Lauren Lucille and Warren Gregory debut & The Twoks
- Date: Thursday, 17 December 2009, 9pm
- Venue: Paris Cat Jazz Club — 6 Goldie Place (off Lonsdale St), Melbourne, VIC
- Series: This event is part of the MJC series
- Tickets: $15/$12
The young Brisbane duo of vocalist Lauren Lucille and pianist Wade Gregory make their Melbourne debut. As the daughter of renowned Brisbane jazz vocalist Sharny Russell, Lucille has a sound grasp of harmony and sophisticated rhythmic sense to add to the natural talents of a powerful voice. As an instrumentalist, she also began composing at an early age, with original works covering genres as diverse as folk, jazz, soul, classical and pop. At 24, she has appeared Internationally at Jazz After Dark in London (2005) and at various Festivals in Queensland.
The Twoks features original compositions by Melbourne-based electric violinist, Xani Kolac. Currently studying for her Masters in Music Performance (Improvisation) at the Victorian College of the Arts, Xani is constantly exploring ways to blend new technology such as electric guitar effects pedals with a traditionally acoustic instrument, as well as merging art and jazz tendencies with indie styles of music. The Twoks includes Stewart Taylor on electric bass and Mark Leahy on drums and together they weave dark, textural landscapes with driving underground beats. The Twoks performed at the 2008 Melbourne International Arts Festival, were winners of the Atlantis Award at the Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival in 2008 and have supported the Andrea Keller quintet. They recently launched their debut album, It Won't End That Way.
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