Upcoming Shows In 2019
Wednesday 4 September, 2019 – The Paradise Showroom
‘Blues Brothers Tribute Show’
Featuring The Soul Men
Get ready to ‘Shake Your Tail Feather’ in this fabulous show
The Soul Men
There once was a band that played a Blues Brothers tribute show, but what happens when you outshine the ‘tribute’ mantle? Allow us to introduce you to The Soul Men. Ten musicians presenting the Blues Brothers as faithfully as possible. A big band comprised of four instrumentalists in the rhythm section, three in the brass section and three dynamic vocalists, The Soul Men energise the stage with a mixture of dance, laughter and the kind of tunes that’ll make you mourn what music once was.
The Soul Men Blues Brothers Tribute aren’t just a tribute act; they’re a time-machine to an era where dropping the bass actually meant dropping your bass guitar. With blues showman Greg Hill playing the role of Jake, renowned singer and harmonica wizard Brent Moetara playing Elwood and vocal powerhouse Mrs Murphy as the incomparable Asabi Goodman, you won’t find an act like this anywhere on the planet!
So with the band back together, the choreography spirited and the jokes loaded, all you need to do is take care of business, buy your tickets, show up and shake your tail feather with us!
Call HOTA On (07) 5588 4000
Saturday 5 October, – The Basement
‘Australian Gypsy Swing’
Featuring The Cope Street Parade – Touring From Sydney
Be captivated by the spicy rhythms spanning the genres of folk, pop, gypsy & swing
The Cope Street Parade
In their 10th year The Cope Street Parade are considered one of Australia’s most established high energy music ensembles. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy and swing. With tender ballads and rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles and successfully blur the lines between the contemporary and the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty and Leadbelly.
This is Australian swing music. The hot sounds of gypsy swing mixed with element of New Orleans traditional jazz meld together is a hotpot of cold beers and sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.
Formed in 2009, The Parade has performed at major music festivals and venues across Australia, such as the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Sydney Festival, Bellingen Winter Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Jazzgroove Summer Festival. In 2018 they toured Europe for the first time performing 25 concerts in Italy and Sicily. The band has also been lucky enough to collaborated with Lulo Reinhardt, Dan Barnett, Geoff Bull, Bob Henderson and Bob Barnard. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2010 and since then they have released six studio albums to rave reviews and captivated audiences across the country.