Monday, January 23, 2012

Two new Grace Woodroofe shows this weekend

Sarah Mcleod has unfortunately cancelled her tour for personal reasons so won't be performing at The Ellington this weekend. Fortunately the wonderful Grace Woodroofe was able to fill the spot before she flies out for an extended stay in the USA. Also new shows from Mae Sta (Singapore) and The Bureaucrats with Rupert Guenther on Sunday.

MONDAY - Closed for a private function

TUESDAY 8.00pm Beans Buma's Boys of Rhythm
Beans Buma's Boys of Rhythm; a high-octane band of young jazz mavericks determined to bring you all the explosive energy of the roaring 20's with a unique twist! If you don't leave with a smile on your face, they'll eat their respective hats! Cam "Beans" Buma (trombone), Sam Timmerman (trumpet), Tom Greble (clarinet/reeds), Malcolm Mah (bass), Dave Gryl (drums) and Steve Vacca (banjo). Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Mae Sta (Singapore)
Mae Sta is vocally an exciting cross between the classically soulful Etta James and the new age edgy songstress Kelis. She is a singer and songwriter who prides herself on originality whilst remaining true to the pop music style and the way it makes its listeners feel. Though Mae’s journey has been paved with many different experiences like making it to Singapore Idol's Top 7 and working as a radio presenter, she has always written music. With the release of the “Love Mae Sta" mixtape and her upcoming self-titled debut Album “Mae Sta”, the stage is now set for a new type of Pop Star, one that is completely authentic and not manufactured to fit a mould. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY - Closed for Australia Day

FRIDAY 8.00pm Grace Woodroofe
With her uniquely warm, husky, and sometimes mournful voice, Grace Woodroofe is making a special mark on the music scene. At just twenty years of age, Perth-born Grace possesses wisdom and artistry well beyond her years. Forming a bond with music as a teenager, Grace taught herself to play guitar and sing. “I was greatly inspired by blues singers, and developed my own blues indie sound,” she says. At the age of sixteen, Grace’s demo was placed in the capable hands of Ben Harper by none other than the late Heath Ledger. In the words of Mr. Ben Harper himself, ‘You are not going to believe this girl’. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm D Money and The Dynamites
An awesome new band on the scene featuring the one and only soul master Danny Martin joined by the vocal and bass forces of Simon Fisenden - who has recently returned from a successful run of gigs, tours and recordings in the UK. The dynamite is triggered by the phenomenal talents of Andy Fisenden on the drums while young guns Harry Winton (guitar) and Lewis Moody (keyboards) add to the fire power. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm Grace Woodroofe
See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm Empire
This fantastic 5 piece will bring you the undeniable Empire sound with happening new arrangements and some Empire originals. Empire's performance brings top quality musicianship to mainstream audiences whilst revamping mainstream music for the more accomplished listener who appreciates talent and skill. Vocalist Ryan Thornicroft's impeccably trained voice and incredible ability to improvise provides an energetic front for the water-tight quintet that is Empire. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.30pm The Bureaucrats with Rupert Guenther (Melbourne/Perth).
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. 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. Click here for tickets

Coming soon:
February 2 Nina Ferro (UK)
February 9 Horse (UK)
February 17 & 18 (late show) Rachel Claudio (Paris)
February 16 Lucie Thorne and Hamish Stuart (Sydney)
February 26 Pugsley Buzzard (Sydney)
March 27 Pierre Bensusan (France)
May 11 & 12 Kristin Beradi (Sydney)
March 24 Hetty Kate (Melbourne)
May 30 & 31 Bob Hirst (NYC)
June 28 Nadia Ackerman (NYC)

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