Start Time: 8pm
Venue: The Bain Marie
THE ROYAL JELLIES
This rabble snaps a hyper-coloured homage to the polyphonic sounds of an era when jazz was king. Modern Melbourne meets New Orleans old school in The Royal Jellies. Frontline horns duke-it-out while the rhythm section cooks up raucous grooves in a neo-vintage stew of pop hooks, trad jazz and straight-up songwriting. Currently touring their new debut album “Burrows St. Poolside”, this consummate eight-piece band delivers a sound that is brash, brassy and infectious; modern-dapper songs textured with horns, Hammond, banjo and stride piano.
QUARRY MOUNTAIN DEAD RATS
Taking it back to a simpler time, where the pickin’ was fast and the banjo was king, this five-piece bring their raw & gritty version of bluegrass kicking and hollering into the modern day. Quarry Mountain Dead Rats establish an ‘old mate’ affinity with their audiences while delivering a kick-you-in-the-face live show, setting the tone for a sing along, drink along, foot-stomping good time. QMDR’s instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, double bass and washboard fits the bluegrass mold, but the influence of old- time mountain-music combined with rock‘n’roll sensibilities, give way to something altogether different. Revellers are no doubt drawn to QMDR’s humour and anything goes attitude, but what stands out is their ability to tear into their songs with an intensity that’s rare for an acoustic band.