The Tonalists, Icecream Hands


7:30 pmSaturday, 22 October 2022


Hotel Westwood

28 Napier Street Footscray

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The Tonalists are a Soul Blues trio from Melbourne, featuring Hammond Organ, Guitar, Lap Steel and Piano over swamp boogie meets Memphis soul rhythms. The line up includes Mick Coll on keyboards and vocals, Jason Kain on guitars, Nigel Wright on drums and vocals, with Mick and Jason sharing bass duties on their respective instruments.

The Tonalists sound is faithful to their retro roots in tone and rhythm, while creatively interpreting the arrangements to fit their trio format across a varied reportoire of vocals and intrumentals. Their ever changing setlist is an celebration of blues in many of its forms, including great tunes by the likes of Lou Donaldson, Leon Russell, Gill Scott-Heron, Billy Preston to name a few, plus a growing list of originals inspired by such masters. Formed in 2019, The Tonalists roots go back to the 1990’s when Mick, Jason and Nigel played together in Long Black Limousine, establishing a solid reference point in New Orleans style funk and instrumental soul, from which to now wander into the swampy mists of “soul blues, with a touch of psychadelia…”


Power pop-rock legends Icecream Hands are heading out west to play a very special gig at Hotel Westwood on Saturday 22nd October 2022, supported by special guests Georgia State Line.

Still basking the glowing reception of their seventh LP ‘No Weapon But Love’, they will be cruising down Footscray Road for an evening of hits from their acclaimed new album as well their ARIA nominated back catalogue spanning nearly 30 years.

Forming in Melbourne in 1992, Icecream Hands – band members Charles Jenkins (guitar, vocals), Douglas Lee Robertson (bass, vocals), Derek G Smiley (drums, vocals) and Marcus Goodwin (guitar, vocals) – are master craftsmen, with a knack for delivering harmony drenched, guitar driven melodic rock.

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    Hotel Westwood

    28 Napier Street Footscray