13 NOVEMBER 2020 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
THE ROSLYNS - IN FULL SWING
"Their aesthetic is gorgeous, their professionalism unrivaled and their talent is of the highest calibre."
- Harris Meitanis LLB, A.P.E. Events
As part of ARIA’s Great Southern Nights initiative, on Friday, November 13 we'll be transported through time on a magical journey down Memory Lane. Accompanied by world-class Jazz musicians, THE ROSLYNS create a classic ‘Big Band Swing meets MOTOWN’ feel.
Dressed in sexy 1940s-style fashion, Alanna Cherote, Ayla Yulie and Courtney Josh sing and swing in unison, while performing vintage hits in perfect three-part harmony. All three beautiful ladies out front have truly authentic voices, fiery ambition, old world souls and a lifelong connection to vintage music. And their world-class band featuring resonating Sax collaborates perfectly to produce a stunningly flawless sound.
Then, like gems in a sparkling crown, each set is underscored by captivating burlesque performances, notably from Australia’s No. 1 Burlesque Artist, Kelly Ann Doll. It’s every bit a 'once in a lifetime' experience.
THE ROSLYNS pride themselves on authentic musicality and quirky charm. They will take your heart soaring to places it’s been longing to go. Starting with the cascading vocal layers made famous by The Boswell Sisters in the 1930s, we’re led joyfully through the decades to the 1940s Swing era of The Andrews Sisters (get ready to Boogie Woogie, Bugle Boy Bill on Lounge 1!).
“Songs old and new, delivered with perfect harmonies, rolling drums, popping bass and jazzy sax and guitar get your body moving and your feet tapping!”
- The Vanguard
Then we’ll soak up the nostalgic brilliance of the ‘60s with a little help from the vintage hits of Dusty Springfield, The Ronettes, The Everley Brothers, The Shangri Las and The Supremes, all delivered with a professionalism that belies belief. We’re even blessed with charming arrangements of modern songs by contemporary icons like Adele and Gnarls Barkley!
Don’t miss this chance to witness three young women with superstar voices, old world souls and a deep connection to the classics as they soak us in a truly timeless experience. The quality of the band and the intricate and melodic renditions of classic songs are spine tingling… the spicy burlesque cameos provide the icing on the cake.
Check out THE ROSLYNS
9 OCTOBER 2020 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
SOUL & BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA - STARRING KATE LUSH & LIZA OHLBACK
"Every song Liza sings is worth waiting for - full of Mojo and Soul."
- Graham Henries, 96.3 FM
“A voice that is Soulful, passionate and drenched with the Blues. Liza's performances have a poignancy that is breathtaking. She gives her all 'til the last drop!”
- Thredbo Blues
Liza Ohlback draws from the spirit of the great Southern singers like Mavis Staples, Etta James and Tony Joe White. She tells her stories in song with verve and a wicked sense of humour.
Her most recent stunning album 'Mercy Train' reached No. 1 on the Australian Blues Charts and charted at 28 in the UK on debut. Liza has played venues and festivals all over Australia including Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, the Thredbo Blues Festival, Blues on Broadbeach, Sydney Blues Festival and Manly Jazz. She has also performed in two shows at the Sydney Opera House celebrating the music of Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.
Liza is a Triple Chain Awards Winner (Best Female Vocalist, Best New Talent and Producer of the Year) and a former Finalist for ‘Blues Artist of the Year’.
Check out Liza Ohlback
13 APRIL 2018 | FRIDAY | 7.30PM
"A highly energetic and enthusiastic band that just
makes you smile."
- Organisers, The Gum Ball Festival
"V Tribe is non-stop Polynesian dance music at its best."
- Proprietor, The River Canyon Restaurant, Parramatta
Filled with energy and a real love for 'Tongan backyard tunes' (as they put it), smooth Reggae & Roots outfit V Tribe has been influenced by the band members’ Polynesian heritage, together with all the great Reggae, Roots, Ska, Dub and Dancehall Masters from Bob Marley onwards.
Performing together since 2005, V Tribe has been trimmed from its original 11-piece line-up of brothers and cousins to a tighter six-piece, full of rhythm, percussion and horns. It still contains four of the Vaivao brothers and two close family friends, considered ‘brothers’ by the others.
The family-based group has come a long way since inception. They’ve supported Julian Marley (son of Bob) at Sydney’s ‘Stir It Up’ Festival… opened for Maxi Priest on his big ‘Easy To Love’ Australian tour… and played The Enmore theatre with Kiwi roots rockers Katchafire (nominated for Best International Band at the British Reggae Music Awards).
The band has also shared stages with Guy Sebastian, Grammy-nominee JBoog, Fiji and Stan Walker.
Though with plenty of wonderful original material in their repertoire, V Tribe also performs covers of songs by heroes such as Bob Marley, Blackstreet and Bruno Mars.
Regardless of origins, you can bet V Tribe will be cooking up some sweet Reggae vibes… and we’re going to party, Island style! So wear your loudest shirt or skirt and we’ll dress the room and provide the coolest cocktails to match the upbeat mood sure to pervade the room.
Don't miss out when ‘The Tribe’ comes to Eastern Lounge, pouring their love and good vibes into Roseville like none other has. If you want to dance, and you want to dance with a smile on your face, come party with V Tribe.
Read more about VTribe at: https://www.facebook.com/VTribeMusic/
LINES OF FLIGHT
“From the first note, Lines of Flight owned the room
and treated us to a delicious musical narrative."
- Calvin Welch, iHear Music @ Lazybones
Since ‘Lines of Flight’ last played Eastern Lounge in 2016, supporting Gypsy Jazzmen Arabesk, (coincidentally ALSO on a Friday the 13th), the band’s fortunes have continued to rise… (lucky for some)!
They’ve since performed alongside the likes of multi-award winning Canadian Folk duo Madison Violet, as well as Folk Alliance Artist of the Year, Monique Clare, Victorian Festival regular Nigel Wearne and all the way from Mauritius, Kool Vibration (who we’ll see here at Eastern Lounge in July). They’ve played at venues across Sydney from Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville to Fairlight Folk, The Music Lounge and Kave Bar on the north side, as well as Festivals from Cessnock to Collaroy.
And they’ve had Chart success too… Lines of Flight has the distinction of having held the No. 1 spot on Reverbnation’s Sydney Folk Chart for no less than 10 months straight! As a result, the Reverbnation team selected two of the band’s songs for curation and their track ‘Oceans Calling’ is featured on a Reverbnation promotional playlist of ‘Top Emerging Folk Artists’ released just this month.
The band’s name describes the creative potential of not just breaking away from the norm but shooting in an unexpected and refreshing direction. This is the approach taken by Brent Keogh (vocals, guitar, mandolin and oud) and Katie Anderson (b/v, flute, Irish whistle, percussion) to their music. The line-up now also includes regular appearances by outstanding guest Tabla player Shaun Premnath who will again be joining Lines of Flight at Eastern Lounge.
With their unique and earthy fusion of Folk, World, Classical, Celtic and Pop influences, Lines of Flight is all class, yet retains a sense of fun within every performance. The band unearths hidden gems among the world’s acoustic sounds, taking us on a sonic journey that is at once familiar, yet completely unpredictable.
Check out Lines of Flight online at: https://www.linesofflight.info/