THE BASEMENT BLUES SOCIETY PRESENTS: TONI SWAIN BAND - "DEEPEST WATER" CD LAUNCH + Dorothy-Jane Gosper Band + Keith Hall & Pat Dow Band
This month's Basement Blues Society assembles a beautiful mix of Rhythm & Blues Players. You’ll enjoy this night from the get go with: Yannick Koffl Band, Keith Hall and Pat Dow Band, and Dorothy Jane Band featuring Ali Penney - only to climax with the release of TONI SWAINS’ new CD “Deepest Water” executed by her stellar band comprising of Sydney’s’ finest musicians.
TONI SWAIN BAND - "DEEPEST WATER" ALBUM LAUNCH
"Few performers in Australia can match Toni Swain...her musicianship and stage presence is awesome enough; then, there's her voice which reaches right in and grabs you by the heart and soul. Her sets are built around solid rhythms that rollick and sway while the songs provide a distinctive spotlight on everyday life. She is that good, she makes it look easy." (Bones Mackinnon - 3SER, 97.7FM)
Toni's albums "The Red Shed" - released 2014, and the latest "Deepest Water", showcase the breadth of her song writing interest; downhome blues, a little jazz, a little rock'n'roll, a showing of folk roots, R&B, and a whole lot of soul. "Deepest Water" was recorded by Michael Lynch at his bespoke studio in the cow paddock at Beechwood, NSW. A relaxed environment made for great performances by the band - Roy Payne (guitar), Mike Rix (double bass), George Brugmans (drums), George Bibicos (keys), and guest backing vocalists Mitchell Anderson and Jeremy Edwards.
The true art in Toni's music lies in her live performance, where humility and subtlety bridle at odds with an unstoppable force of nature - that voice, that clarion-rising. Just when you think you're on easy street riding a tested hook and a melody Toni takes it all to a higher place, its rightful place, and suddenly everything is well in the world, for that one perfect and unforgettable moment in song.
To hear Toni Swain live is to fall in love with a voice and a soul swelling with warmth and the urge to rise joyfully above our every-days.
"Soul, R&B, jazz singers, all strain for that money shot, the clear, clarion note that graces a song, that gives it that final, killer touch. Toni Swain delivers that all the way through every song when she performs. Her voice and bearing are those of an old fashioned chanteuse of the highest order..." (Mick Daley, The Re-Mains)
FREE CD OFFER to all attendees @ The Basement album launch, Thursday 26th November: Purchase the "Deepest Water" album and receive a FREE copy of "The Red Shed".
Toni Swain Band - Toni Swain (vocals, guitar), Roy Payne (guitar/lap steel), Mike Rix (double bass), George Brugmans (drums), George Bibicos (keys). Expect a few special guests too!
DOROTHY-JANE BAND featuring ALI PENNEY
Canberra's "Blues force of nature", 'Chain' award vocal finalist, songwriter and blues-harpin' mama, Dorothy-Jane "DJ" Gosper fronts her smokin' hot band with Australia's blues sweetie, Ali Penney on keys, Richard Steele (Whose Muddy Shoes and Anni Piper) on guitar, Paul Leeder (Chris Harland, Wendy Saddington) on bass guitar and DJ's drummer of 15 years, Mikey Stratford.
"...remarkably talented singer and blues harp player." Rhythms Magazine
"...V8 capacity vocal". "...makes her harmonica strut like an alleycat." BMA Magazine
"...vocals are like a full-bodied red wine, they're a little husky, deep and powerful. Her voice is mesmerising, it tells a story and her harmonica is hypnotic." Get Shot Magazine
KEITH HALL and PAT DOW BAND
Keith Hall and Pat Dow Band are a national , and international blues/rhythm and blues/roots touring Band.
With their last two original albums, 'Blues Hall' (2013) and 'A Love Divine' (2014) making it quickly to no.2 in the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart, and currently touring their latest album, 'Hard Working Man Blues' Hall and Dow contribute a unique and distinctive style and sound, developed over more than thirty years of solid work and around Australia.
Loved these guys, great way to kick off a super show!
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 6.00PM
MUSIC STARTS DURING DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 7.00PM
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.