Samara Marzola performs at QTopia’s Substation

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Samara Marzola performs at QTopia’s Substation

Embodying the essence of this genre, Samara, a transgender music artist, fearlessly challenges the norms, injecting a refreshing and queer perspective into the world of rock. Samara’s voice carries an emotional weight that elevates listeners to a place of escape and serenity with visceral delivery.

“As a transgender artist, I want to connect with my audience in a way that’s intimate, meaningful and at times, visceral. Rock n roll is the perfect musical medium for this! I also want to reframe rock’n’roll as a queer-friendly medium.

“Although coming out as transgender has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, the joy of feeling aligned with myself has given me an energy, focus and fire that I previously could only have dreamt of. I want to bring that to the stage and my performances.”

Drenched in attitude, their signature style accentuated by last night’s smudged eyeliner defies convention. Think little black dresses, flying Vs, and unapologetically catchy tunes will have you humming along for days. Samara knows that the true beating heart of rock lies in rebellion, power, humour, and authenticity. Time to enter the smoky and evocative realm of Samara Marzola.

“Somewhere between the alternative rock of Placebo, the balladry of The Whitlams and a hint of grunge not too dissimilar to Bush.”

Date & Time

Sat 25th May 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm AEST


The Substation – Qtopia Sydney
301 Forbes St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia

Get Tickets: $30 + BF