Getting a drummer, bassist, guitarist, vocalist and violinist in the same place at the same time is always tricky…But at least we’re now all on the same page (sorry that’s a really poor joke, but I couldn’t resist!)
I am really lucky to have found some great musicians to record with. So I thought I’d introduce them to you now just to give you sniff of what we’re cookin’ with:
Heather Stewart is a singer, violinist, banjo-mandolinist and violist dedicated to playing old style jazz, blues, cajun, folk, and original music.
Heather will be playing some mean fiddle and adding her sumptuous vocals to the mix. More at:
Leigh Barker is a bassist, composer and band leader. In high demand as a grooving side-man, Leigh also fronts The New Sheiks who play a mix of traditional repertoire and new Australian music.
Find out more at: www.leighbarker.com
Drawing inspiration from guitarists like Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Chet Atkins, Doc Watson and Ry Cooder, Sam Lemann has developed his own tasty, swinging style that sees him in great demand by singers, songwriters and bandleaders of many styles.
Based in Melbourne, Sam co-leads a band with vocalist Hetty Kate. The Irwell Street String Band have recently released their 2nd CD “1160pm”.
Find out more here:
Drummer Sam Young is originally from Canberra and now resides in Melbourne, where he is an essential part of The New Sheiks among other local ensembles. He also leads his own Quintet SYQ.
Hear Sam at: www.myspace.com/samyoungdrums