Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentines week at The Ellington

Three special Valentines shows this week for all those Jazz lovers and lovers of Jazz including Thursday with Blanche Dubois and a big Friday/Saturday double from James Flynn. Be sure to check out the debut show from S I D P A T T N I and Whiskey Winter this Tuesday with an eclectic mix of new and exciting music. Also Jazz heavyweights Memory of Elements are on Wednesday and a late show not to be missed on Saturday with a very special performance by UPNUP and the Horny Horns. 

MONDAY 11th February - Sorry but we are closed

TUESDAY 8.00pm S I D P A T T N I and Whiskey Winter

Whisky Winter is an Australian folktronica duo formed in 2012 by Aaron Malone and Matt Bell. The first video single ‘Heavy’ was released in August 2012.  Forming a deep connection personally and through the music, the duo continued as a long distance collaboration between Aaron in Perth and Matt in France. The band is currently busy writing and recording for releases in 2013 having just supported Husky on the WA leg of their Tidal Wave tour. Whisky Winter sounds like a fusion of electronic, acoustic and sub pop indie with a whisper of R&B." Sid Pattni is a relative newcomer to the field of hip-hop production but has quickly made a name for himself creating some big waves both nationally and internationally. He has received international radio airplay, been a feature artist on countless publications and most recently come runner-up in Western Australia’s annual beatdown competition, which showcases the some of the best producers the state has to offer. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 8.00pm Memory of Elements

Memory of Elements (MoE) is a new ensemble fashioned from the exciting talents that inhabit the Perth scene. All respected and noted soloists in their own right - they here come together mostly to avoid that. This is a group that moves away from traditional roles of ensembles its size, and chooses instead to focus on exploring ensemble interplay and the intensity of group dynamic. Not to be missed! Jamie Oehlers – Saxophone, Carl Mackey – Saxophones, Simon Jeans – Guitar, Tom O’Halloran – Piano, Pete Jeavons – Double bass and Chris Tarr - Drums. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 8.00pm Celebrate Valentines Day with Blanche DuBois

With their most recent record titled Young Heart (2012) and an EP titled Love Only Hurts (2006), it seems only appropriate that songbird sisters Nadija and Adriana Begovich, aka Blanche DuBois, take to the stage this Valentines Day to serenade you with their songs of love, loss and life. As one of the most tragic female characters in literary history, Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois herself was a mix of contrasts - so, in true Blanche DuBois fashion, you can expect some corny covers and love-song dedications thrown into the mix alongside their usual sweet acoustic pop. And, please note, all are welcome! It doesn't matter whether you're happy in love or desperate and dateless… Blanche DuBois don't discriminate. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 8.00pm James Flynn - In the mood for love

With the Graham Wood Trio & Special Guests. Join popular, velvet voiced singer James Flynn for another, packed to the brim, night of entertainment. This will be Flynn’s first performance in WA in 2013, after spending the last three months overseas performing throughout Asia & India. A natural entertainer with a dynamic stage presence Flynn will take you through the most popular sounds of the American song book to present a feast of wonderful music. Being Valentines weekend the emphasis will of course be on love. Graham Wood – Piano, Nick Abbey– Bass, Chris Tarr – Drums, Friday night: Carl Mackey – Tenor, Saturday night: Ray Walker - Guitar. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 11.30pm Dd Soul featuring Chelsea Cullen

Chelsea Cullen is one of the most exciting and talented singer song writer to emerge from the Perth music scene in recent years. Her music is written from the heart with inspiring lyric's and melody's, cleverly interpreting issues & emotions in modern life. Dd Soul are a newly formed session band from Perth consisting of Daine Spowart (Drums), Dario Jiritano [Big D] (Bass), Pete Flude (Guitar and Vocals), Norberto Flamenco [Norb] (Keys/Piano), they are all working musicians with different musical backgrounds. After forming Dd Soul in June 2012, together these musicians create a tight groovy sound and already have had two guest appearances on TV and played a number of shows around Perth with great response from the audiences. Come and see this fresh new act in action playing groovy cover tunes with some of Chelsea's amazing originals. Special guests include Sam Timmerman – Trumpet, Chris Travaglini – Alto Sax, Amy Salter – Tenor Sax and Jamie Hall – Backing Vocals. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 8.00pm James Flynn “In the mood for love”

See Friday listing. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 11.30pm UPNUP and the Horny Horns

Get ready for a serious rush of multi-layered hip-hop. From the old school back-and-forth rhyme schemes and intelligent lyricism of emcees Colin Banks and Marksman Lloyd, marked by the mastery of producer Mono:Massive, to the arresting melodies of vocalist and instrumentalist Ánders, UPNUP are bringing one soulful bag of tricks to the stage – complete with a horn-driven full band and DJ. Supporting AUS/UK/US #1 Hip-hop phenomenon Macklemore at the Perth festival the following day, come down for a big night with BIG giveaways! Coin - MC, Marksman - MC, Andy Ánders Hopkins - Vocals & Guitar, Sid Pattni - Keys & Synth, Brendan Grey - Sax/Flute, Luke Minness - Sax, Dan O'Connor - Trumpet, Charlie Bucket - DJ, John Brown - Bass and Josh Hopkins - Drums. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 6.00pm Rick Webster

Rick Webster graduated from the Academy of Performing arts with both a Bachelor of music in Jazz and an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary music in 2008. He has since become one of the hardest working guitarists in Perth working almost every night of the week. Rick has supported countless local and touring artists ranging from Ruby Rose and Thirsty Merc to Il Divo on their Australian tour with the Perth Symphony Orchestra. Rick has been releasing his own material since 2010 which has seen him travel overseas and receive 2 nominations for both West Australian Jazz Artist of the year and Jazz Song of the year in 2012. He has released 2 EP's in 2011 and 2012 featuring both instrumental and vocal tracks. Rick's latest project is a continuation of his first Jazz EP in 2011. Recorded at ABC studios for national radio broadcast, Rick will be performing these new compositions combined with his older material. He has collaborated with a fantastic Perth band as well as renowned vocalist Victoria Newton to produce a show of modern jazz that is enjoyable for anyone's musical tastes. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 18th February 7.00pm Song Lounge

Song Lounge, North Street Music’s flagship singer/songwriter showcase is back for 2013 with a bang! We start the year with an incredible line-up with familiar faces and a new one! Ricky Green was heard busking on the street in Freo by NSM Director, Bourby Webster, and got snapped up to showcase his talent at Song Lounge for the first year. David Lazarus, the young prodigy is back, and with the wonderful Minky G and Helen Shanahan (the latter fresh from winning a WAM song of the year award at the end of 2012) the show promises to be the best of what Song Lounge can offer. Click here for tickets

Coming soon: 

February 27th Band of Frequencies (Byron Bay)
February 28th Jack Carty and The Falls
March 7th Bob Sedergreen (Melb)
March 14th Eugene Ball (Melb) 
March 19th and 20th Grace Woodroofe (USA)
March 21st Brett Winterford (Sydney)
March 23rd Deborah Conway (Melb)
April 17th Stu Larsen 
May 17th & 18th Christine Anu presents REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook

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