute, earned Marton a cult following with it's unique sound and clever, thoughtful lyrics.
Described by Beat magazine as "Triumphant", Marton enjoyed great success with his first full length album, This Was Tomorrow (2012).
His second record titled Strange New Past, won best urban album at last year's ARIA music awards and cemented Seth Sentry as one of Australia's best talents in the hip-hop scene.
Growing up playing in the dingy bars of Melbourne, Marton said the Racehorse Hotel would bring out his love for smaller venues.
"I came up playing small venues and you're a lot closer to the crowd in that sense," he said.
"You can't hide on stage and the crowd can't hide from you. It makes for a cool intimate experience.
"This album is only a year old but it will be good to be about to get out and meet the people and see what they think. That's always my favourite part of touring."
In a new addition to Seth Sentry's live shows, a drummer has been brought in to give audiences a fresh experience.
"Yeah we've brought in a drummer now so we've gone back and restructured the set which has been exciting," he said.
"We didn't want to do the same thing, we wanted to shake things up and having someone new coming to the band with a fresh set of ears can questions a few things."
Tonight's gig kicks off from 7pm at the Racehorse Hotel in Booval before Seth Sentry hits the Brunswick Hotel and The Triffid in Brisbane this Friday and Saturday night.
Grab tickets here.