Soul and funk devotee Sharon Jones has announced a series of headlining shows around Australia with her 10-piece strong backing band The Dap-Kings while in town for Peats Ridge Festival.
A combination of gospel, soul and funk, Sharon Jones’ quality as a singer has been compared to the likes of Tina Turner, Mavis Staples, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin . However, rather than being just one, Jones manages to incorporate elements of each to create her own totally unique sound. The dynamic frontwoman’s voice has never been stronger, giving Australia the pleasure of witnessing the songstress at her best yet.
Though there is some stiff competition out there, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings have been crowned the greatest and most electrifying super soul revue you can find these days. Bringing their New York level coolness Down Under, the outfit will be seeing in the new year at Peats Ridge Festival, and now to the delight of fans, they will also be touring throughout the country with a selection of special guests.
The last release from the band took the form of 2009’s I Learned the Hard Way. It is the fourth in a line of highly credible and critically acclaimed releases at the hands of the group, who will be picking and choosing from their back catalogue to make this tour as memorable for fans as possible.
Monday, 31 December
Peats Ridge Festival, Glenworth Valley NSW
plus John Butler Trio, Black Seeds, The Herd & zillions more acts.
Tuesday, 1 January
5th Annual New Years Day Concert
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
plus special guests Los Coronas (Spain), Sunshine Brothers, Cosmo Gets, Paul Gamblin
Tix: http://www.heatseeker.com.au Mills, 78s, Planet, Star, Fremantle Arts Centre Box Office
Wednesday, 2 January
Clancy’s, Dunsborough, WA
plus super special guests
Tix: http://www.heatseeker.com.au Mills, 78s, Planet, Star, Clancys Dunsborough
Friday, 4 January
Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney NSW
General Public Tickets on sale 9am, Friday 12 October
Tix: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/music or phone 02 9250 7777
Sunday, 6th January
MOSSVALE PARK ‘Summer of Soul’
Mossvale Park, Strzelecki Highway, South Gippsland
Tix and enquiries: http://www.lyrebirdartscouncil.com.au
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Plus very special guests
Tix: Corner Box Office (57 Swan St Richmond 10-8 Mon-Sat), phone bookings on 03 9427 9198 http://www.cornerhotel.com