Sunday, January 29, 2012
The Bureaucrats with Rupert Guenther 6.30pm tonight at The Ellington
With his distinctive Australian-made gold electric violin, he cuts rock riffs and solos drawing on his other life as a concert violinist in Europe. Hear him with his new band shaking up the rafters with the material off his upcoming 28th album "Ain't Gonna Stand For It".
robbie jalapeno is one of the State's finest emerging songwriters and he formed the bureaucrats to showcase his left-of-centre lyrical and musical visions. The band comprises members from all walks of musical life, with players from WASO, independent rock bands, chamber orchestras, show bands and even musical theatre.
Such diversity has resulted in a band that defies convention, combining existential troubadourism delivered with a smooth baritone supported by layers of jungle percussion, chamber-style strings, guitar, and mandolin, and held together by the relentless pound of the double bass. It is rock music for people who think, folk music for people who groove, world music for people who like songs, and experimental music for people who like a melody.
The band have recently recorded and released 3 singles, 'Far Horizons', 'Mirror Man' and 'Nosferatu'. The first two are the initial releases from the band's forthcoming album, Songs About Nothing, which is due for release in 2012. 'Mirror Man' is currently available for FREE download from the band's website at http://www.thebureaucratsmusic.com.
These two unique artists combine for this ONE-OFF show at Ellington Jazz Club. Definitely one NOT to miss!!