Wednesday 18 October
8.30pm – 11pm
Bar 303 – 303 High St, Northcote
Electric quartet Beeforchicken was formed in 2011 as a vehicle to showcase Julien Wilson’s original compositions. Since then they have been performing regularly in Melbourne, developing new material and refining the group’s powerful, unified, interactive style.
The quartet focuses almost exclusively on Wilson’s originals. While the lyrical inclinations are still present, this group provides an outlet for the more explosive, primal side of his musical personality. The inspiration for a return to the quartet format comes from the flexibility and drive of Hugh Harvey’s astoundingly musical drumming, while Craig Fermanis’ blues-drenched, rock-singed, take-no-prisoners guitar work fits Wilson’s music like a well-worn glove. Add to this the virtuosic beauty and creativity of Chris Hale’s 6 string electric bass playing and we have a relatively new band that sounds well seasoned.
‘[Julien Wilson] can create an air of majesty with a bold upward sweep on his tenor, or sustain a single, barely-perceptible note with the focus of a Zen monk’ – The Age
Julien Wilson – Tenor Sax
Craig Fermanis – Electric Guitar
Chris Hale – Electric Bass