The Tonalists [basement] Skunkhour, Fait Accompli [Gershwin room]


7:30 pmSunday, 18 September 2022


Esplanade Hotel

11 The Esplanade, St Kilda

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The Tonalists are a 3 piece outfit from Melbourne, playing a soul blues inspired repertoire, inventively morphed to fit their line up of Hammond organ, pianos, guitar, lap steel, vocals and drums.

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Featuring Mick Coll on Hammond and pianos, Jason Kain on guitar and lap steel, Nigel Wright on drums and percussion, their sound is retro but with a modern twist, often 'sampling' the originals and looping over the patterns, overlaying 'tone on tone'.

Their setlist includes tunes by Lou Donaldson, Leon Russell, Gill Scott-Heron, Billy Preston to name a few...


Legendary 90’s alt-funk, soul-rock pioneers Skunkhour return for a national tour celebrating the launch of a new four track EP – “Parts of the Sun”...their first studio recording in 20 years.

The band tore onto the Australian music scene in the early 90’s developing a compelling and truly unique sound. Going on to release a string of acclaimed singles and albums they became Triple J and festival mainstays, earning a cult like following on the back of their dynamic and infectious live performances.

“Skunkhour were before and after their time. They were bright bold and fucking beautiful.” Adam Zammit - former CEO Big Day Out, Publisher- the Music Network, Brag magazine.

Join these enigmatic Oz music trail blazers live as they lay down much loved killer classics and fire up eagerly anticipated new material.

With Special Guests Fait Accompli

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