Lauralee Faith Band + Rusty Pinto
Lauralee Faith Band | 7.30pm
Lauralee Faith, outstanding Perth Vocalist with a deeply soulful voice… brings a unique blend of Soul, Funk, RnB & Blues to the helm…Breathing life into the present while evoking the memories of the great vocalists of the past.. from Bessie Smith & Etta James to Aretha Franklin & Amy Winehouse. With more than a hint of sultry goddess, Lauralee Faith pairs it playfully with an edgy, cheeky side with some of the song choices.Backed by Ben Nicholl’s, a highly accomplished, professional pianist & keyboardist with extensive experience performing with many great acts both here & overseas. He has a passion for soulful, funky music, as does Carmelo Sollazzo, a veritable ‘Da Vinci’ of the drums. An original member of the commercially successful band The Boys, Carmelo now draws from his vast experience, having played in some of Perth’s best bands, demonstrating his exceptional groove and rhythmic control.
Rusty Pinto | 8.45pm
Rusty Pinto has always taken his musical inspiration from the early days of Rockabilly music. Now he has delved deeper, back to the roots of American rhythm and blues.
Playing vintage artists such as Muddy Waters, Elmore and Ike Turner interlaced with R&B versions of his own songs, an evening with Rusty & The Blue Flames is a retrospective journey into the foundations of popular music today.