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So, it looks like Melbourne keyboardist Simon Mavin is starting to turn heads overseas, seriously. Simon plays with many bands around town, his main focus being Haitus Kaiyote at the moment, but his sound is spread around The Bamboos, Kirkis, Quarter Street Orchestra, The Putbacks, Swooping Duck and I am sure many more. (he can fill me in later…)
Last weekend he played in the band for Miguel Atwood-Ferguson at the HiFi bar. This show was reviewed for The Guardian and Simon’s performance caught the ears of reviewer David James. In it he says….“Especially impressive was keyboardist Simon Mavin, whose playing would not have been out of place in the electric bands of jazz legend Miles Davis.” You can read the rest of the review here.
Make sure you check out this local player while you can. He is not alone too, there are many players who are right up there with Simon, its just that David James hasn’t heard them yet. You be the judge and go out and see the crazy talent we have in this town.
That’s right IT’S NEARLY HERE!!!
NORTHSIDE RECORDS will get a two week exclusive on selling the HIATUS KAIYOTE “Tawk Tomahawk” vinyl in AUSTRALIA
The record will be in store on this FRIDAY – 3rd May. With only 200 copies for AUSTRALIA make sure you get on the good foot and step down to the store.
A big thanks from all here at Northside for coming down to celebrate International Record Store Day with us yesterday. The day was INCREDIBLE. We definitely felt loved! The big winner on the day was SOUL MUSIC (again).
Extra thanks to members of HIATUS KAIYOTE and THE PUTBACKS and also LANCE FERGUSON for all coming down and doing their thing. Here are some pics I took, feel free to send any more if you have them.
We are very excited to present the second release from Northside Records, “The Soul of Melbourne”. The official release date is November 9, 2012, however copies of 18-track CD have been fast-tracked to Northside to coincide with RRR Album of the Week! Get yours now.
Check the RRR blurb:
“This extremely impressive compilation is an acknowledgement and celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant and vital soul music community. Presented by two of the city’s leading champions and proponents of all things soulful (Northside Records’ and Triple R’s Chris Gill and The Bamboo’s Lance Ferguson) the eighteen track collection showcases some key local jazz, funk, R&B and modern beat-based outfits. Recent releases from artists such as Chet Faker and Kylie Auldist are highlighted, and featured alongside rare and unreleased songs from The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and new spiritual jazz group Menagerie.“
That’s right! 18 hand-picked tunes (inc. 4 previously-unreleased exclusives) from the cream of the Melbourne soul scene. Featuring THE BAMBOOS, SASKWATCH, THE CACTUS CHANNEL, KYLIE AULDIST, ELECTRIC EMPIRE, CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES, HIATUS KAIYOTE, AKOLOTL, COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS & more. The official website for this record/project will launch on November 9. Stay tuned.
The official “unofficial” release party happens as part of AWME – with a stellar line-up of local artists joining forces with AWME and Northside Records to present what will be once of the most epic nights of Soul and Funk witnessed in Melbourne in recent times. Thursday Nov. 15 at Hi-Fi, Catch The Bamboos, Saskwatch, Electric Empire and more. Full details here. And that’s not all! Friday 16th Nov. sees Deep Street Soul at the Lounge, supported by Sietta and the Northside DJs (Chris Gill Experience, DJ Manchild, Mistarex, & Lewis Can Cut).
“Where’s the vinyl?” I hear you say! It’s coming – delivery of vinyl is expected early December. Vinyl features 12 tracks from the CD – especially all the cuts that have not previously been available on vinyl such as Electric Empire. Vinyl is a strictly limited press. Watch this space for news of its arrival + all Soul of Melbourne related events. We’ve also just sent our second 7″ off to manufacture. A MASSIVE double A-side 45 that is guaranteed to make you shake! More news on that in upcoming posts.
Want more? Tune in GET DOWN on RRR this week to hear Chris Gill dropping heat and chatting with some of the artists from our great new compilation. Chris Gill on RRR