Lightly Toasted is a Melbourne-based Quartet comprising of some of Australia's most exciting young musicians. Featuring James McLean(Drums), James Gilligan (Bass), Ben Harrison (Trumpet) and James Bowers(Piano), the group draws on an extensive catalog of both new and old original compositions written especially for this ensemble.
Having all met over a decade ago while studying at the VCA Secondary School, they are not only long-time musical collaborators, but also have remained very close friends throughout this time. This shared history lends a certain trust and boldness to their musical approach.
In their performances expect sharp contrasts between moments of quiet, crystalline beauty in to jarring, bombastic transitions in to unexpected territories. They work widely around Australia and internationally in hugely different fields, ranging from pop, funk, soul right through to traditional jazz and contemporary art-music. Despite this, what brings them together so successfully is their shared dedication to the craft of improvisation with a strong emphasis on open, honest communication through deep listening to one another.
They will be performing a mixture of old favourites and new compositions for these shows.
|Doors Open||25 Apr 2018 8:00 pm|
|Music Starts||25 Apr 2018 8:30 pm|
|Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door)||25 Apr 2018 7:30 pm|
|Ticket Price||$20 or $15 concession|