Sunset Sounds: Emma Donovan and The PutBacks

Emma Donovan and The PutBacks

17 January 2016 - 17 January 2016

Next upcoming date: 6:00 PM - 8:00PM, 17 January 2016

Bring your picnic rug and slow dance moves, Sunset Sounds combines fantastic live music with some of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks.

Emma Donovan and The PutBacks 

Acclaimed Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks come together to bring you an evening of heartfelt songs of soul, with a little twist of country and rock and roll. The music is fluid, live and raw and distinctly Australian.

Emma grew up singing church songs with her maternal grandparents on the North coast of New South Wales. Her first secular gigs were singing in The Donovans, a band comprised of her mother and five uncles. 

Years later, after touring and recording with many of the mainstays of Indigenous music and developing as a solo artist in her own right, Emma met members of The PutBacks, and finally she found a band with the gritty blues soaked tones she had been looking for. She also found, in PutBacks bassist Mick Meagher, a co-writer and collaborator onthe soul songs she had been waiting a lifetime to write and sing. The results are well worth the wait and hopefully, only mark the beginning of this oh-so-right collaboration.

The PutBacks have established themselves as one of the premier funk outfits in Australia. In their career they have opened for The Bamboos, Electric Empire and Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, as well as international funk and soul icons The Menahan Street Band featuring Charles Bradley, and Booker T Jones. In May 2012 The PutBacks were chosen as the support band for the infamous Prince after party at the Hi Fi Bar. 

The PutBacks have collaborated with Emma Donovan and in November 2014 released their debut and critically acclaimed album  
Dawn on HopeStreet Recordings.

Other concerts:

The Audreys
Sunday 10 January, 6pm 
Victoria Gardens, Prahran

Dave Graney and The mistLY
Sunday 24 January, 6pm
Malvern Gardens, Malvern

Win your own summer wheels
thanks to Reid Cycles

Reid Cycles

Sunset Sounds is all about enjoying the best that summer has to offer. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Reid Cycles to give away one of their awesome Vintage Bikes at every concert. 

To enter, snap your best shot at a Sunset Sounds concert before interval, tag What’s On Stonnington and Reid Cycles and use the hashtag #sunsetsounds. The winner will be selected at the end of each concert. 

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Sunset Sounds is proudly supported by 

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Hosted and organised by the City of Stonnington

Event Details

Central Park, Burke Road, Malvern East VIC

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8290 1333


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