SIRENS ALBUM LAUNCH (dancefloor mode)
Sirens Big Band, Sydney's 17-piece all-female powerhouse, return to the Basement to launch their debut album, Kali and the Time of Change.
Recorded at ABC studios in late 2012, the album brings together the band's eclectic, grooving and infectious sounds onto one exciting CD.
With a host of some of Australia's strongest and most exciting young female musicians and improvisers, the band perform engaging danceable big band music that mixes jazz with South Indian, afro-beat, Balkan, Ethiopian and reggae influences.
Sirens have worked with Australian artists Lanie Lane, Jeff Duff and Dan Barnett, as well as supporting Royal Crown Revue and Orkestra del Sol. They have appeared as the house band for Sydney Festival's highly successful Trocadero Dance Palace, both in 2011 and again in 2012 on Festival First Night, and have been artists in residence at the prestigious Bundanon Trust program.
The Sirens drew a huge crowd at their Basement debut last year so book early to avoid disappointment!
"The Sirens are all-female, all-funky and all-embracing in their influences... It is a combination you won't get anywhere else and they are one of Sydney's - if not Australia's - treasures" John Hardaker - AustralianJazz.net
"This all-female jazz ensemble... can roar as one like an Ethiopian lion or fly like a bullet train, and yet also bristles with world-class soloists who are given free rein to blow and blow and blow." OrangePress.net
"Sirens...live up to their fully deserved hype. Energy, emotion, and subtlety are all precisely balanced to craft an album that appeals to the jazz head with a sense of adventure." Eastside Radio 89.7FM
"...an exciting generation of women improvisers has made a refreshingly new contribution to the Australian jazz scene." Paul Cutlan
Gen. admission Standing: $15+ booking fee pre-sale
(purchase online at the bottom of this page)
At the door if available: $20
Dinner & Show tickets: $69.80 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
(02) 9251 2797 (Mon-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm)
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
PLEASE NOTE EARLY DOORS AT 6.00PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 7.30PM
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show (5pm) they may still be available at the door on the night. Additionally dinner and show tickets may also be available.
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 OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm.
Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm
Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.