14 MAY 2021 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
HEAR OUR OWN 'WOMEN OF SOUL'
Our next show is on Friday 14 May 2021 when we present the inimitable Johnny G & The E-Types performing their incredible ‘Women of Soul Revue’.
The show will open with a cut down of the main band called Grits 'n' Soul, still led by Johnny G, playing a super-hot instrumental set that channels the sound of those great STAX Records House Bands, The Mar-Keys, Booker T & The M.G.s, King Curtis, The Bar-Kays and more.
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
"These guys are simply the best purveyors of Southern Soul that you'll ever see in Sydney. They're guaranteed to deliver a great night for both your ears and feet!"
- The Vanguard, Newtown
Think of all the great ladies who have graced the global Soul Stage – Aretha, Etta, Dusty and more. So many of their greatest songs will be brought to life at Eastern Lounge on May 14, sung by two of Australia’s very best female vocalists – Julz Di Sisto and Sarina Jennings. And the whole show is driven along by that Hero of the Hammond organ, Johnny G himself.
Johnny G & The E-Types is the band behind Australia’s premier Southern Soul shows. They’re usually seen delivering the sensational catalogue of STAX record label classics - the songs of trail-blazing artists such as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. But this time they’re featuring the music of only the great female Soul Singers.
GRITS 'N' SOUL
"Compared with the MOTOWN sound of Detroit, the STAX sound embodied by Grits 'n' Soul is more raw - a more 'Bluesy', less processed and inarguably more 'Black' experience entirely."
- Andy Gill, The Independent
We’re opening this show with Grits 'n' Soul - an instrumental band, led by John Gauci who plays the Hammond organ as if he was the great Booker T. Jones himself.
Among other instrumental hits of the 1960s like ‘Soul Finger’ by the Bar-Kays, these guys play the music of the most famous of all STAX Records House Bands - the legendary Booker T & The M.G.s. This amazing outfit played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave and Albert King. But they also released instrumental records under their own name, including the 1962 Mega Hit single ‘Green Onions’.