Sweethearts, Shaky Stills (arvo)


2:30 pmSunday, 21 November 2021


Hotel Westwood

28 Napier Street Footscray

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Sweethearts revive and enliven Soul, Funk & Blues with their trademark Sass that has afforded them return appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne & the Porretta Soul Festival with music legends!

“Sweethearts are keeping the music of soul alive and I feel confident that it’s in great hands” Vivian Sessoms, Vocalist, USA.

Having just returned from their 7th Europe Festival tour, Sweethearts once again showed the world why they are a must see act. What other band commands the attention of music greats including Bernard Purdie, Gil Askey, Maceo Parker & Vivian Sessoms? This time around it was the one and only Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis, former member of the original James Brown Band and co-writer of soul classics including ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud’. He had heard about the talent of Sweethearts so he showed up at one of their sound checks. It only took half a song until he agreed to jump up and perform his original Cold Sweat with the band.

“The Sweethearts once again provided the best entertainment of the whole weekend at the Porretta Soul Festival.” Tony Rounce, Ace records, UK

Such is the talent and drawing power of this unique band. For 30 years Sweethearts have delivered explosive energy with their exuberant live shows. Comprising up to 30 members, this all female soul band continue to develop young female musicians on some of the worlds best stages. Performing a mix of classic soul covers and dynamic originals Sweethearts are sure to get you moving.

Bernard Purdie loves Sweethearts so much that in 2018 he returned to Australia for the first time in over 20 years specifically to perform with the band again.

“There is nothing like this band in the world. These girls need to be heard.” Bernard Purdie, Drumming legend, USA.

Experience Sweethearts for yourself and see why artists/music lovers around the world are talking about this band.


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    Hotel Westwood

    28 Napier Street Footscray