IT will be the biggest night in the career of a rising Zimbabwe-born musician who is showing signs of becoming a big star one day.
His name is Adrian Dzvuke and tomorrow he will open the show for British super group, Coldplay, before a sold-out 60 000 show at the Optus Stadium in Perth.
This is the city which the 25-year-old Dzvuke has called home since he arrived in Australia, at the age of 12, after relocating from Zimbabwe.
Coldplay will play in Perth tomorrow and Sunday as part of their ‘Music of The Spheres World Tour.’
Dzvuke beat the competition to be chosen by Chris Martin and Coldplay to open for them tomorrow.
The rising muso says it will be a chance to share his culture with the band and the world after he moved from Zimbabwe at the age of 12.
The gig sees Dzvuke’s star rise further after his music has been played on MTV and now he wants to celebrate with the British supergroup for gifting him the slot.
“Hopefully, we get to hang out,” the OYA singer told The Western Australian.
“I would probably take them to an Afrobeat party.
“There is such a big culture in Perth in terms of that type of music, I think they’d enjoy it.”
Sounds from his birthplace inspire Dzvuke’s artistry and his own community and he wants to introduce the supergroup and their thousands of fans to the sounds.
“One thing I am super excited about is just to be able to share,” said Dzvuke.
“I put a lot of my culture in my music, my heritage and just being able to share that as an artist from Western Australia, with an African background on a world stage is very special for me and for my community and for people who look like me.”
“Culture and community is something I am super passionate about whether that be through my music, through my friendships and networks that I have created, that is something I take with me everywhere I go,” the star added.
“Being from Zimbabwe, it’s a big community there. Everyone loves each other. Everything is for everyone. We share joy, we share pain, we share everything.”
He hopes Chris Martin likes what he hears after Coldplay’s 2019 record Everyday Life featured a range of global influences.
“Being in a band so big they have travelled around the world and taken a little bit of this and that from everywhere,” said Dzvuke.
“I think a show like this puts me on the world stage in a way. Even though it is still in my home town, it is such a big boost. Even to play in front of that many people is so much exposure.”
Dzvuke was he was left “speechless” when he found out he had won a State-wide competition to support the group.
“I mean, it’s the biggest band in the world. It’s something that I never thought would happen,” he said.
He wants to use the backstage hangout to rinse Coldplay for industry knowledge.
“I have a lot of questions!” the singer said.
“I’d love to know about their song writing and how to perform on a big stage.”
“I’d like to know how they were in the beginning and their artist journey — how they started and the things they hold on to the most — and what they think is the most valuable principle to have on such a global level and even how they balance that lifestyle,” he said.
As for his own rock’n’roll moment, the novice’s backstage demands will be pretty simple.
“I will have a lot of fruit and tea. Our band likes to drink tea. Chilled vibes,” he said of his own rider.
“I love to take a fresh shower. Even if I have taken three showers that day, I like to be freshly showered within the last two hours and I pray as well, a group prayer. I am sure the dressing room will be really big compared to what I am used to!” – H-Metro Reporter/The Western Australian.