JILL BARBER AND RAY BEADLE JOIN MUSICAL FORCES TO ‘COME OUT SWINGING’!
Despite coming from different parts of the globe, Australian blues/guitar maestro Ray Beadle
and sultry Canadian chanteuse Jill Barber are united by a shared love of jazz classics. So
much so, that the duo will showcase their “jazz chops” for a series of live shows down the East
Coast of Australia this October and early November, for the ‘Come Out Swinging’ tour.
Ray Beadle & The Hightones will showcase the west coast jump blues style of America in the
50s & 60s, paying homage to artists such as Hollywood Fats, Junior Watson, Kid Ramos,
Lynwood Slim, Igor Prado, Alex Schultz and Little Charlie Baty. These acts have kept this style
alive and well around the world over the years, and to this day, audiences can still relate to
the infectious rhythm of jump – a smooth mix of blues jazz and swing. Ray Beadle & The
Hightones have promised audiences on this tour – they’ll ‘come out swinging’!
If you believe they don’t write songs like they used to, there is new hope for old romantics.
Extraordinary Canadian vocalist Jill Barber picks up the torch where the golden age of music
left off. Taking a giant step forward from the typical confines of the singer-songwriter, Barber
creates songs that strongly evoke – and could themselves become classics. Inspired by the
great ladies of song like Ella Fitzgerald and Edith Piaf, Barber’s latest album ‘Mischievous
Moon’ marks a turning point in her career, exploring the themes of love and romance.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experiences two of the world finest musicians performing
live together, as the ‘Come Out Swinging Tour’ winds from Brisbane down to Melbourne,
culminating in the grand finale at Melbourne’s finest jazz club, Bennett’s Lane.
Ray Beadle & The Hightones /Jill Barber (Canada) Australian Tour 2012
Thursday 18th October 2012: Brisbane Jazz Club – Brisbane (QLD)
Ph: 07 3391 2006 or www.brisbanejazzclub.com.au
Friday 19th October 2012: Woombye Pub – Sunshine Coast (QLD)
Ph: 07 5442 1155
Saturday 20th October 2012: Burleigh Underground Drummers – Gold Coast (QLD)
Ph: 1300 762 545 or www.oztix.com.au
Wednesday 24th October 2012: The Clarendon Guesthouse – Katoomba (NSW)
Ph: 02 4782 1322 or www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au
Thursday 25th October 2012: The Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW)
Ph: 02 9544 3844 or www.brassmonkey.com.au
Friday 26th October 2012: The Heritage Hotel – Bulli (NSW)
Ph: 02 4284 5884 or www.heritagehotel.com.au
Wednesday 31st October 2012: The Basement – Sydney (NSW)
Ph: 02 9251 2797 or www.thebasement.com.au
Thursday 1st November 2012: The Abbey – Canberra (ACT)
Ph: 02 6230 2905 www.theabbey.com.au
Friday 2nd November 2012: Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club – Melbourne (VIC)
(2 shows) Ph: 03 9663 2856 or www.bennettslane.com