Bluesfest Touring presents
ROY AYERS (US) - BLUESFEST SIDESHOW Tickets
7:00pm, Tue 11th April, 2017
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers is known as the Godfather of Neo-Soul and is among the most respected jazz and R&B artists on the scene today.
"This neat, feel good gig showed exactly why the New York-based vibraphonist, composer and bandleader is a longstanding crowd favourite in the UK."- The Evening Standard
"It's Roy Ayers' charisma that is centerpiece of any of these performances. His jokes, his one-liners, his cheeky smiles and dances carry the crowd and guide the band like a pro" - aaamusic.co.uk
Ayers was born in Los Angeles, California on September 10, 1940. Music has always been in his genes; his mother Ruby, was a schoolteacher and local piano instructor and his father, Roy Sr. was a sometimes-parking attendant and trombonist. As it often happens in a household filled with love and appreciation for music, Roy began to demonstrate his musical aptitude by the tender age of five. By then he was playing boogie tunes on the piano. He eventually turned his attention to the guitar and other instruments, including the trumpet, and drums before embracing instrument of choice, the vibraphone.
In the 1960's, Roy was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist but soon transferred into a popular R&B band leader in the 1970's and 80's. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand. His career has been diverse and impressive, he created an influential soundtrack for the 1973 Blaxploitation film Coffy, performed on Whitney Houston's hit song 'Love Will Save the Day' in 1988 and is one of the most sampled artists in R&B and Hip Hop, featuring on hits by Common, Mary J. Blige, Dr Dre and D ngelo to name a few.
Don't miss this true giant of Acid Jazz as he visits Melbourne and Sydney before Bluesfest in Byron Bay this April.
General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.
The Plate & Glass meal includes one meal option with one glass of selected wine which will be made available at the Green Room Bar from the time doors open through to 10:30pm.
Plate and Glass meal and wine options are listed on the following booking page.
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).
Standard and Premium Beverage Packages are available by exclusive table service to Dinner & Show Ticket Holders for 3 hours from Doors. Beverage packages are available for purchase on the following booking page. *RSA and conditions apply
DOORS OPEN AT 7.00PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 8.30PM
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.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
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.