Flooding the stage with happy-go-lucky melodies and dance-able bouncing rhythms played by an all-star band, this is summer music at it’s best!
Led by ARIA-winning bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks), The catholics are one of Sydney’s most-loved jazz super groups.
Their 25 year history has resulted in eight critically acclaimed albums that traverse the globe with influences from African, Eastern and Carribbean music.
Rolling Stone praised the all-star band for its ‘richness, diversity, accessibility, virtuosity, imagination, and inventiveness’, and part of that is the group’s ability to make swinging jazz work over world beat grooves. Comprised of Sydney’s greatest players, The catholics sound like what you’d hope Paul Simon might write after Graceland, or a dream in the heat of the day.
Lloyd Swanton Double Bass
Gary Daley Piano/Accordion
Jeremy Rose Soprano, Tenor Saxophone and Bass Clarinet
James Greening Trombone/ Pocket Trumpet
Fabian Hevia Percussion/Tres
Jon Pearse Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Hamish Stuart Drums
Venue: Foundry 616