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31 July '15//The Fringe Bar//8.30//$10 This gig fell into place in a FLASH of availability! The venue, the bands, the out of town visitors. The new music, the audience, the birthday... or two. It is with pleasure that we provide you with some heartfelt, classy, sassy entertainment. The Julie lamb Band has long admired Jon McLeary's music - to the extent that they have recorded 3 of his songs, so it is a fantastic honour to be playing with The Spines. Jon delivers his songs with passion and craft. His compositions are stunning, eclectic and clever... but still accessible. The 11 piece Julie Lamb Band is described like so: "with a rhythm section that moves you from dance to heartbreak; unforgettable, tenacious guitar riffs; horns, keys and percussion that surge through you providing inspired instrumental solos while the backing singers deliver a groundswell of harmonies behind Julie’s commanding, heart-felt vocals. The Julie Lamb Band, sometimes likened to a 747, is one of a kind in the Wellington music scene. Buy the albums, yes, but for God’s sake see them live!"Save
Sounds Like: Fleetwood Mac, Grace Slick, Elkie Brooks, Renee Geyer, Beth Hart
Julie Lamb (and The Julie Lamb Band)
From: Wellington, New Zealand
Genre: 70's vibed indie art rock: Earworm melodies over ornate arrangements.
Rock, Art Rock, Blues, Jazz, Prog Metal, Folk Rock
Members: Andrew Richardson, Drums; Callum Hazlitt-Black, Bass; Dave Hadley, Guitar; Damian Forlong, Tr...See Full Bio
“Third time in and it’s a charm. Fresh from debuting her way into the NZ Top 40 at number 10, there’s always one thing you can count on when it comes to Julie Lamb – expect the unexpected. Lamb’s eclectic taste in music and short attention span pushes her to experiment with different genres and vocal boundaries, so it helps to have an arsenal of masterful musicians to write with. From the edgy crooning sass of Drive Me to the a capella stylings of the title track and the hip-swaying rhythm of Inhaling, the standout song for me is I’m Telling You No with its driving groove, lamentable melodies and emotionally strung vocals. While sometimes the backing vocals sound a little too front and centre, each song hands you over to the next in a way that flows and the overall mix feels both organic and modern underneath the ’70s vibed umbrella. This album shows how much Julie and the team have grown over the years and is recommended for lovers of understated but attitude-laden classic ”