Katoomba RSL Club Presents
Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope at Katoomba RSL
8:30pm, Sat 14th July, 2012
Katoomba RSL, NSW
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Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope at Katoomba RSL Cass Eager last played at the Club in the ‘Blues Room’ as part of the Blue Mountains Music festival in March. Now is your chance to enjoy a full set along with her band ‘The Velvet Rope’ featuring Jono Dallimore on Guitar and also Jon ‘Howler’ Howell and Ryan Van Gennip from Chase The Sun who were this year’s ‘Live artist of the year’ winner at the Music Oz Awards.
Cass Eager's music takes heed of Soul and Blues, solidly dished up with Roots & Rhythm.
Her distinctive pipes have drawn comparisons to everyone from Janis Joplin to Bonnie Raitt, but Soul Sister Cass is no pale imitation.
Her voice and music are sometimes funky, at other times soaked with an alt-country twang, and sometimes she rocks it out down and dirty. When you get down to it, the woman is a sworn soul sister through and through.
Her 2007 debut 'Beautiful Day', which reached #3 in Canada, saw the singer announced as a finalist in the Blues/Roots category of the MusicOz Awards and score airplay on Triple J, ABC and Nova.
Cass has a vibrant history of performing, and that voice of hers has travelled regularly along Australia's East Coast, Darwin and WA, and also taken her on three Canadian and US tours (the latest with Ash Grunwald) as well as Eygpt and The Middle East, and five visits to East Timor. Performing in such diverse locations as CBGB's in New York to beachfronts in The Solomon Islands has given Eager a depth & richness that comes from experience.
Cass is no stranger to festivals either. She has showcased at industry conferences in Canada and the US and has played the Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival (NSW), The Gympie Muster (QLD), Sydney Blues Festival (NSW), Festival of the Sun (NSW), Peats Ridge Festival (NSW), and more.
'One of Sydney's most gifted singer-songwriters, whose refreshingly honest, raspy, almost Joplin-esque like voice is hers alone, and whose song writing will spellbind the listener.' Drum Media.
Opening up the night will Blue Mountains local Rachael Brady and her band to complete this fabulous female fronted night.
Described as "sweet and heartfelt", "inspired and inspiring", (Time Off Magazine) this former Brisbane artist who now calls The Blue Mountains home is joined by long time collaborator and guitarist Nigel Kerr, the two delivering an intimate and diverse collection of largely acoustic tunes that draw on the best of folk, blues, jazz and contemporary popular music. With a truly remarkable voice and a grab bag of infectiously charming songs that range in subject matter from the deeply personal to the reassuringly universal, Brady is, in a world of over-produced commercial music; honest, perceptive and engaging.
She has toured her home soil on and off over the last 7 years as well as the USA and enjoys a loyal global online following.
Brady is "guaranteed to give a memorable and always uplifting performance - not just because she has a truly phenomenal voice but also because her music has genuine depth, beauty and intelligence." (Cygnet Folk Festival, Tasmania)
Please Note: This is an all ages event however under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.