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HOT POTATO BAND + The Seven Ups at Hotel Gearin8:30PM
Hot Potato Band + The Seven Ups
This will be one big brassy night!
Anything could happen! Known to cause a severe case of happy fever the 11 piece, fresh sounds brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show. After returning from their acclaimed performances at Woodford Folk Festival (2015), Psyfari festival and Caloundra Music Festival, the Hot Potato Band have become one of the most celebrated performing bands in Australia both on and off the stage. Beware, as they make you the centre of their performance… literally!
The bands unique sound comes from the absence of a single drum kit, bass guitar and electrified instruments. Three drummers create synchronised grooves on what would be a deconstructed drum kit. The bass lines are covered by an enormous, lung busting Sousaphone. Two baritone saxophones mimic the part of a rhythm guitar and the bands huge array of horns cover catchy chorus lines and provide a beautiful harmonic cloud for Dylan (the vocalist) to float above.
Blending influences from 1970s Nigerian Afrobeat with the deepest of street Funk, The Seven Ups are the original 7-piece party band out of Melbourne. Expect unrestrained solos by unkempt horns over an unpretentious rhythm section whose only interest is laying it down!
Career highlights for the band so far have included opening for Charles Bradley (USA), The Budos Band (USA), Babylon Circus (FRA) and The Bamboos (AUS), as well as a string of raucous residencies at Melbourne venues, two Australian east coast tours and festival spots at Sydney Road Street Party, Kyneton Music Festival, Bello Winter Festival, Come Together Festival and Folk, Rhythm & Life Festival.
In February 2015, The Seven Ups released their debut, self-titled album on limited edition yellow vinyl. The album was premiered on Wax Poetics (USA), feature album on PBS fm, album of the week in Beat magazine, top 10 on KEXP (USA) and continues to receive airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 6, KEXP (USA), Triple J, and community radio around the country.
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Venue: HOTEL GEARIN
273 Great Western Hwy, Katoomba
Blue Mountains NSW 2780.
*Please note that Hotel Gearin shows are over 18’s only.
Doors Open 8:30pm.
General Admission. Room configuration is a mix of cabaret seating and standing/dancing.
Tickets: $15 presale + b/f online: www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/hot-potato-band-hotel-gearin/90840
OR $20 on the door from 8:30pm (unless sold out)