Trevor Jalla + Milford Street Shakers
Trevor Jalla | 7.30pm
Blues, gospel, funk, folk and soul ‐ music that speaks from the heart, to the heart. These are the styles Trevor grew up on, raised in a musical family and taught piano by his mother at the age of 5. He picked up the guitar at 8, and since then has grown to love the guitar sounds of BB King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Jimmie Vaughan and so many more. A true talent with a voice as smooth as honey ‐ an opening act worthy of a full house!
Milford Street Shakers | 8.15pm
Showstopping entertainment from the glory days of soul
‘The Milford Street Shakers are a sassy soul salvation to the COVID blues.’
Let the good times roll with the Milford Street Shakers, Western Australia’s spectacular 11-piece soul band.
These charismatic cats live and breathe the 1960s, when big bands ruled the dance halls and gospel, rhythm and blues and jazz music converged to inspire some of the most soulful tunes of all time.
‘An 11-piece band is not just a trio playing in the corner, it’s a whole wall of sound.’
Frontwoman Ayla Woodland and her world-class band deliver epic renditions of beloved soul and Motown classics that make it impossible to stand still. The band will feature Dominic D’Leno on drums, Imogen Thomson on percussion, Andy Jarvis on guitar, Austin Salisbury on keyboards, James Vinciullo on bass, Robert Bresland on trumpet, Mark Sprogowski on tenor sax, Roera Mako and Taonga Thomson-Lawrence on backing vocals.
Elegant like Mad Men, exuberant like Palm Springs and with trademark camaraderie, the Milford Street Shakers never miss a beat, pumping out hit after hit with stunning vocals, pulsating rhythms and howling horns.
‘From the moment the band members walk onto the stage, you know you’re in for a good time. They are cool, charismatic and play with high energy and joy. In fact, it’s hard to say who is having more fun – the band or audience?’
Make no mistake, this isn’t background music – it’s get-up-and-dance music.
‘Wow! These guys are a bunch of crazy talented and entertaining musicians. The enjoyment they find in the making of music is contagious.’