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|