CLAIRY BROWNE AND THE BANGIN' RACKETTES

CLAIRY BROWNE AND THE BANGIN' RACKETTES

PONY BOY, SAMUEL L AND THE COOL J'S

Mon, April 8, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15 - $17

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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CLAIRY BROWNE AND THE BANGIN' RACKETTES
CLAIRY BROWNE AND THE BANGIN' RACKETTES
Power diva Clairy Browne and her harmonising girl group The Bangin’ Rackettes formed in 2009 over a mutual love of nineties dance videos, early rhythm n’ blues records and big hair. They teamed up with a group of lovable rogue musicians and started rehearsing and recording in a barely standing ex-coffin factory in the suburbs of Melbourne, which quickly became the musical home to this young band.

Together they have come a long way and have been bringing back the big stage show to venues and festivals all over the country with highlights including touring with the Big Day Out, playing the Forum Theatre for Melbourne Festival, appearances at Golden Plains and Falls Festival and many late night sweaty, sequined club shows along the way.

The band’s sound takes you through their original interpretation of soul, jump blues, doo-wop, ska and r’n’b, while telling a story which is very much about the here and now. Their live show is an experience from start to finish, often starting with a marching band playing outside the venue, processions through the room and cameos from other singers and dancers performing from within the crowd. These dynamic and energetic live shows are created with the intention of taking their audience to another place, with their contemporary take on the heightened hysteria of 1960’s music TV.

Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes recently announced the release of their debut album, Baby Caught the Bus. It was in the making for two years and was recorded with and produced by the gifted Steve Schram (Little Red, Little Birdy, Cat Empire, Eagle and the Worm). The record is an incredibly accomplished first release which recently won Album of the year on ABC Radio National and was #6 in the Age newspaper’s album of the year list.

Baby Caught the Bus moves through heart-wrenching doo-wop wailing, to drunken pianos, party hysteria and tough, hard-hitting soul. This collection of songs is delivered with dynamic vocal harmonies and the force of the rhythm section, with Clairy’s big soul voice and the horns leading the procession.

The album is due to be released in Japan and Europe later this year along with international touring, more recording and a mini-documentary on the horizon. There is no doubt that there is more exciting things to come, for and from Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes.

“To label the show a ‘gig’ is a huge injustice to the whole production. While the spectacle is electrifying, the spine and allure of the group is Browne. She’s warm yet ballsy, with an enormous voice that could move mountains.” Madeleine O’Gorman, The Music.com.au
PONY BOY
PONY BOY
"…[Pony Boy] has left behind her punk roots and twin-decks for her debut solo Pony Boy EP, aptly described as junkyard country Bradanini channels her wonderful smoky vocal through a slew of influences to produce something of real gravitas, the tracks were recorded to tape mostly in one-take and produced by Amy Aileen and John Would (Fiona Apple, Warren Zevon, Wanda Jackson), excellent stuff that had this listener reaching for the repeat button over and over." - UK's Beat Surrender

Exploring themes of the Ol' West and heartache, Pony Boy's gravel-riddled tunes have been coined, "Junkyard Country." Recalling a1950's nostalgia and Southern Gothic Soul. With a freshly minted EP recorded to tape in the storied Stanly Studios by the production team of Amy Aileen and John Would (Fiona Apple, Warren Zevon, Wanda Jackson) mostly in one-take performances between beers and Mexican food.
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