John Maddox, the bass/kazoo player of a hundred bands. He's played a dozen times at Colbourne Ave, he must have spent hundreds of hours busking on King St, and he's played all over Sydney, Australia and the world with Mr Bamboo, Bellyache Ben, Charlie and the Maddox Factory, Djangoholix, Glitch Jukebox, and so many more. But until now he has never recorded under his own name. Come and hear the genius, the inspiration, the amazing, the brilliant, the eccentric, the maestro [i found those words by searching the web for john maddox bass] John Maddox.
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joining him will be one of his most long-term bands, Nadya's 101 Candles Orchestra. Nadya Golski has led this unique gypsy/jazz/pacific/klezmer band to success throughout Australia and Europe. Regularly filling the fabulous room at Qirkz, this will be their first appearance at Colbourne Ave.
ps check out this Eastside playlist for a few of John's influences
ULTRAFOX EAST COAST TOUR AUGUST 2012
From the musical melting pot of Melbourne comes ULTRAFOX, a three piece combination of musicians that draw their inspiration from the music of Django Reinhardt , among others, and present their music with the spirit , knowledge and experience that is the touchstone of its creation.
Formed over 3 years ago, ULTRAFOX features the sparkling acoustic guitar playing of Peter Baylor and Jon Delaney ,underpinned by the solid swing of Kane Borlase on double bass. The Band presents tunes and songs that have been overlooked by the standard performance repertoire and add their own twist to arrangements of familiar tunes as well as a host of originals. They deliver all this with the driving, muscular acoustic guitar technique of the gypsy swing style .Listeners to the band will be treated to an exciting musical journey with a very swinging dynamic sound.
Well known to Australian and international audiences for his playingand singing in a wide variety of styles such as Western swing, Rockabilly and various jazz styles, Peter Baylor has played professionally since 1980. Some of the bands he has played in include The Dancehall Racketeers,Blue Drag, The Baylor Brothers, Mic Conways Whoopee band, Sweet Atmosphere, The Stringbusters, The Starliners , Doug Parkinson to name but a few in his long career. He has toured overseas to Japan, The United States and Europe on several occasions and has shared the stage and supported international acts such as Bob Dylan, The Stray cats, Robert Plant, Dale Watson, Ronnie Dawson, Mike Compton,Lulo Reinhardt, Wayne Hancock, Deke Dickerson, Flaco Jimenez , Dan Crary and Rosie Flores.
Jon Delany is fast emerging as one of the more gifted and robust guitar players on the Australian scene. A VCA graduate Jon has taken to the gypsy style of playing like he was born for it. He has played extensively throughout Europe and Canada , and in 2011 undertook studies with the great gypsy jazz stylist Fapy Lefertin. His guitar work can also be heard in contemporyjazz combo’s in Melbourne as well as “La mavaise Reputation”that plays French chanson as well as gypsy swing among other contempory jazz .
Kane Borlase is in demand for his swinging bass playing and has has a strong track record with some of Melbourne’s best jazz and roots based bands such as Duck musique, Ken Shroeder trio and The Brunswick blue shooters.
The band have a new cd out “ Chasing Shadows” recorded with some of Australia’s finest jazz Musicians including Michael Mcquaid on saxophone and Clarinet, Peter’s brother Andy Baylor on violin, and Julie O’Hara on Vocals. It will be available at the gigs. “ Beautifully crafted….Unless some other band comes up with something really out of the box this would be my choice for the winning Australian jazz record of 2012” Jane La scala jazz lines www.jazzramble.com
Gadjo Guitars, the gypsy jazz trio featuring Nigel Date, Jose Zarb from Marsala and Cameron Jones all playing Django-style guitar will for this concert also include special guests Daniel Weltlinger (violin) and John Maddox (acoustic bass). "Gadjo" is a word gypsies have for non-gypsies, and these three guitarists don't have a drop of gypsy blood in their veins - but their hearts are with Django Reinhardt, the famous French gypsy who, despite having two paralysed fingers on his left hand, developed the most original and virtuostic guitar style in the history of jazz.
Nigel Date (guitar), Daniel Weltlinger (violin), Stan Valacos (double bass), Tim Bradley (drums)
This sophisticated jazz ensemble is well known for its swinging renditions of the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli of the ‘Quintette du Hot Club de France’.
Come along and settle in on one of our lounges for what will be a fabulous night of ‘Gypsy Jazz’, and your last chance to see Daniel play before he leaves to tour the world with Lulo Reinhardt.
cnr Colbourne Ave and St Johns Road, Glebe ( google map )
Thursdays from 8pm
anything you like - dinner, snacks, beverages, friends (glasses provided).
$20 / $10 concession for all concerts
Comfortable lounges, candlelight, all ages welcome.
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