Guinness was founded in 1759 by Arthur Guinness and last Tuesday night I was invited to celebrate the legacy with a special live acoustic performance by Angus Stone who has collaborated with Guinness, at the Rose Hotel. On the night he sang some of his songs from new album Broken Brights and two covers of Irish songs ‘The Blower’s Daughter’ by Damien Rice and ‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries in collaboration with Guinness. These two covers are up on the Guinness Facebook page - www.facebook.com/GuinnessAustralia. You can vote on your favourite, and the one that receives the most votes will be released as the Australian Arthur’s Day Anthem on Friday 28 September in pubs around the country and be available to download on iTunes.
The award-winning singer songwriter's style of music and vocals made for an easy, relaxing and extremely chill night for an intimate group, raising a glass of Guinness. There was also a raffle to win one of ten Guinness guitars and I was so lucky enough to win one! It will definitely be fun to go back to some of my musical roots with it! Here are a few snaps from the night that I took (the picture of Halcy and I below was snapped by Daniel Boud) and also some short videos I recorded with my Nikon 1 J1.