Sunday, January 15, 2012
Lucky Seven (Adelaide) 6.30pm tonight at The Ellington
These seven cool cats can start the night with cool jazz licks, move on to the swinging sounds of the 40's and 50's, and finish the night with bopping rock n roll, that will get the whole crowd dancing.
Suits, Hats, Spats and slicked hair.... dress to impress. jump, jive and wail.... with Lucky Seven.
When a like minded attachment of musical aficionados’ grace the stage the result speaks for itself. To encapsulate a genre of music that appeals to all generations is a winning formula effortlessly perfected by the band ‘Lucky Seven’.
What started as a predominantly swing band doing Sinatra, Crosby, Martin and Prima standard tunes or the more contemporary Royal Crown Review, they were quick to expand their repertoire with strains of jazz, roots rock n’ roll and rockabilly. Their wide appeal is evident and can have all ages and any joint jumping.
A driving rhythm section coupled with hostile horns blend together suitably with full-size vocals. Comprising vocals, drums, upright bass, guitar, trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone. Singularly they are accomplished muso’s but together they are a force to be reckoned with.
But what’s more is their appearance. Complementary to the music is their garb ‘a la gangster’. Just like Elliot Ness in looks, musically these cats are untouchable, right down to the bullet holes in the bass, bearing no criticism of musicianship, more-so vending sly hootch and dancing girls perchance?
So as these swingin’ hepcats grab hold of the musical pendulum and swing with it, we can be assured of a long and entertaining existence for ‘Lucky Seven’. Blissful are those who know them, as will be those yet to experience them.
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