Posts Tagged The Soul of Melbourne
Deep Street Soul hit the Workers Club this Saturday for their final show in Melbourne before taking off to tour the UK & Europe, which includes an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. Deep Street will also be flying the flag for Funky Melbourne at Floripa London, ‘Band on the Wall’ (Craig Charles’ Night) in Manchester, The Yardbird Jazz Club in Birmingham, as well as shows in Bordeaux, Toulouse and culminating July 6th at St Paul Soul Jazz Festival. Wow!
Deep Street Soul aren’t the only Melbourne band heading off to Glastonbury either! Saskwatch and The Bombay Royale are also on their way.
You can support the bands and Melbourne Soul by checking out Satuday’s gig at the Workers (also featuring Up Up Away, Karate Boogaloo and Peirre Baroni) – PLUS – hit the bands POZIBLE pages and kick in a few bucks to help the bands reach their totals.
Congratulations to Saskwatch who have already hit their target and will NOT be pawning their equipment in order to fly back to Melbourne. Props for a great show at the John Curtain Hotel on the weekend just passed. Glastonbury LOOKOUT!
And props to Chris Gill and Lance Ferguson who featured these 3 bands on “THE SOUL OF MELBOURNE” compilation. Their upcoming appearances at Glastonbury are testament to the thriving Melbourne scene. If you don’t own this comp – you need it.
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