14 MAY 2021 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
"Johnny G & The E-Types is Sydney's finest and most authentic Soul band."
- The Basement
"Johnny G & The E-Types' 'Women of Soul Revue' is all Killer, no filler!"
You will not want to miss this show, when Johnny G & The E-Types present a celebratory tribute to some of the most powerful Women of Soul to ever grace the stage. This is a supreme band with two of Australia’s very best female Soul Singers out front in Julz Di Sisto and Sarina Jennings.
This stunning show honours some of the greatest female voices ever, from Etta James and Dusty Springfield to Carla Thomas and Mavis Staples. And of course, there’s a special salute to the undeniable Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. (And no woman in this country sings Aretha better than ‘Soul Sista’ Julz Di Sisto!)
Other formidable females whose songs you’ll hear brought to life on this special night include Laura Lee, Linda Lyndell, Jean Knight and Sugar Pie De Santo. The Set List includes Soul classics like Respect, You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman, Chain Of Fools, Rock Steady, Say A Little Prayer, Mr Big Stuff, Son Of A Preacher Man, What A Man, I’d Rather Go Blind, Tell Mama, Baby I Love You, I Can’t Stand The Rain, Do Right Man Do Right Woman, I Ain’t Never Loved A Man and more.
The ‘Women of Soul Revue’ has been featured on the ABC’s Sonic Journey. The 8-piece Johnny G & The E-Types, driven by Johnny G on Hammond organ and complete with horn section, is Sydney’s premier Soul band. Let me introduce you...
- Johnny (G) Gauci on Hammond and Piano (Ed Kuepper, Leonardo's Bride, Dom Turner)
- ‘Soul Sista # 1’ Julz Di Sisto – lead vocals (Ngariie, David Campbell, The Voice)
- Sarina Jennings – lead vocals (The Australian Fleetwood Mac Show, Woodstock Festival Tribute)
- Nick ‘The Colonel’ Meredith on Guitar (Cotton Keyes & Morris, Tim Finn, C, Matt Finish)
- Antero ‘Skinny’ Ceschin on Drums (Continental Blues Party, The Mighty Reapers)
- Emile ‘The Bottom Line’ Nelson on Bass (Delta Goodrem, Christine Anu)
- Murray ‘Satisfaction’ Jackson on Saxophone (Jersey Boys, The Mothership Orchestra)
- Simon ‘Mr Fabulous’ Ferenci on Trumpet (Watussi, King John Cleary)
I promise you, these guys will have you dancing all night like it’s Memphis in 1967!
GRITS 'N' SOUL
“Grits 'n' Soul is one of Australia's premier organ combos., performing the legendary Soul hits of Booker T & The M.G.s and other instrumental greats."
If Booker T & The M.G.s had ever played Eastern Lounge, THIS is what it would have sounded like.
What a great way to open this show… Grits 'n' Soul will play a short, sharp set of some of the best instrumental Soul hits of the 1960s. We’ll hear classics like ‘Time is Tight’ and ‘Green Onions’ from Booker T. & The M.G.s - originators of the unique Southern or Memphis Soul Sound. This group was one of the most prolific, respected and imitated of its era. This amazing outfit played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave and Albert King, as well as releasing instrumental records under their own name.
Grits ‘n’ Soul’ also cover the other famous racially integrated House Bands for Memphis' historic STAX label… like The Mar-Keys who scored their first hit with the after-party anthem ‘Last Night’… and The Bar-Kays who became Otis Redding’s backing bad and sadly lost most of their members in that tragic plane crash near Wisconsin on December 10, 1967.
Not many people realise that the Bar-Kays’ one big hit, ‘Soul Finger’, was actually a take on the James Bond film title ‘Goldfinger’… or that it was the crack STAX Label song writing team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter who suggested they use the parody title.
All the songs you’ll hear in this brilliant opening set are the embodiment of Southern sass and jazzy cool, creating an amazing amount of attitude and atmosphere around simple arrangements and standard open Blues chords… they’re just great!