Sunday, May 13, 2012

Random Act with special guest Rodney Grljusich (Urban Cowboy Band) 6.00pm tonight at The Ellington

Late breaking news:
Hold onto your hats yummy mummies, we have a Mother's Day treat for you! Random Act is proud to introduce a very special guest, Perth's very own Urban Cowboy Rodney Grljusich from the Urban Cowboy Band who will perform some numbers with us. Get ready to swoon as The Urban Cowboy heats up the stage and sings up a storm, but be warned ladies, those cowboy boots are made for walkin'.

Random Act is an 8 piece swing/blues band with a dynamic, gutsy sound designed to get you dancing on the outside – or on the inside if that’s your style. 

Random Act had its genesis in the 70's when three of its members were at school together. After mixed episodes and absences of music making they returned to their musical roots and came together once again while playing with the WA Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Discovering a love of big band/swing music led them to regular performances with WASWE Swing and a musical collaboration with lead vocalist Kate Hodgkin. 

After an inspiring joint performance by WASWE and the Urban Cowboy Band at 'Hot Cross with many charts written specially for this exciting collaboration by Ivan Shaw, members of the Swing Band realised the potential for a smaller, more versatile combination and Random Act was born.

Members: Kate Hodgkin on vocals (as seen with WASWE Swing and 'Harry Deluxe and friends'), Luci Anderson on alto, Ivan Shaw on tenor (from 'Booty Jooce'), Barry Telfer on trumpet (from 'Lola Goes To Town'), Geoff Connor on bass (from 'One Thousand Years'), Thom Dalby on guitar, Dave Cohen on keys and exciting new young drummer, Tyler Michie (currently at WAAPA) bring a diverse range of musical experience and taste to their playlist which ranges from from soul to funk to rock and a smattering of swing, and to their sound - dynamic, tight and gutsy. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the Act.

Photo courtesy of Bonnie Svendson.

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