Pickpocket + Iseula & Wayne Jury

Pickpocket  are  a  Melbourne  band  who  play  groove-based  instrumental  music  with  a  focus  on  tight,  funky  rhythms  and  soaring,  singable  melodies.  Melding  musical  styles  such  as  Funk,  RnB,  Jazz  and  Fusion,  this  9-piece  act  change  musical  gears  with  ease,  resulting  in  a  compelling  live  performance  that  celebrates  the  groove  and  embraces  improvisation.  Since  releasing  their  debut  album  ‘Sojourn’in  2016,  Pickpocket  have  been  busy  hitting  the  stages  in  and  around  Melbourne  with  their  eclectic  and  engaging  brand  of  instrumental  music. 

Performing  to  sold  out  audiences  at  Paris  Cat  and  the  Gasometer,  the  band  have  also  enjoyed  appearing  atsuch  events  as  The  Stonnington  Jazz  Festival,  Torquay  Bell  Street  Fiestaand  Mordialloc  Food  and  Wine  Festival.  The  ‘Permutations’  EP,  released  in  June  2018,  still  has  the  band’s  trademark  contemporary  sonic  footprint,  butit  also  sees  the  compositional  style  delving  further  into  synth-driven  jazz  funk  of  the  80s,  some  edgy  fusion  sounds  of  the  mid-1970s;  a  new  development  on‘Sojourn’s  exploratory  sound,  and  an  exciting  look  into  how  Pickpocket  are  evolving  into  one  of  Australia’s  most  accessible  jazz-influenced  units. 

“To  pigeonhole  Pickpocket's  sound  by  likening  it to  a  particular  group  would  beselling  it  short;  there  are  obviously  many  influences  that  make  up  the  fabric...elements  of  Tower  of  Power,  Bootsy  Collins,  Weather  Report,  Prince,  the  Meters,  the  Brand  New  Heavies  and  Incognito,  notto  mention  the  harmonic  jazz  influences  that  are  at  play  here.”—  David  Galea  -  Queensland  Jazz  Review  “...There’s  no  substitute  for  real  live  musicianship,  and  here’s  a  prime  slice  of  self-produced  excellence  from  Australian-based  bassist  Craig  Strain...  unfettered  groove-soaked  good  vibes.”—iBass  Magazine

Iseula stands as a sublimely gifted blues, soul and gospel singer possessing a style imbued with deep musicality and bare-faced allure. Her stellar career as a vocalist and songwriter includes performances at Byron Bay Blues Fest, Wangaratta Jazz Festival and Sydney Blues Festival, overseas performances in the U.S and the UK, a chart topping album  “Sleepin’ Alone”, on the Australian Blues & Roots charts, as well as a swag of highly coveted awards including two Chain Awards (Nationwide Blues Music Award), Female Artist of the year, VIV/TAS 2013 and an honourable mention in the International Songwriting Competition, Nashville TN. USA.

Wayne Jury is more than just blues. Recognised as a multitalented singer/songwriter who has toured extensively throughout Australia, opening for blues greats Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Canned Heat, BB King, Chris Cain, and Buddy Guy. His own bands have included Black Cat Moan, soul band Drybones, as well as frontman for legends Ron & Jeff King (Foreday Riders) and young guitar prodigy, Nathan Cavalleri.

Doors Open 18 Oct 2018 8:00 pm
Music Starts 18 Oct 2018 8:30 pm
Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door) 18 Oct 2018 7:30 pm
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Brunswick , Vic 3056 Australia
The Jazzlab

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
General Admission $20.00
Concession $15.00
Unsold tickets available at the door

Location Map

Contact Info

27 Leslie St, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phone: (03) 9080 4398


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