April Amnesty 2023


April Amnesty 2023



The Tonalists (arvo) The Hornstars (evening)


2:30 pm-11:45 pmSunday, 5 March


Esplanade Hotel

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda

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Soul Blues Hammond combo The Tonalists debut at The Espy's Sunday Blues, with new repertoire featuring howling Hammond, sliding lap steel and pounding piano over swamp boogie meets Memphis soul rhythms from Mick, Jason and Nigel. This show includes special guest Tom Williams on Trombone.


There are many words that could be used to describe Melbourne band The Hornstars. Funky. Danceable. Loud. Quirky (have you seen that video?). But above all else, the Hornstars are all about fun, and their primary mission is to show their audience a funky good time. 

The Hornstars sound is big, brassy and hard to pigeonhole. The lineup featuring Clancy Cullen (vocals), Daniel Bardan (trumpet), Bruce Cousins (trombone), Russell B Myers (tenor sax), Joey Mount (drums), Mike Holloway (bass), Peter Bonett (keys), Gareth Durant (guitar) and Eric Morand (alto sax and percussion) bring a wide range of influences to the mix. Jazz, soul reggae - it may not all be funk as we know it, but it is definitely funky. 

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