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The Soul Movers – Live In-Store Friday 29th March!

The Soul Movers are back with a brand-new album, Bona Fide. Their third album, recorded across seven legendary studios in the USA (including Royal, Sun, Fame and Muscle Shoals!), the tracks crackle with the intensity of a band at the peak of their powers. The core foursome took their brand of soul to the USA and have brought back an album that will stop you in your tracks.

Fronted by Lizzie Mack and her brother in soul, Murray Cook, the Soul Movers also include Andy Newman (The Visitors) and Marko Simec (Waiting For Guinness) with Stuart Wilson (Loose Pills) and Glenn Abbott (Super Massive) sharing stick shifts.

With a launch and a half coming up at The Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy (March 30th), we are very pleased to welcome our buddies The Soul Movers back to the Basement Discs stage on Friday, March 29th to show off some songs from the much-anticipated new album Bona Fide. Don’t miss this sensational lunchtime show before their full launch the following night!

“You want a word to describe the Soul Movers? How about electric. Earning their stripes as one of Australia’s hardest working bands, The Soul Movers have taken their brand of soul to the USA and back again. Stand by for Bona Fide – cut in a series of iconic studios including Fame, Muscle Shoals Sound, Royal and Sun Studios where the band laid down some of the finest grooves you’re likely to hear in 2019. Buckle up … the Soul Movers are coming.” – Sean Sennett, music writer, author and ABC Radio music journalist and radio broadcaster.

Mia Dyson – LIVE IN-STORE Wed 6 March (*Please note it’s a WEDNESDAY!)

Recorded over three weeks at the legendary Muscle Shoals studios in Alabama, Mia Dyson’s sixth and most recent record If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back took the blues and roots world by storm in 2018. Known for her roots-flavoured melodies, on the new album Dyson wasn’t afraid to tap deep into her influences, breaking into pop music hooks one moment and exploring weird and wonderful atmospheric textures and beats the next.
We are long-time fans of the fabulously talented MIA DYSON & first welcomed her to our humble stage when she was only 18!! She has since released several critically acclaimed albums & has toured the world playing her very special brand of blues/rock. Mia will be playing a special WEDNESDAY lunchtime show with her band down in the basement, and be signing copies of the record afterwards.

You can also catch her at the following shows before she heads back to her home base of Los Angeles:

Saturday March 2nd, Howler, Brunswick
Sunday March 3rd, Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Festival
Saturday March 9th, The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Woodland Hunters – Live In-Store Fri 1st March

Based in Footscray, The Woodland Hunters released their debut EP back in 2015, recorded and produced by Shane O’Mara at Yikesville Studios. The first single ‘If You Want to Wear That Crown’ reached the top 10 (both metro and regional) in the AMRAP Charts for plays on Community Radio Stations nationally. After busily recording in the second half of 2016, The Woodies’ debut LP Let’s Fall Apart was released early in 2017. Summer 2018/2019 saw a busy gigging schedule including appearances on PBS 106.7FM and a successful album launch at the Northcote Social Club. Their third release, The Thoughts Of Chairman Jim, showcases the group’s signature jam-out style that blends psych, Americana, roots, garage and experimental sounds. We are so excited to welcome the boys back to the basement again for a gloriously fuzzed-out lunchtime show! Please check their website thewoodlandhunters.com/ for other gigs.

James Ellis – Live In-Store Friday 22 Feb

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys are one of Melbourne’s best-loved country and honky tonk bands. In 2018, they released their debut record It Ain’t Texas (But It Ain’t Bad), which won ‘Best Country Album’ at The Age Music Victoria Awards. In the same year they also played their first US shows with an appearance at AmericanaFest and other Nashville venues such as Honky Tonk Tuesdays at the Americana Legion Post 82 and the 5 Spot.

Since the start of 2018, the group has also been co-hosting a weekly honky-tonk and western swing residency at the Rooks Return in Fitzroy which has become the go-to regular two-step gig in Melbourne. This show will be a scaled down version of the band.

“James Ellis is at the forefront of the next generation of country music.” – Double J Radio

“James Ellis and the Jealous Guys, a rollicking, rag-tag collection of Melbourne veterans … owes as much to the honkytonk homeliness of Jerry Lee and country classicism of Merle Haggard as it does to anything of a more modernist bent.” – Rhythms magazine

Upcoming gigs:
Saturday 23rd February – Solo at Last Chance Rock ‘n’ Roll Bar (with Alex Garsden and Katie Bates)
Thursday 28th February – Solo at Merri Creek Tavern (supporting Dave Wright)
Saturday 2nd March – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine (with Emma-Bee’s Honky Tonk HQ Two-Step Lesson)
Sunday 3rd March – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Thursday 7th AND Thursday 21st March – The Rooks Return, Fitzroy