“A show that has turned Sydney DJ Tom Loud into an international music phenomenon.” – The Australian
Since first launching his time-travelling, ‘dance-through-the-decades’ audio-visual party concept in 2011, Australian DJ Tom Loud has grown the project into an absolute monster. Australian highlights include headlining his own national touring boutique event series, Hot Dub Wine Machine, sold-out back-to-back Australian tours, regular headline spots at Australia’s largest music festivals, large corporate gigs for brands such as Heineken, mammoth public events ranging from the Australian Tennis Open, to entertaining hundreds of thousands of people on a floating barge under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Australia Day. Likewise, Hot Dub’s been welcomed by international audiences with open arms; with a phenomenal 200,000 tickets already sold worldwide. Hot Dub’s an annual best-seller at the highly competitive Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Hot Dub’s set showcases songs from every decade and genre of music – 60s rock, 70s disco, 80s cheese, 90s house, noughties electro, 2017’s radio hits – and winds and weaves it into one expansive, electrifying, music history lesson. Each song is played in chronological order – mixed live on turntables – and complemented with archival concert footage / music videos on massive screens (narrated by a virtual spaceship air hostess), led by Hot Dub’s own rapturous MCing and hugely animated antics. For audiences, Hot Dub Time Machine’s show surpasses the realms of a regular live gig – it’s a celebration of life, of happiness and unity. It breaks down the barriers to entry that exist in so many realms of music, and in the way we consume and enjoy it.
Reflective of the Hot Dub project’s success thus far – 2017 has witnessed the project’s creative expansion into ‘Hot Dub Wine Machine’, a boutique one-day, adult-contemporary event, headlined by Hot Dub performing his signature two-hour set, in addition to a festival-sized line-up of leading Australian bands and DJs, fine wine and food – with the events taking place on custom-built stages amongst the grapevines in several of Australia’s leading wine regions. The announcement of Wine Machine was met by a rapturous response from Australian fans, with the entire tour sold-out and a huge success in each city, and already slated for return in 2018.
Next up Hot Dub will head to the UK for the summer festival season, with a highlight including playing a headline, 9,000 capacity show at the Royal Academy at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.