Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Bureaucrats with Rupert Guenther 6.30pm tonight at The Ellington

Rupert Guenther presents rock, psychedelic and blues-influenced originals from his dynamic power trio of electric violin, bass and drums. Former sideman to the stars (Olivia Newton-John, John Farnham, Anthony Warlow, Sir George Martin), he has played lead electric violin the bands of Demis Roussos and Stephen Housden (LRB), recorded with Allan Zavod (Frank Zappa), and gigged in Melbourne bar bands with Australia's musos' musos - the men who make the sounds behind LRB, Goanna, Redgum, Daddy Cool, Ross Wilson, James Reyne, Procul Harum, JJ Cale, Paul Kelly, John Butler, and Casey Chambers.

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

These two unique artists combine for this ONE-OFF show at Ellington Jazz Club.  Definitely one NOT to miss!!

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