9:30pm, Thu 19th July, 2012
The Basement, NSW
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Rene Geyer's past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned four decades and is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues and soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20's; a string of pop, soul and reggae hits spanning the 70's and 80's; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker and Chaka Kahn; her 90's renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, and author.
Her career began around 1971 in Sydney, when a girlfriend took her along to the rehearsal of friends who were forming a band. From there, things began to snowball. Her reputation found its way to America and led to an invitation to record an album in Los Angeles with famed Mowtown producer Frank Wilson. While the Movin' Along album provided another hit at home, in America Heading in the Right Direction created confusion. R&B stations loved the record, but didn't know what to do when they discovered Geyer was a white Jewish girl from Australia.
For the next few years, Geyer bounced between Australia and America and released albums, which include So Lucky, Difficult Woman and Sweet Life. Her career has never stalled. At the end of 1999, Geyer released her frank life story; Confessions of a Difficult Woman through Harper Collins, and 2003 saw her release the Gold selling (and self produced) album Tenderland.
In 2004 Rene hooked up with Brisbane producer Magoo to co-produce her 21st album Tonight, which has received stunning reviews and was nominated for an ARIA award. And in 2005 Rene was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame; a proud occasion in which she joined the ranks of Australia's most respected and accomplished musicians.
2007 was to be a busy one for Rene, with work on her 22nd album 'Dedicated' and in 2010 Rene released The Ultimate Collection covering 4 decades of Soul.
Rene Geyer had started out a sensual blues belter. Now she has evolved into a bona fide music icon - someone to look up to for never having let go of her dreams. This consummate entertainer with a proud body of work still transfixes a room with the power of her song.
Gen. admission Standing: $40 + booking fee presale OR
(purchase online at the bottom of this page)
$45 at the door if available
Dinner & Show tickets: $94.80 per person
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and a 2 course meal (entree & main, 4 choices for each). Dinner & Show tickets are only available by phone.
Call the Basement Box Office to book on (612) 9251 2797 (Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm)
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW THEY MAY STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT. ADDITIONALLY DINNER & SHOW TICKETS MAY ALSO BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE RING THE CLUB ON 9251 2797
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].
Restaurant Opening times: Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm. Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm
SOME DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS MAY BE ON A SHARED TABLE. PLEASE LET US KNOW AT TIME OF BOOKING SHOULD YOU PREFER NOT TO SHARE, AND SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY WELL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR REQUEST.
Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.
Dress: Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion.
PLEASE NOTE DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM, MUSIC STARTS AROUND 9.30PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED UNDER THE DATE ABOVE.