DeepBlue the orchestra unleashed comprises strings, electronics and physical theatre amplified and magnified by video and interactivity. Their performances combine the lush strings of an orchestra, the groove of a band, the drama of theatre, and the excitement of a circus.
The group remixs Radiohead, Gotye, Bowie, and even Ravel, and their DeepBlue originals combining lush strings with big beats and rock ‘n’ roll. The performers’ exquisite playing, precision moves, physical antics and immersive visuals are guaranteed to enthrall audiences.
Since 2008 DeepBlue have received huge exposure through their live performances and TV appearances across the country and at massive festivals in the US, India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and China. DeepBlue’s last three Australian seasons sold out.
DeepBlue were finalists in one of the highest rated episodes of Australia’s Got Talent 2011 and won the Australian Performing Arts Centre Association’s 2009 Drover Award for Excellent Audience Response.
DeepBlue have developed three shows, four CDs, one DVD and completed nine international and national tours. This output was achieved through meticulous planning, a strength recognised early in DeepBlue’s career by the Queensland Government Vortex4 Best Business Plan & Best Financial Plan 2006.
Since DeepBlue began, they have constantly interacted with their audience through mobile technology. Initially, inviting their fans to SMS in their dreams and song requests, DeepBlue now get to know their audience via their ground-breaking web app, their interactive programme. Audiences use their G3 and Wi-Fi enabled devices to access our Electronic Show Programme (ESP) that is full of info about DeepBlue’s music.
Always embracing technology and innovation, DeepBlue performed at QUT Robotronica. Alongside dancers, over 40 performing robots and an aeralist, the performance made a mark in the history of Science and Arts collaboration.
DeepBlue runs regular YoungBlue workshops with over 6000 kids from all over Australia.
ChoralBlue, another of DeepBlue’s community engagement programs, has involved over 20 choirs from across the country. The Smith Family and Hear and Say are two Australian charities DeepBlue has worked with over the years, and the Zimbabwe Music School is DeepBlue’s current international community engagement project.
DeepBlue have an Education Partnership with QUT Creative Industries and work regularly with academics and students from the faculty on creative and innovative projects.
“… For decades, influential musicians have espoused threadbare rhetoric about eroding barriers between the audience and staged performers, composers and instrumentalists, music and dance, classical and popular music, but I’ve never seen an example that blitzes quite so many borders, often guarded by strict passport controls, in one show… The energy, pizzazz, carefully brokered informality and dare-to-enjoy-yourself attitude pays off…”
Gillian Wills, Australian Stage 2012