South Coast groovemeisters The Escalators are on a musical mission with a simple mantra: Come Together!
The perfect venue to open the tour is The Lounge Room in Gosford.
“This tour is all about connection,” says guitarist Lachlan Mackenzie. “We carefully selected venues whose philosophy we respect, because they enrich their communities through art & culture.”
The Lounge Room is a social enterprise & an amazing space that creates community, culture and belonging while supporting the life-changing work of the charity Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD).
MMAD is a charity that exists to change young lives through music, empowering them to go on and make their own difference within the community, and this philosophy resonated strongly with The Escalators.
“The Escalators all discovered the power of music in our teenage years – punk, or reggae or jazz – and music has been a positive force in our lives ever since. Those stories will form part of this unique show.”
With more grooves than a record store, The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans, & the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica. The Escalators excel at cross-pollinating great jazz standards with groove-driven genres, and grafting original compositions onto their swing, soul & reggae roots.
The Escalators have two studio releases ‘Felix’ (2014) & ‘From The Hip’ (2016) which you can stream right from their website. The success of these 2 CDs has inspired extensive East Coast travels, earned prestigious invitations to Noosa Jazz & Manly Jazz Festivals, & a #1 song on Triple J Unearthed!
After hundreds of shows together, The Escalators can hold listeners spell-bound in a ‘hear-a-pin-drop’ concert, or have the floorboards of a School of Arts Hall heaving under the weight of unhinged dancing.
The gorgeous tone of Jenny Blunden's voice will embrace you & steal your heart. Lachlan Mackenzie’s guitar weaves with pick-pocket grace through a rhythmic framework rich in interplay between Bradley Parson's upright bass & the drum kit captained by Hayden Moore.
“The Lounge Room is perfect for artist & audience,” says singer Jenny Blunden. “Sharing music with people who have come together, heart & mind, makes it more meaningful & rewarding for everyone.”
“On this tour we are consciously supporting the venues that we want to see more of, and we can’t wait to meet the music lovers of Gosford & surrounds.”
Tickets to this intimate show are strictly limited so music fans need to book early at www.stickytickets.com.au.
‘From The Hip’ (2016) Stream/Listen: http://bit.ly/29u3dR8
‘Felix’ (2014) Stream/Listen: http://bit.ly/29u3dR8
Lachlan Mackenzie | 0414980816 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/theescalators