Sunday 14 January
Central Park, Malvern East
5pm - Elle Young DJ set while you settle in
6pm - Jazz Party
7pm - The Bamboos
An unforgettable night awaits. Grab a picnic rug, feast on tasty bites from Melbourne's most popular food trucks, and settle in for Sunset Sounds, a series of free concerts under the summer night sky.
Eight-piece powerhouse The Bamboos have redefined Australian Soul music with a reputation as harbingers of musical evolution. They have received five ARIA Awards and three APRA Music Award nominations over their seven studio albums and have long been regarded as Australia's best live bans in the country, regardless of genre, and have graced stages at key festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Meredith, Bluesfest, WOMADelaide, Falls Festival, and Homebake.
'I Got Burned', the band's initial collaboration with Tim Rogers in 2012, and the album it came from, 'Medicine Man', saw the band reach new heights and the song was voted #54 in the Triple J Hottest 100. In 2015 Rogers and The Bamboos released the acclaimed 'The Rules Of Attraction' ablum, marking their 15th year as a performing band, a packed out tour and an ARIA Award nomination for 'Best Blues and Roots Album.'
Millions across the world are now familiar with the guitar playing of bandleader Lance Ferguson and the vocals of Kylie Auldist, thanks to them being featured on the global smash single 'This Girl' by Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners. The remix by the French producer of the 2009 track by the Melbourne trio that Ferguson played with at the time, has been a platinum seller and hit #1 in numerous countries around the world. In addition it was also nominated for ‘Song Of The Year’ at the 2016 ARIA Awards.
Jazz Party: somewhere between late nights, flickering neon, blue smoke and dance bursts over a gravely wailing saxophone - think New Orleans processionals meets Twin Peaks. This is Jazz Party. Melbourne’s Monday night secret society led by former saxophonist and songwriter of Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes, Darcy McNulty, and supreme diva and ex-Rackette, Loretta Miller.
“Essentially we are a dirty beatnik rock n’roll band who play jazz and soul music” – Darcy McNulty. After moving to Melbourne himself, Darcy McNulty effortlessly integrated into the world of Melbourne’s live Jazz. Yet, despite being filled with incredible musicians, McNulty identified a strange uniformity within the jazz scene. He saw the need for a spontaneity and recklessness in music, the likes of which had never been explored.
DJ Elle Young
Elle's varied and unique taste in music means her DJ sets will keep your ears pricked and guessing what you'll be dancing to next. Vocalist, performer, radio host and DJ, you may have heard Elle on Monday drive time on PBS FM, where she presents an eclectic mix of global tinged electronica, soul, RnB, and alt pop on her show Headhunters. She is also the lead vocalist in three piece electronic synth/soul outfit Cool Explosions.
Nem n' Nem
Popstic Ice Cream
Hosted and organised by the City of Stonnington