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
SOUL & BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA - STARRING KATE LUSH & LIZA OHLBACK
“Kate Lush is a superb singer with crystal clear clarity. Her Soulful vocal style is equally at home singing ballads or covering more gritty Rhythm & Blues songs.”
- Blues Matters Magazine
Kate Lush’s voice is capable of incredible power and yet, unimaginable tenderness. She has the musical muscle to uplift, the sensitivity to comfort and the gravity to pull emotions from deep within. She has regularly topped the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart.
Kate has won countless awards including:
- Australian Blues Chain Award for Best New Talent
- Songwriters Association of Washington (US) Award for ‘Best International Act’
- Best Female Artist - US IAMA (Independent Acoustic Music Awards)
- Best Female Artist at the International Acoustic Music Awards (US)
Check out Kate Lush
WITH SPECIAL GUEST 'CONTINENTAL' ROBERT SUSZ
The Dynamic Hepnotics
Between 1979-1987, Robert led The Dynamic Hepnotics who dominated the Australian national charts. Thanks to Robert's composition, smash hit 'Soul Kind of Feeling', the band toured extensively, playing to packed houses all around the country. Robert was also a member of The Mighty Reapers - band of choice to back touring USA Blues & Soul artists. They opened for greats like BB KIng, Buddy Guy and Albert King.
11 SEPTEMBER 2020 | FRIDAY | 8.00PM
THE JESSE REDWING BLUES BAND
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/