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Event Archive - Western and Gypsy Swing night: Petunia and the Vipers, Cabaret Voltaire

Sat. June 10th 2017 White Eagle Polish Hall (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
Tickets at: Lyles Place
Presented by: The Victoria Django Festival
The Victoria Django Society presents two five peice swing bands at one of Victoria's best live music venues.

Petunia & The Vipers thrive on the challenge of adding Latin rhythms to a country blues tune, or gypsy flavouring to a rockabilly standard. Petunia defies convention and yet there is some conservancy to his music. His honest, cut to the heart songwriting and multi-syllabic narratives would leave a lesser singer tongue-tied and breathless. One of the many themes running through Petunia’s lyrics relates to living life on one’s own terms – fearlessly and without regret.

Cabaret Voltaire is composed of Oliver Swain, Adam Dobres, Richard Moody, Reuben Wier and Paul Dowd, five of Victoria's top swing players in one red hot quintet. After forming as a trio, Cabaret Voltaire expended to a five piece for a concert in the fall of 2017 and the experience enthralled the five men so much that they've made time out of their busy touring and work schedules to record their debut album this spring. Come check out the fascinating rhythms and grooves they've working on just before they head into the studio!


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