7:30pm, Fri 6 April, 2018
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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.”
These include the first single, Michael Jackson's "Pretty Young Thing" (PYT) from his milestone "Thriller" album.
Gary: "'Thriller' was the soundtrack to our childhood. There was always going to be a Michael Jackson song on our album. 'PYT' remains classic but fresh because even though it was one of the best songs from 'Thriller', it was never released as a single."
Danny: "We'd go clubbing and hear 'PYT' and the dance floor would fill up. Michael's voice seemed so excited about what was happening in the studio. When we were recording it we came to appreciate how well written the song is. It's still the thump in the clubs!"
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!
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.