13 MARCH 2020 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
STEVE EDMONDS' HENDRIX & HEROES
“The guitar-fuelled Blues Rock Steve Edmonds Band burns through classics and crowd favourites with a fresh energy and musicianship that only years of playing can develop. This is what Live Music sounded like when the world was a much simpler and nicer place.”
The Steve Edmonds Band has been tearing it up around the traps for several years. The career of guitarist extraordinaire Edmonds spans three decades and features recording and touring stints with many International and Australian premier Rock, Pop, Roots & Blues artists. Among them are Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer, Billy Thorpe, Doug Parkinson, Matt Finish, Richard Clapton and many, many more.
Over the best part of 3 hours, the band will play a selection of guitar-driven favourites featuring the music of all the great axe men… from Hendrix himself, to Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Angus Young, Billy Gibbons and a host of others.
In Part One of the show, Steve and the band pay tribute to Jimi’s most famous live performances, from Woodstock to Monterey, featuring among others immortal hits including Voodoo Chile, Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, Little Wing and All Along the Watchtower. All funky Strat and smokey voice, Steve steams through these all-time crowd favourites, luring punters to the dance floor and keeping them there from first riff to last.
“The Steve Edmonds Band provides a musical experience not to be missed. The mix a repertoire of Hendrix classics and a celebration of other Guitar Heroes with their own progressive re-workings and dynamic arrangements. This is what separates tehm from the pack. Audiences enjoy a memorable night of musical indulgence for enthusiasts of Classic Rock Guitar and dancing good times.”
- Muso's Garage
Part Two is dedicated to that great guitar-driven rock of the ‘70s with songs from CREAM, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Doors, Thin Lizzy, AC-DC, ZZ Top and many more, played by a band at the height of its powers.
On Friday March 13, you will witness a great guitarist surrounded by other superb musicians, meshing into a groove that is simultaneously smooth, powerful and strongly emotive. This will be a fantastic live gig filled with killer music displaying one of Australia’s best, Steve Edmonds, in all his glory.
Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to ROCK!
Check out The Steve Edmonds Band
14 FEBRUARY 2020 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
VALENTINE'S DAY SPECTACULAR - THE FIRST LADIES OF SOUL
“Three of Australia’s best female vocalists in one band! Strong, confident, sassy, sexy and in control of everything.”
- Yaron Hallis, Camelot Lounge
On Friday 14 February 2020, come and celebrate VALENTINE’S DAY the best way possible. We’re opening the New Year with the return of THE FIRST LADIES OF SOUL who last played Eastern Lounge on Valentine’s Day, way back in 2015!
In the spirit of the hit movie 'The Sapphires', this 2 hour musical revue celebrates the music of the true First Ladies of Soul, showcasing the hits of Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Etta James, Randy Crawford, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, Freda Payne, Chaka Khan, The Emotions and Tina Turner.
The show bursts at the seams with well-known favourites like ‘Say a Little Prayer’, 'Love Child’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Chain of Fools’ and many, many more. It’s full of divine harmonies and brilliant musicianship, courtesy of a supreme 9-piece band (incl. horn section). You’ll move, groove and sing along to all the classic Soul songs across several decades.
Let me introduce you to OUR First Ladies of Soul…
“It’s not often you get the whole package in one artist, but Jo comes gift wrapped. A wonderful musician, songwriter and lyricist, she also has a charismatic, natural stage presence. Jo is so professional and possessed of a captivating and versatile voice that demands to be listened to.”
- Jim Shipstone, Former M.D. BMG Music
Jo has shared stages with Rick Price, Glenn Shorrock, Tina Arena, Mark Williams, Margaret Urlich and Julie Anthony. Twice a winner at the MusicOz Awards for original composition, she’s given electric live performances at The Manly International Jazz Festival, The Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival, The Norfolk Island Jazz Festival, The New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival and the Java Jazz Festival held in Jakarta, Indonesia alongside Chaka Khan, Jamie Cullum and Level 42. She has also graced other international stages including Claridges Hotel in London (with Dame Edna Everage!), London’s legendary live music venue The Bedford and New York’s famous Arlene’s Grocery.
"Amanda Easton’s voice is delightful - dulcet, crisp and entrancing. It's unique - she doesn’t really sound like anyone I can think of. Her voice is simply beguiling."
We last saw Amanda at Eastern Lounge fronting the Monterey Pop Festival tribute. She’s also released three of her own albums, an EP and a bunch of singles (so far). She’s achieved several Top Ten spots in the Australian independent music charts and toured her music throughout Western Europe and Japan. Her rich vocals have seen her twice perform at the ARIA Awards and she's appeared on stage with Australian music legends including Glenn Shorrock, Powderfinger, Marcia Hines, James Reyne, Vanessa Amarosi , Richard Clapton and Wendy Matthews. Malcolm Carter of Pennyblack Music in Sweden says: "Amanda Easton takes you intio that smoky club, complete with red velvet seats... she's up on that stage and you're hanging on every word she sings."
“Liza is a sensational Soul singer and songwriter with a huge range and a powerful voice that can howl, growl or soothe a furrowed brow.”
- Georgina Reed 99.3FM
Liza has worked with some of Australia’s very best artists such as Richard Clapton, Ian Moss, Tony Neville (Neville Brothers), Regina Valesquez, Ray Beadle, Kevin Bennett and Jon Stevens. She’s won 3 Australian Blues CHAIN Awards, including those for Best Female Vocalist, Best New Talent and Best Producer, in conjunction with her husband Greg. She’s released three superb albums and is recognised as one of Australia’s top Female Blues and Jazz artists. As Brian Lizotte says: "Liza is simply a class act!"
We are privileged to have all three of these amazing vocalists appearing together in one red hot band! Don’t miss our 1st show for 2020. It’s going to be the very best way to kick off the New Year at Eastern Lounge and celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Check out The First Ladies of Soul
“On her new single The Castle, Miss Elm crafts a spellbinding, genre-bending slice of Folk-Pop brilliance. She crafts truly immersive and endearing gems of sound.”
Born to a plane-crash-surviving jazz musician and a drama-teaching actress, Erin Harrington was always destined to create something special and music is where her creativity has blossomed. A fiery red-headed songstress, Erin performs as her alter-ego, the quirky ‘Miss Elm’, enchanting and entertaining audiences with theatrical melodies entwined around life-journeys and the lessons we face.
A 3-octave soprano range singer, Miss Elm tells honest stories via her original ‘Alternative Chill Acoustic’ music. You could liken her to what a mix of Regina Spektor and Sarah Blasko would sound like... playing ukuleles!
Miss Elm’s genre really defies definition. She calls herself a ‘Soul Rocker’, but there’s a little Jazz and Folk in the mix too… and she’s also happy with the description: ‘Modern Pop with Gypsy influences’. Whatever you call it, Erin’s songs will sweep you up and take you for a ride.
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/