Each week we pick five up and coming Musos, here is our selection for this week:
The Deans of Soul
The Deans of Soul have successfully fused soul and rock, now bringing their original songs to the gritty metropolis of Melbourne. Their sound is an eclectic mix of velvety smooth vocals with sassy brass and groovy beats. The Deans of Soul have been described as a “United Nations of Australia” with indigenous and non-indigenous members united in one goal: soul!
American vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Jake Heady, attended Berklee College of Music and flew over to Bendigo to perform for Aussies all over Victoria. He’s performed with John Blackwell, Wali Ali, Buster Coles, Stacey Wade, Johnnie Walker and even opened for Grand Master Flash. His soul and RnB tones will be sure to melt the hardest of hearts. His professionalism and quality performance will have your next event buzzing.
A community radio producer, frequent gig hopper and local music fan - Nathan Wong encompasses the best traits of an artist, making him a mega fanboy. His friendships and associations in the local music network have seen him support interstate acts such as Pacific Avenue, The Moving Stills, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, and Tamara and the Dreams. His performance style is Matt Corby-esque with much more hair flopping. He’ll tug on your heart strings and get you moving.
Francesca Gonzales is the 23 year-old Melbourne native with a voice not to be missed. Backed by a killer live band, or on her own with a killer key tar - her fusion of electronic soul, pop and R&B will leave you in the palm of her hand. Gonzales crafts a sound that is both distinct and compelling, penning lyrics with a remarkable emotional depth. You may have caught her in Cousin Tony’s Brand New Fire Bird.
One Plus One
Melding influences from hip-hop, soul and RnB, One Plus One Duo provide an effortless mix of acoustic and live looping elements to set the perfect mood for every type of event. The duo deliver a hearty and full sound with only two people. Let Fraser and Yasin turn on the groove and get you in the ultimate state of zen.
Our venue's general mode of service may have been disrupted due to the closure of our doors, but our customers are still out there and keen to stay connected to their local favourites
Words by Kavina.
BoomChild have released a new dance-floor banger, and my Tasmanian oak floor boards are here for it.
Words by Peta.
The only plus side of some psycho virus out there stopping us all from playing gigs and slamming on the industry we love, is that we’ve been given the ticket to a one-way forced staycation. A journey of artistic discovery, where one slows down in order to keep up and come out the other side. Where finding new ways to be creative will keep you from falling into the decline of insanity.
Words by Kavina.