Putting a respectful modern edge onto a classy and
classic soul sound that soars between fresh, fun and
funky, and passionately heart-melting, Sydney-based
singer/songwriter Leanne Paris is rapidly staking her
claim as one of this country’s leading musical lights.
Sassy, sultry and smooth, with ... See Full BioMore Info
3 Original jazzy acts in a funky loungy cafe. Joining me on keys is the incomparable Tom O'Halloran!
Original Jazzy tunes. Also playing is Leanne Paris & Vanessa Raspa - Yay!
THE BLUES GIRLS - LEANNE PARIS & ANDREA MARR Two female-fronted blues bands storm the Basement for a night of raunchy fun! The LEANNE PARIS BAND has played to packed houses at their hugely popular previous Basement shows. The Sydney-based singer/songwriter is rapidly staking her claim as one of this country’s leading musical lights. Her debut CD “Live at the Basement” was recorded last year at one of the band’s stellar performances. With an unrivalled groove to everything she points her Fender Rhodes piano at, the sultry soul queen evokes the true musical greats without ever stooping to imitation. Backed by a tight nine-piece band, Leanne will take you on a journey from smoky, emotional ballads and gritty blues to upbeat acid jazz and unbounded funk workouts. THE ANDREA MARR BAND (MELB) ANDREA MARR "VOTED BEST FEMALE BLUES VOCALIST 2009" AUST BLUES MUSIC AWARDS from Melbourne, is performing at the Basement for the very first time!! Headed up by the pint sized powerhouse of sassy, soulful blues, The Andrea Marr Band is one of the most sought after bands in the thriving Melbourne blues scene. Andrea’s album "Sassified" won the 2002 Female Blues Artist of the Year award. She then won the coveted "Blues Performer of the Year 2005" Award and represented Australia in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee in 2006. Her 2005 album "Watch Me Work It" earned her great reviews and international airplay, and the title track was chosen to be included on the US Compilation CD "National Women In Blues 2007" - the only non-American track on the album, which was also named one of the best blues albums of 2006 by Al Hensley in Rhythms Magazine. Her latest CD "Little Sister Got Soul!" already receiving airplay across Australia, has been critically acclaimed as her finest yet. Don’t miss the extraordinary talents of these two sensational blues performers, together on the one bill.