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The catholics


The catholics

  • Date: Friday, 21 April 2017, 8:30pm
  • Venue: Foundry616 — 616 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW
  • Tickets: General: $21.50 | Concession: $16.50 | Dinner and show: $52.50 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9211 9442

Event Details

Returning to Foundry616 for their first performance this year, The catholics bring their distinctive contemporary sound to fans old and new.

“It is their virtuosity, imagination and the inventiveness of Lloyd Swanton’s writing which makes this music so successful … no written description can do justice to this music.” Rolling Stone

Led by outstanding bass player Lloyd Swanton, The catholics is a star-studded jazz ensemble with over 25 years at the forefront of Australian music. Their unique formula of tough jazz blowing over scintillating world beat grooves never fails to delight their fans.
Throughout The catholics’ beautifully crafted and instantly accessible pieces runs a strong, seductive dance strain found in the band’s various African, Caribbean, Latin and Eastern influences.Since releasing the stunning 2013 studio album, Yonder, their first recording to feature new member Gary Daley, on piano accordion, the band has celebrated exciting new sonic directions, while staying true to the much-loved and acclaimed music the septet is renowned for. Gary’s rich tones on the accordion add fresh dimensions so new and long-time listeners alike will be drawn in.

Reviewing the catholics’ performance at Foundry616 in December 2016, John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald) stated:

“More telling than any individual performance was the abiding sense of the band having a collective heart as big as a house. And it was this heart that was having the dialogue with the audience”. FULL REVIEW HERE

So whether you are a long term fan or new to this supergroup, come along and enjoy the joyous celebration of stories and music that these seven musicians irresistibly convey from the stage.

Lloyd Swanton (bass)
*Sandy Evans (saxes) – *Please note Matt Keegan will be performing tonight
James Greening (trombone, pocket trumpet)
Jonathan Pease (guitar)
Gary Daley (piano accordion)
Hamish Stuart (drums)
Fabian Hevia (percussion)

General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $16.50 incl booking fee
+ Dinner/Show options

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9211 9442 or by email to foundry616@gmail.com

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