JOHNNY G & THE E TYPES - MEMPHIS VS MUSCLE SHOALS SOUL REVUE
Johnny G & The E Types is Sydney’s premier soul show. Their latest Soul Revue showcases the classics from the legendary STAX recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee and FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Dance all night to the hits of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Etta James and more.
Between 1959 and 1975, the now legendary STAX Records, in Memphis, Tennessee, released international chart-topping hits such as "Soul Man," "Sitting On The Dock of the Bay," "Green Onions," "Midnight Hour," "Mustang Sally", "Hard To Handle", "Knock On Wood", "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "Mr Big Stuff", "These Arms Of Mine" and "Respect Yourself ". STAX's trail-blazing artists included the 'King of Soul' Otis Redding, 'Sultans of Sweat' Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, Booker T and The MGs, and many more.
In the 1950s, Rick Hall established the internationally renowned FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. FAME produced a phenomenal number of soul classics with artists including Aretha Franklin, Wilson Picket, Etta James and Percy Sledge.
Johnny G & the E Types have gained notoriety for their sell out Memphis Soul Revue concerts. Much like the legendary Booker T & The MGs and the Memphis Horns, Johnny G & The E Types have been wooing audiences as the sharp dressed backing band for Sydney's finest soul vocalists delivering these STAX and FAME soul classics in their raw and original form. This is the southern soul that inspired films including The Sapphires, The Blues Brothers and The Commitments - with the credibility and raw energy that comes from Memphis and Muscle Shoals 1967. Dig it!
Johnny G & The E Types nine piece band will perform the soul classics of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Picket, Percy Sledge, Etta James and Booker T & The M.G.'s plus the sensational hits of Sam & Dave. Sam & Dave were know as "Double Dynamite", "The Sultans of Sweat", and "The Dynamic Duo" for their gritty, gospel-infused performances.
We'd like to introduce you to one of the finest soul shows Australia has to offer -
Legendary keyboardist Johnny (G) Gauci on Hammond and Piano (Ed Kuepper, Leonardo's Bride, Perry Keyes, Dom Turner & Supro); front man Sam "Soul Man" Bennett (The Super Heavyweights); "Soul Sista # 1" Julz Di Sisto (Ngariie, David Campbell, Bobby Fox); Nick Meredith (Cotton Keyes & Morris, Tim Finn, C, Matt Finish) on guitar; drums from Antero Ceschin (Continental Blues Party, The Mighty Reapers); Dave 'Hitman" Harding (Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges, Red Rivers, The Foreday Riders) on bass; Murray Jackson on saxophone (Jersey Boys, The Mothership Orchestra); and Simon Ferenci on trumpet (King John Cleary, Watussi).
Check them out: www.johnnygandtheetypes.com
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 7.30PM
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.
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.