San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
FREE Live Music - NEWS FLASH - We are delighted to introduce Caitlin Magee a student of the ANU School of Music, majoring in Jazz Vocal Performance who will appear tonight Polit Bar 7-9pm.
WE ARE VERY SORRY TO SAY THAT OWING TO ILLNESS, The Escalators HAVE CANCELLED THEIR PERFORMANCE TONIGHT.
We are trying to arrange an alternate performer and hope you visit our lounge bar soon.
The Escalators are a South Coast quartet who have been quietly working from their base in Milton, building a loyal family of music lovers.
The Escalators draw on that revered era of American songwriting (Gershwin, Cole Porter, Nat King Cole) & weave a musical thread across generations that connects with Lennon & McCartney, Van Morrison, Sting & more.
Along the way they tip their musical hat to the grooves of Motown, the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica, & the funk of The Meters.
The band is celebrating the release of their debut EP "Felix". On this recording The Escalators take some of their favourite tunes - mostly from the 1920s to the 1960s - and infuse them with influences from all corners of their record collection. Nestled amongst these classic songs is an irresistible original composition that will have you singing along & humming all the way home.
While the gorgeous tone of Jenny Blunden's voice & her inviting personality understandably steal the show, the sound of The Esclators is very much a tapestry; all parts woven together with subtlety & purpose.
The understated guitar style of Lachlan Mackenzie, all harmony & texture, is draped over a rhythmic framework rich in interplay between Bradley Parson's upright bass & the drum kit captained by Hayden Moore.
Press clippings are always crying out for convenient pigeon holes, but how do you categorize a band that takes a quaint tune from 'The Sound of Music' and makes it sound like the Von Trapp Family are being pursued by crooks in Cadillacs along the streets of 1970s San Francisco?
When & Where
Polit Bar - Canberra's Lounge
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