THE HIPSTONES + VIRNA SANZONE
9:30pm, Fri 28th September, 2012
Blue Beat, NSW
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The HIPSTONES are soul with a capital S. Soul that soothes. Soul that grooves. And Soul that moves. With an eye to the classic R&B sounds of the 1960's, the duo of Mark Palmer (keys/vocals) and Anthea White (vocals) have shaped a sonic identity all their own. From the streets of Tokyo to the stage of the Sydney Opera house; from Australia to the musical depths of the New York City, the HIPSTONES have established themselves as one of the premier soul bands on the scene today.
With their eight-piece powerhouse ensemble tearing up New York's funkiest clubs, Mark and Anthea have built a sound that's just a little bit Marvin Gaye, and a whole lot modern day. Their latest album, Dreamers (2010), is a testament to their unique vision and mastery of all things jazz, soul, funk and groove.
With their impressive wealth of musical influences, The Hipstones manage to not only pay homage to the past, but to also define a kind of future. A future built on world-class music and an undeniable band. A future born from their storied international lineage. A future with a capital F.
Deeply soulful, yet with the ability to sail effortlessly through the most intricate jazz melodies, Virna Sanzone is renowned for her passionate delivery and remarkable improvisational approach, whether reinterpreting other people's songs or performing her own powerful originals. She has long been regarded as one of this country's finest singers and has lent her voice to projects featuring many of Australia's greats, including Paul Kelly, Wendy Matthews and a who's who of Australian jazz luminaries. Under her own name, Virna has been steadily building a loyal and dedicated following, and in recent years has started to attract attention in the USA, winning over new fans from New York to Nashville. She brings with her a world of diverse musical influences and an exceptional band.
"On Saturday night, I saw the light in the form of Virna Sanzone and her quintet. Sanzone has a voice like the caramel layer in a piece of caramel slice...so smooth, warm and pliable...and you'd definitely want a second serve with another piece to take home. It's rich and beautiful."
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DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
For all Dinner & Show bookings, please contact the venue on (02) 9328 4411
DOORS OPEN at 7.00PM
DINNER SERVICE COMMENCES at 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS around 9.30PM
This venue is 18+ recommended, so if you are under 18 and would like to come to the show please call (02) 9328 4411 for further information.