Jazz In July presents: The Pearly Shells
THE PEARLY SHELLS
Over more than 10 years, The Pearly Shells have gained a reputation as Melbourne’s premier Jazz/Swing/RnB band with a classic style and look remminesent of the Golden Age of Ellington, Basie ,Goodman and Brother Ray.
Famous for their Swingin’ back beat sound and Hollywood style, luminesent clam-shell stands, The Pearlys have been providing atmosphereic sound tracks and irrestible dance grooves in bars, clubs, festivals and dancehalls as well as at parties, receptions and other doos uncountable.
With their enormous repitore and variety of band sizes , The Pearly Shells pride themselves on striking the right tone for any musical situation.
"Sensuous and cinematic, a kind of bluesy swing with a smokey noir vibe" MELBOURNE TIMES
"Reminiscent of Ellington.....a smooth and sophisticated affair (that) really swings" AGE GOODWEEKEND
"Very Hollywood, very sophisticated, very swish.....Timeless dance music" RHYTHMS MAGAZINE
"The Pearly Shells update swing with modern production values and more minimal horn arrangements, unlike the brash brassy sounds of classic swing....more in common with the elegance of Ellington" MELBOURNE TIMES
This sassy dame is known to serve up her old lace with a sprinkling of arcenic. Betty blood is the slightly twisted girl next door who frequently shimmys across melbourne burlesque stages teasing audiences with her unique brand of vaudevillian mischief. With a background in theatre, performance art, and many styles of dance (from balroom to go-go), Betty's unique brand of neo-burlesque blends her variety of sensuous talents and love of vintage kitsch with odd ball antics and black comedy.
Red Bennies offers a unique experience to your traditional seated show.
Short and sweet acts appear throughout the evening, complimenting the drinking hour and breaking up your club experience. Show structures and interval times may vary. Ticket price listed is for standing room only unless otherwise specified. Limited seating is available, please contact Red Bennies on 03 9826 2689 for all group, booth and seated bookings.
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to upgrade your tickets to a table or booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689