Upcoming Shows In 2019
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.
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Wednesday 6 November – The Lakeside Room
‘Music Of New Orleans’
Featuring Galapagos Duck
Be blown away by this legendary Australian Jazz Band
Galapagos Duck is one of Australia’s best known jazz bands. They have been performing since 1969 and are a favorite among Jazz fans throughout Australia.
Along with trailblazers like the late great Graeme Bell and then stars like Don Burrows, George Golla and James Morrison, Galapagos Duck put Australian jazz on the map. They’ve won national and international awards, played everywhere from Asia to America and Europe (including the famed Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland) and influenced generations of young musicians through their live performances, volumes of original compositions and TV appearances.
The band has always had a particular interest in the music of New Orleans as represented by the likes of Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong through to Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint , The Meters, James Booker, Professor Longhair and Harry Connick Jnr.
Don’t miss this Legendary Australian Jazz Band perform at HOTA.