A BILLION BEATS, A BILLION GENRES, A BILLION ARTISTS, A BILLION FLAVOURS!!! Tickets
8:30pm, Thu 19th December, 2013
Blue Beat, NSW
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A Monthly Showcase of Extraordinary Bands, Artists & Special Guests. Emad Younan, The Safety of Life at Sea, Chich and the Kristen Fletcher Trio perform their magic. Maz Mazak & No Qualms also throw in a bit of soul over fat beats in between sets for good measure. Tonights event is sponsored by Money Magnet Industries and Worldwide Printing Solutions Bondi.
Emad Younan performs songs by his brother the brilliant singer/songwriter, the late Jesse Younan. A critically acclaimed artist, Jesse tragically passed away after a short battle with leukaemia in July, 2008. Jesse left behind a rich catalogue of beautiful and haunting songs that can be found on releases available through Vitamin Records (www.vitamin.net.au). Jesse's music has also been featured on television programs 'Packed to the Rafters' ; 'East of Everything'; 'Big Brother' and 'Bondi Rescue'.
Emad, Jesse's younger brother, regularly performs on the Sydney pub circuit as singer/guitarist with rock band, MEZA. His intimate performances are an opportunity for Jesse's fans to celebrate the life, music and beauty of Jesse's music again.
The Safety of Life at Sea:
The Safety of Life at Sea are a band that play their original songs as if they we were old-gold classics that you've known all your life. With a mix of styles ranging from alt-country to disco-funk via a heavy dose of blues and soul, the three songwriters take the approach that variety is the spice of life. This eclectic musical mix is united by a love of song writing, and groove. The band is a five piece with a big sound, from delicate piano to jungle drums and wild guitars. Their first self-titled album was released earlier this year, and the follow-up is already well on the way.
Singer-songwriter Chich has one mantra: feel the song and let the audience know you're feeling it. The Sydney born soul/blues devotee, has been developing his soul infused songs with an earthy modern feel, and is now touring his new album "I'm Alive" with his band of brothers, Simon Morel (lead guitar), Yann Charavel (bass) and Brad James (drums). Being genuine live performers, "I'm Alive" was recorded in the same manner as many of Chich's favourite records, played live in a big room and letting the project develop organically, just like his influences Bill Withers, Tim Buckley (Greetings from LA), Donny Hathaway and others had done in the 70's - getting back to translating the vibe of the music, room and moment on tape. With a great rhythm section and tasty lead guitarist behind him, Chich feels free to let go and enjoy the moment, freeing his gutsy, soul drenched voice to float between hard rock 'n' soul to sweet sultry ballads.
Kristen Fletcher Trio:
KF3 have been busy writing, recording & performing this year, culminating in the release of their self titled d but album delivered to audiences across the globe on the 11th of November. KF3 have created a sound that is "rather unique on Australian shores"according to Tone Deaf in relation to their effortless blend of pop & jazz. The trio consists of Carlo Tapia on bass, Dominic Cabrera on drums & Kristen Fletcher on keys & vocals. They are three young, professional musicians who have come together for this original project, each accomplished in their own right. Tapia has many credits to his name as former bass player of 'Freestyle' popular Filipino band, winning MTV ASIA's 'Best New Artist' of 1999. Cabrera is one Sydney's most sought after session drummers, sharing the stage with Timomatic, Guy Sebastian, Stan Walker & The Tap Dogs. Fletcher keeps busy performing regularly in Sydney's live circuit & on SBS2's live show the Thursday FC in house band 'Cartoon'.
Where some artists ride on the back of an old school sample or cover tune, Maz Mazak writes all of her own songs, and the music that backs her is all original. Sure, there's the occasional classic jazz, blues or gospel reference, and many might be tempted to put this singer in that too-cool-for-school category of R&B, but really, this girl stands in a class of her own. She is also one half of the duo 'Sensitive Zombie'.
"Sydney-based singer-songwriter Maz Mazak has soul down to the very core of her being. Embracing contemporary grooves and a seductive sound that grows on you"- Latoyah Forsyth, Cream Magazine
No Qualms started playing guitar at age 6. He found Hip-Hop in '89 when he bought the Fat Boys 'On and On' and Tone Loc's 'Loced After Dark'. 'Beat Street' and 'Wild Style' sealed it, and he has been graffing, DJing and rapping ever since. (Well maybe not the graff, it's too much trouble when you're an adult.) He came to Sydney for NYE in 2000 and never left. He set up a studio 'City of Nine Gates' on the eastside, finished a Diploma of Music Industry at SAE and has been going from strength to strength ever since. He is also the owner of 'Asharic Records', an independent record label based in Sydney Australia. Besides being a Record Producer, Sound Engineer and performing Artist, No Qualms is also a freelance DJ that specialises in Golden Era Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul, Old School, G-Funk and a touch of Jazz. He is also one half of the duo 'Sensitive Zombie'.
Emad Younan - http://jesseyounan.com/
The Safety Of Life At Sea - https://www.facebook.com/safetyoflifeatsea
Chich - http://www.chichmusic.com/
Kristen Fletcher Trio - http://kristen.com.au/
Maz Mazak - http://www.mazmazak.com/
No Qualms - http://www.noqualmstheartist.com/
A Billion Beats - http://abillionbeats.com/
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MUSIC STARTS around 8.30PM
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