A HOT night is forecast this Australia Day Eve (WED 25 JAN) as the richest man in the world, MR EUGENE HAMILTON and his star-studded band “THE MONEY”, hit the MEMO stage!
Considered “one of the unheralded greats of the Melbourne music scene”, Eugene Hamilton and The Money bring a brand new shine to the best old songs. They’re covers, but not as you know them. The Money’s enthralling high energy performances get the audience off their feet as Eugene weaves his magic through the genre’s, into an electric, countrified, Latin soul joyride.
From Motown to Memphis Soul to Funk to Nashville to Hip Hop to Vegas style Big Band Swing to Latin Fusion to Swinging London Boogaloo. All threaded together coherently into a thick, lush, shag pile carpet. With nods along the way to Dave Brubeck. Bobby Darrin. The Stones. Iggy Pop. Peggy Lee. Chrissie Amphlett. Beyonce, Serge Gainsbourg, Bob Dylan, Santana, Bob Marley, Steely Dan, Elvis, Sinatra and more.
It’s fun, it’s funky and it’s guaranteed to leave you sweaty and begging for more!
The band are:
Dave Bowers (as Eugene Hamilton) (Vocals)
Shane Ryall (Guitar)
John McAll (Keys)
Chris Paraha (Bass Guitar)
Haydn Meggitt (Drums)
Tibor Gyapjas (Trumpet)