The Pearly Shells - Big Band CD Launch
With a wealth of performance experience and six albums to their name, The Pearly Shells have gained a reputation as one of Melbourne's premier jazz, swing and RnB bands and have been described as a sweet combination of Count Basie, Ray Charles, John Lee hooker and Jackie Brenston.
With a classic look and sound reminiscent of the golden age of jazz, The Pearly Shells have truly returned to their RnB roots and refined their signature swinging sound on their latest release Belmar Sessions.
Belmar Sessions came to fruition the only way true jazz and swing should - the old fashioned way. Recorded to reel, with an upright piano on a wooden floor, playing live and loose in close quarters and with minimal digital interference, The Pearly Shell's latest release sounds as nostalgic as it looks.
"A smooth and sophisticated affair that really swings." - The Age
"Bassist and vocalist Steve Purcell makes invigorating, swinging and witty music." - The Age
Written and performed with conviction and passion, Belmar Sessions is truly a must-have album for fans of authentic jazz and swing.
Show from 7PM
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