Description: PRESALE TICKET HOLDERS & GUEST LIST FOR CLAIRY BROWNE IN LINE AT 7:00.
A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS MAY OR MAY NOT BE SOLD ONCE THE PERFORMACE HAS BEGUN.
THIS SHOW IS STANDING ROOM ONLY. DINNER & DRINKS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE BAR.
Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes: Power diva Clairy Browne and her harmonising girl group The Bangin’ Rackettes formed in 2009 over a mutual love of nineties dance videos, early rhythm n’ blues records and big hair. They teamed up with a group of lovable rogue musicians and started rehearsing and recording in a barely standing ex-coffin factory in the suburbs of Melbourne, which quickly became the musical home to this young band. Together they have come a long way and have been bringing back the big stage show to venues and festivals all over the country with highlights including touring with the Big Day Out, playing the Forum Theatre for Melbourne Festival, appearances at Golden Plains and Falls Festival and many late night sweaty, sequined club shows along the way. The band’s sound takes you through their original interpretation of soul, jump blues, doo-wop, ska and r’n’b, while telling a story which is very much about the here and now. Their live show is an experience from start to finish, often starting with a marching band playing outside the venue, processions through the room and cameos from other singers and dancers performing from within the crowd. These dynamic and energetic live shows are created with the intention of taking their audience to another place, with their contemporary take on the heightened hysteria of 1960’s music TV. Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes recently announced the release of their debut album, Baby Caught the Bus. It was in the making for two years and was recorded with and produced by the gifted Steve Schram (Little Red, Little Birdy, Cat Empire, Eagle and the Worm). The record is an incredibly accomplished first release which recently won Album of the year on ABC Radio National and was #6 in the Age newspaper’s album of the year list. Baby Caught the Bus moves through heart-wrenching doo-wop wailing, to drunken pianos, party hysteria and tough, hard-hitting soul. This collection of songs is delivered with dynamic vocal harmonies and the force of the rhythm section, with Clairy’s big soul voice and the horns leading the procession. The album is due to be released in Japan and Europe later this year along with international touring, more recording and a mini-documentary on the horizon. There is no doubt that there is more exciting things to come, for and from Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes. “To label the show a ‘gig’ is a huge injustice to the whole production. While the spectacle is electrifying, the spine and allure of the group is Browne. She’s warm yet ballsy, with an enormous voice that could move mountains.” Madeleine O’Gorman, The Music.com.au
Pinot : Sam Brawner, Patrick Keller, Nick Klingenberg, John Schroeder, Nikos Syropoulos.
Inspired by the likes of Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Adele, among others, Raquel Rodriguez has distinguished herself as a rising star in the competitive L.A. music scene. An alumnus of L.A.’s highly prestigious Hamilton High School Academy of Music, in 2009, Rodriguez auditioned for and gained entrance into one of the most selective jazz studies programs in the nation - USC’s famed Thornton School of Music. In the spring of 2012, Raquel successfully received her B.M., Music Industry degree with a minor in Jazz Studies.
Raquel plays with a 6-piece backing band, The Big Guys, comprised of many of her classmates from Thornton’s Jazz Studies department. All members of the group are accomplished in their own right; in combination with the voice, interpretive talent and charisma of Raquel, they are a force.
Since forming almost two years ago, the group has performed at some of the top venues in Southern California, including the Roxy, Key Club and the House of Blues. Most recently, the band has opened for hip-hop superstars J. Cole and Big Sean at the A.S.I. Hip-Hop and Comedy Fest hosted by CSU-Los Angeles and played at the Carmel Arts & Film Festival. Most notably, Raquel and her band won the nationwide 2012 College Battle of the Bands. As a result, they recorded Raquel’s original piece, “Already Beat” with Grammy-winning producer Andrew Scheps at the renowned Village Studios in Los Angeles.
After releasing her 6-song self-titled EP in January of 2012, Raquel and company are hard at work putting together their first full-length album, which will feature all new original material penned by the singer herself. Release and ensuing tour information can be found at RqlRod.com.