Monday, March 18, 2013

Deborah Conway headlines this week at The Ellington

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier headline this Saturday night with a special one off Ellington show. The sublime Grace Woodroofe is back for two special shows on Tuesday and Wednesday and a debut show from Sydney singer songwriter Brett Winterford on Thursday. Other shows to check out include the debut of the FSO - Five Sax Orchestra on Sunday and a fantastic Song Lounge this Monday evening. 

MONDAY 7.00pm Song Lounge 

Presented by North Street Music, Song Lounge features a selection of Australia's leading singer-songwriters together for an evening of wine, tapas and storytelling. This week's line up includes Riley Pearce - His musical influences includes the likes of Passenger, Matt Corby & Charlie Simpson who all have their own unique styling much the same as Riley offers. Jessica Morhall - Her songs reflect the internal dialogue of what it means to be human and carving out your own path in this world. Nat Ripepi - Rich, warm and emotive are a few words to describe the voice of one of Australia’s best kept vocal secrets. Hussy Hicks - In a world where almost everything is reliant on a slick sales pitch or novelty marketing ploy Hussy Hicks are a genuine breath of fresh air. Click here for tickets

TUESDAY 7.00pm Grace Woodroofe

Returning from the USA for 2 special shows at The Ellington. With her uniquely warm, husky, and sometimes mournful voice, Grace Woodroofe is about to make 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. Click here for tickets

WEDNESDAY 7.00pm Grace Woodroofe

See Tuesday listing. Click here for tickets

THURSDAY 7.00pm Brett Winterford (Sydney)

Brett Winterford is a folk singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Reinventing the modern day troubadour, Winterford has spent the last couple of years writing songs, travelling the globe and creating a groundbreaking path for folk music, performing unique concerts atop double-decker buses, on river barges, in ancient forts, bedrooms, corner pubs and cafes from Berlin to Brooklyn. His long awaited solo debut, ‘The Greenthumb EP’, is a set of six songs inspired by ‘Pan’ a famous Australian landscape painting by Sydney Long. The EP was recorded by Josh Schuberth (Josh Pyke) and it features special guests Mr Percival, Ray Mann and Kent Eastwood. Coloured by nylon-string acoustics and mandolins, pianos and mellotron, shakers, timpani and tom drums, the recordings deal with the trials and triumphs of the troubadour, the reclaiming of imagination and appreciation for the natural world. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 7.00pm Jodie Tes

WAMI Award winning songstress Jodie Tes, makes her return to the Perth Jazz scene with an exciting repertoire inspired by Nina Simone, Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald. Since graduating from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2001, Jodie has gone on to record three albums and to tour nationally and internationally. A soulful performer whose music paints a vivid picture, Jodie Tes reignites the tradition of the torch song and injects new energy into the old standards. Click here for tickets

FRIDAY 10.30pm Late night groove series The Hopkins bros feat The Apprentice and the Ruby Horns 

Get on down to this killer 8-piece band, diggin on the likes of Frank Ocean, Common, The Roots, Robert Glasper Experiment & Erykah Badu - to name a few. The Players: Andy '√Ānders' Hopkins - Vox/Guitar, Ryan 'The Apprentice' Crothers - MC, Sid 'Rafiki' Pattni - Keys & Synth, Joe 'in Yo face' Southwell - Bass, Josh 'Hip' Hopkins - Drums + The Ruby Horns Brendan 'Western' Grey - Sax/Flute, Luke 'Dicks' Minness - Sax and Dan 'O' Connor - Trumpet. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 7.00pm Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier

Conway & Zygier explore the breadth of sound that can be extracted from acoustic instruments and vocals. The sound is endlessly inventive within the bounds of real. Their new album “Stories Of Ghosts” is an examination of Old Testament themes, of existential uncertainty in the face of unchanging beliefs and coming to terms with the endless trade off that life is full of - loss leavened with happiness, tragedy with humour and sadness with joy. Building on the acoustic instrumentation of 2010’s Half Man Half Woman, Stories Of Ghosts adds layers of wood, strings & air, creating a sound that veers from delicate & melancholy to savage & fierce. Click here for tickets

SATURDAY 10.30pm Dd Soul featuring Chelsea Cullen

Dd Soul will be gracing the Ellington stage once again playing a combination of R&B, Pop, funk, Blues tunes. Fronting Dd Soul will be Chelsea Cullen, A Talented up and coming vocalist. Come down and enjoy the fine drinks and food menu the Ellington has to offer, Along with some entertaining music and great vibes, it will be a great night out!!! Vocals – Chelsea Cullen and Jaime Hall, Keys – Norberto Flamenco, Guitar - Owen Hopwood, Bass – Dario Jiritano, Drums – Daine Spowart, Trumpet – Sam Timmerman, Tenor Sax – Amy Salter and Alto Sax – Tom Greble. Click here for tickets

SUNDAY 5.30pm FSO - Five Sax Orchestra

The ‘five sax orch’ was established as a dedicated band in 2012 after almost a decade working as a section with WASO, Malaysian Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, and a multitude of shows. Providing an opportunity to meet together regularly and share great red wine was the real reason it solidified, but it soon became clear that this unique collection of fine saxophonists was becoming a musical force. FSO is: Matt Styles soprano and alto saxes & wannabe sommelier, Melissa Skinner alto and soprano saxes, stylist & consultant, Luke Pownall tenor and alto saxes, marketing guru & 5 Seeds cider model, Keith McGowan tenor sax, obsessive-compulsive cyclist, Alex Boyd baritone sax, wine & cigar connoisseur. Also featuring the talents of the Glyn MacDonald Trio, this gig shouldn’t be missed. Click here for tickets

MONDAY 25th March Chamber Jam

Chamber Jam @ The Ellington is a night of chamber music in Perth like no other. Join some of Australia’s leading musicians in three outstanding ensembles performing in one of Perth’s most intimate live music venues. Featuring CADENCE: Songs Without Spokes - Adam Pinto (piano), Louise McKay (cello). Philip Everall - Bass Clarinet and Krzysztof and Selepak - Krzysztof Piotrowicz and Mardae Selepak, Classical guitars and Russian guitars. Click here for tickets

Coming soon: 

April 4th Yitahak Yedid (Israel/QLD)
April 16th Charmaine Jones and Mike Bevan (Adelaide)
April 17th Stu Larsen
April 21st Nicki Gillis (Sydney)
April 24th Pugsley Buzzard (Sydney)
May 9th Natalie Dietz (NYC)
May 17th & 18th Christine Anu presents REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook

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