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Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings Australian Tour 2013 – Peats Ridge Sideshows

Written by Mike Hohnen on October 11, 2012

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.

Tix: http://www.peatsridgefestival.oztix.com.au

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

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