CDB LIVE & EXCLUSIVE with NATASHA Tickets
8:00pm, Fri 16 March, 2018
THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE, VIC
Tickets $45.00. Doors 8.00pm.
Australia's premier funk/R&B vocal group CDB are quick to define what the word "funk" means to them. "Good times, raw grooves and getting immersed in the music," says Gary Pinto. Adds Danny Williams, "It's a movement. You can't listen to funk sitting down. It can be down and dirty but still bring amazing grooves and melodies.
As teenagers, they were part of Melbourne's South Eastern urban scene, a movement that included musicians, rappers, graffiti artists, visual artists, journalists, club djs, clothes designers, break dancers and photographers, It was a tight-knit scene, and they turned each other on to new clubland experiences and sounds.
Signed to Sony Music in their mid-teens, CDB's debut album "Glide With Me" (1994) went platinum in Australia and Top 5 in France. "Let's Groove" reached #1 on the ARIA chart and was best selling Australian single of 1995. CDB toured the world, playing with Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey, performed in Seoul to a live audience of over 100,000 and broadcast to 17 million worldwide, and counted Julian Lennon and Tommy Emmanuel among their fans.
Their follow-up album "Lifted" (1997) had success with singles "Good Times" and "Back Then". But ten years of being on the road took its toll and the band split up that year.
Gary, Brad and Andrew went on to write and/or produce songs for Guy Sebastian, Ricki Lee, Jessica Mauboy, Jade MacRae, Natalie Bassingthwaighte., Disco Montego, Tina Arena, Mahalia Barnes, Anthony Callea and Mr Timothy. Danny took three years off to travel around the world before forming a duo with Laura Mitchell.
A few years ago, CDB were asked to reunite to play some charity shows - and stayed together.
"There's always been something special when the four of us get together - and that original spark made it so good to be part of. And the band played on!
NATASHA is supporting CDB on the night.
Natasha is an international recording artist, singer, song writer and performer.
Currently in New York, Natasha is in recording with Rob Fusari, (Lady Gaga, Destiny's Child, Whitney Houston), Jnay Sewell, (Writer of, 'Empire State of Mind', Alicia Keys feat. Jay-Z) and Andrea Martin, (Leona Lewis, Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj).
Natasha's debut EP, released in 2012, 'Sending Out A Message', was released to critical acclaim and featured in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald. Jeff Apter writes, "... with echoes of Angie Stone and Jill Scott, especially with the standout track, 'Light On', her self released debut comes on like sweet soul music from another time and place... Kimbra should watch her back...".