Iain T. McKelvey - Late Show
Iain T. McKelvey - Late Show

Iain T. McKelvey - Late Show

with Jesse Judies
The Chippo Hotel (Chippendale, NSW)
Saturday, 5 December 2020 9:30 PM
7 days away
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Iain T. McKelvey - Late Show at The Chippo Hotel (Chippendale, NSW) on Saturday, 5 December 2020

Iain T. McKelvey is a Sydney singer/songwriter blending elements of folk, blues, country and a penchant for over-thinking in to sounds that will hopefully soften the blow of the existential horror of existence.

Releasing his debut single "Devil Comes For Free" in 2018 with support from FBi Radio, it showcased a delicate and intricate guitar style rooted in folk music. Follow up single "Clarion Call" continued this whilst used evocative lyricism to touch on weighty subjects like depression and self-doubt.

2019 and 2020 has seen Iain T. McKelvey explore a larger, more dynamic full band sound with a trio of singles 'Peaches and Cream', 'Skyline' and 'It Would Be This Way. Happy Mag described "Peaches..." as a 'chaotic slice of bluesy folk'. Each release has showcased an artist with desire to explore and build something that was uniquely his own.

Having wrapped us in the melancholy that was ‘Happinesses Antichrist’, Iain T. McKelvey is followed that up with new single ‘Dear Family,’. Written and recorded in the early stages of lock down by Iain in his sparse bedroom studio, the track was then mixed by Ryan K Brennan (Julia Jacklin, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Georgia Mulligan).

McKelvey has enjoyed strong support from FBi Radio, Orbital Radio, Local Noize and Happy Mag. Recently he has begun collaborating with local indie Evening Records, a collective of Sydney artists including River Dreams, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys, darby, Jay Squire and Lady Lyon.

Having shared the stage with Huck Hastings, Dos Enos, Gaspar Sanz, Liam Gale & The Ponytails, A Star Pilot From Saturn, Darby, Rees Lucia and more, Iain T. McKelvey is building a solid live reputation. And in this climate he’s doing it when and wherever he can.

“Iain has that Drones-esque poetry to his music. It's raw and mangled, dark and edgy, going to the places that are too real for some.” - Nkechi Anele, Triple J
"Iain T. McKelvey plays this really striking blend of bluesy folk, complimented by his ability as a storyteller to paint these really vivid, small moments of life." - Lachlan Wyllie, FBi Radio
“I have come to expect the unexpected, expansive and cinematic vibe to come through with Iain T. McKelvey tune. It's genuinely excellent.” 4 stars - Nkechi Anele, Triple J Unearthed on the track ‘It Would Be This Way’. 


- Do not attend if you are feeling unwell

- All audience members will be required to sanitise & check-in upon entry to Waywards.

- Shows will be seated (1.5m apart) and limited to 50 per sitting to allow for social distancing.

- All seats & tables will be wiped down & sanitised between show sessions/sittings. 

- Guests must be seated at all times of the show unless moving from one section of the venue to another -  i.e toilet, smoking area etc. There is to be no standing and mingling among guests especially between different groups and alcohol can only be consumed by seated customers. 

- Drinks can only be ordered through ME&U table service, no need to head to the bar! All tables will have their own ME&U beacon where guests can scan a QR code to view the drinks menu, order & pay as drinks are brought to them.

- Artist to perform two separate sittings, 6:30pm & 9:30pm

- Due to venue seating layout, tickets are only able to be purchased in groups of 4

- Patrons are to promptly leave once the shows have finished to ensure staff are able to sanitise and wipe down all surfaces before the next show.


The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:

- Hand sanitiser dispensers on entry and at tables

- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue

- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings