Bluesfest Touring Presents
LARRY GRAHAM & GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION Tickets
8:30pm, Sun 20 April, 2014
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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Get Ready – we are in for one funking great time !! THE ORIGINAL BASS FUNKMEISTER is in da house !!
LARRY GRAHAM & GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION is gonna add some bottom. It's what he does.
He was the thumping, funky bass engine providing the churning undercurrent for numerous hits by Sly and the Family Stone. Hits like "Dance to the Music," "Everyday People," "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)," "I Want To Take You Higher" and then the band's stellar appearance at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969 propelled the band and Larry's innovative slap-pop style of playing bass into the global limelight. As unconventional as his style may have been at the time, it has since been adopted and refined by countless bassists representing a variety of genres, including Flea, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Stu Hamm, Doug Wimbish, Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins and generations of others.
After Sly and The Family Stone, Larry Graham founded and fronted Graham Central Station, the funk-soul collective that has been his home (apart from a few solo years) for the last forty years. Whatever the setting, he has spent a half century redefining the bass by pushing the limits of its potential as both a melodic instrument as well as a percussive tool.
Raise Up, Larry Graham and Graham Central Station's latest CD features guest appearances from Prince and Raphal Saadiq and shows that, four decades after their first outing, the same potent ingredients that made the band a funk powerhouse in its early years are still very much in the mix: thumping funk rhythms, infectious melodies and riffs, tight grooves, and of course, that churning slap-and-pluck bass undercurrent that pushes it all into overdrive.
DOORS OPEN AT 8.30PM
FIRST ACT ON AT 9PM
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.
RESTAURANT (LA LUPITA) OPENING TIMES
LUNCH: Wed - Fri (12pm - 3pm) || DINNER: Tues - Sat (5pm - Late)
NOTE: Restaurant Hours are subject to venue/function bookings.