Grayson, Sherlock & Fischer
Saturday 21 May at 8.00 pm
Long time collaborators Ben Grayson (Hammond organ) and James Sherlock (guitar) are joined by special guest Danny Fischer (drums). Playing material from their 2016 release ‘Wolf & Hound’ as well as new material and standards from the Hammond trio songbook. The trio explores openness and receptivity within the bass-less ensemble format. Ben Grayson is no stranger to the organ, or to the Australian musical landscape. His work with Aussie funk pioneers The Bamboos is widely recognised and has toured with US folk icon Martha Wainwright and New York local Bilal. Danny Fischer (filling in for original member, Daniel Farrugia (pictured)) is a drummer’s drummer, and has covered a diverse variety of musical styles after returning here from New York. James Sherlock is widely respected, having performed and recorded with Dale Barlow, Bernie McGann, Barney McAll and Allan Browne, as well as with visiting artists Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jon Riley, Cyrille Aimee and Sheila Jordan.
Support set by Brennan Hamilton-Smith Trio, a group that explores the music of Australian icons such as Bernie McGann and Dale Barlow, as well as jazz classics. The Trio has a focus on group interaction, and forging a distinct identity. Brennan Hamilton-Smith (tenor sax), Paddy Fitzgerald (bass) and Miles Henry (drums).
Bella Union, Level 1, Trades Hall, corner of Lygon & Victoria Streets, Carlton (entry off Lygon Street)
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