Frock will perform material from their soon-to-be launched 8th CD The Vitamix, as well as repertoire from recent recordings.
Frock has created a unique place on the fertile Australian musical landscape. A band that continues to defy categorisation despite jazz, world, pop and funk influences, Frock thrives on two strong ingredients that give it such a bold Australian flavour: a deep level of commitment to the concept of Ensemble in performance, and a distinctive compositional voice that explores the many facets of Frock's unique instrumentation.
The band's identity is reinforced by a telepathic rapport, honed over sixteen years of regular performances, tours and sessions. Frock's collaboration has been further fuelled by the members' love of good food, and this aesthetic, sensual thread runs through everything the ensemble does. Their sheer love of sound is concentrated through a dynamic and diverse line-up: Craig Beard on Vibraphone, Anthony Shultz on Accordion/Piano, Adam Starr on Guitar, Danny Fischer on Drums/Percussion and Jonathan Zion on Double Bass, as well as wordless vocals. This instrumental amalgam creates multiple sonic worlds and an orchestral blend that continues to surprise and amaze audiences world-wide - Frock certainly transcends the perceptual boundaries of what is commonly expected of a contemporary quintet.
The Genie is what happens when Ollie McGill, Ryan Monro and Will Hull-Brown get in one room when they’re not busy being three-sixths of the line-up of The Cat Empire. They return to Bennetts Lane to launch their new album Two, which will be available on the night. The album is a handful of Hammond-led compositions penned furiously by McGill in the days leading up to the recording. A much rawer and sparser outing than their debut album Here Come the Scissors, Two was recorded live to eight tracks of warm, temperamental, idiosyncratic analogue tape over the space of two days.
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