Saskwatch & Jess Harlen
Red Bennies & HoolaHoop present:
"Look Out For Saskwatch! I ain’t talking about Bigfoot foooool, I’m talking about a local funk group that has come out with and great sound that will make your shoes melt and your hot pants get tighter!" - Chris Gill, Northside Records
Saskwatch is a nine-piece collective of young Melbourne musicians playing original Soul and Funk.
In the name of Aretha, Hendrix, Curtis, JB, Stevie and Marvin; Saskwatch wield their unique brand of superheavy soul music that makes it impossible for you to keep still. With raw grooves, organ, horns and wild break-beat throw downs, they resurrect an atmosphere found somewhere in the late 60s and early 70s; yet keep it fresh with original compositions and hip takes on old favorites.
Melbourne-based soul artist Jess Harlen debuts the breakthrough single from her anticipated full length album Neon Heartache, the initial release from the freshly launched Plethora Records. Titled "Watch The Water", the song is the first sample of music from the heralded musical collaboration between Harlen (named 'Best Unsigned Artist' at the 2007 Urban Music Awards) and 2008 ARIA Nominee and 2009 Mercury Prize Winner (for his work with Speech Debelle) Plutonic Lab.
Produced by Plutonic Lab, Neon Heartache showcases the incredible musical talent Harlen has been harnessing for years - touring the globe with roots giants Blue King Brown as well as guesting on Muph & Plutonic's acclaimed 2008 album, ...And Then Tomorrow Came.
Support from DJs Mike Gurrieri, Doc Mustard and the Black Caesar Djs Mr Lob & Obliveus!
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689