From Henry Manetta

Dear Tripsters….


HENRY MANETTA AND THE ADAM RUDEGEAIR TRIO
FRIDAY JANUARY 13TH
PARIS CAT JAZZ CLUB
6 GOLDIE PLACE, MELBOURNE, CITY
9:30PM
BOOKINGS: www.pariscat.com.au
Searing blues/jazz vocalist Henry Manetta returns to The Paris Cat, with the Adam Rudegeair Trio.
Back To The Cat featuring a slew of original compositions and some special gems written by Wendy Saddington, Gil Scott-Heron, Laura Nyro and Leonard Cohen. Special featurette a remake of Patrick O’Grady’s ‘Harum Scarum’ from the album ‘Shiver.’
“They came in tall ships, sails like ballerinas on heat, there was once no street so to speak, blueberries of love to become strange fruit in another space.” (Monkesque Part One}
Genre – Jazz/Blues/Soul
Performance Room – Basement

Dear Tripsters…

Adam Rudegeair’s Bayou Tapestry
Thursday April 21st at 9pm
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club
25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne

www.bennettslane.com

Pianist and composer Adam Rudegeair’s 2011 release Bayou Tapestry is a concept record, rooted in the primordial fonk of New Orleans and filtered through a 21st century jazz lens. The material from that album has now been resurrected (a la the classic Haitian zombi) as a band project.

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Henry Manetta and Adam Rudegeair Trio

Dear Tripsters….

COMING DOWN TO PLANET PARIS CAT…..
HENRY MANETTA AND THE ADAM RUDEGEAIR TRIO
FRIDAY APRIL 8TH
PARIS CAT JAZZ CLUB
6 GOLDIE PLACE, CITY
9:30pm

BOOKINGS: www.pariscat.com.au

From the black-as-pitch, soul-in-a-ditch, trailer hitch trash it dash from the ash…
Giving an unholy sermon, spreading like vermin, determined to hip you to a new story, release you from pop purgatory,
Stoking the fires of dissent, but don’t repent, soon you’ll see these flames as Heaven sent.
Wade in the water and get cleansed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1035503379877965/

Royal Funk in Abbotsford

Dear Tripsters,
Two and Four Music Presents
Royal Funk Festival : Summer Edition
Sunday December 6th
Shadow Electric
Sacred Heart Courtyard
1 St Heliers St. Abbotsford, Melbourne
5pm – 11pm
shadowelectric.com.au   (03)9417 4321

The first Royal Funk event happened in June, in celebration of Prince’s birthday. It was intended as a one-off, but the audience and performers had such a blast that we’ve decided to do it again!
This time we’re at Shadow Electric in Abbotsford for ‘Royal Funk Festival: Summer Edition’ and we’ve invited more friends! Mondegreen and Cocoa Noire will join house band Lake Minnetonka (featuring Adam Rudegeair) in bringing the live funk, while DJs Chelsea Wilson and MzRizk will take us back to that 80s sound we know and love.
Guest vocalists joining Lake Minnetonka on the night include Allysha Joy, Chelsea Wilson and Henry Manetta, with more surprises to come!
Doors open at 5pm, and the live funk kicks off from 6, so assemble your posse, wear your brightest 80s gear, and dance the dance electric!

From Gustavo

Just spreading the news about this gig.
Contemporary & Latin jazz. Come down and join us in an interesting and colourful musical contrast of these eclectic trio. The perfect music for a winter night in Melbourne: Adam Rudegeair keyboard, Mike Matthews bass and Gustavo Moreno on drums.

http://www.vamos.net.au/event/jazzur-latin-jazz-and-funk/

Where ??
“VAMOS” kitchen – music. 1st floor, 37 Little Bourke street. Melbourne CBD 3000

When ??
27th June 9pm

Gustavo

Standing Tall – with Adam Rudegair

Hello again, friends of “Standing Tall”

We have more exciting news.
At our gig at Dizzy’s Jazz Club on November 5th, we will be joined at the piano by one of the most exciting young piano players in Melbourne at the moment, Mr Adam Rudegeair.
This will be a great night of music so don’t forget to book a table.
Dizzy’s is at 381 Burnley St, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone:(03) 9428 1233
I’m looking forward to seeing you there.
Stan

The Gold Street Gossip Shop and Lizard Lounge Memoirs, Chapter 47…

The Leinster can be a strange place, populated as it occasionally is with hirsute gentlefolk whose IQ almost precisely matches the number of their teeth missing. They and their boyfriends have, of late, become  inured (or inebriated) to the Sunday Arvo incursion of comedians calling themselves musicians, or is it the other way round, you can never be sure.

So it was that this week’s bossa bungling, blues bashing and jazz mangling began. Not a huge crowd, but a quality afternoon of  music. The Captain got quite excited at the prospect of Stuart (saxaphone) and his oppo on Trombone dropping in for a red hot go, and so he should. They definitely lifted the standard. Props to Andrew Putnam for some fine drumming all afternoon.

Highlight No 1 A young girl, assisted by her father to the piano, got up to play – nothing special until she decided she would sing My Funny Valentine. Didn’t know what key, and it is a song whose form could lead anyone astray, but she nailed it to the absolute best of her ability, with a band that responded in kind. Aforementioned pater grinning from ear to ear.

Highlight No 2: Young Adam Rudegair, master of ceremonies for the jams for many years, wandered in as he does every five years or so,  sat down and played some great piano.

Highlight No 3: An English lass who was there with about a dozen friends, got persuaded to get up and sing “Summertime”. As is quite traditional, she protested that (a) she didn’t know the song, (b) she didn’t really know how to sing, and (c) she was as nervous as all get out. We explained that this had never stopped anyone before and she duly managed (with some assistance from Captain Chaos) to get through the ordeal, much to the delight of her audience and an enthusiastic band..

Hard to decide which was best. Three performances, each, in their own way, exactly what the jam sessions should be.
TW

HENRY MANETTA AND THE TRIP

new jazz underground presents…
Thursdays in June: Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale St. Melbourne
Free Entry  7:30pm
Special Guests Chelsea Wilson (28th) Davy Simony and Tash Sultana (7th +14th) and more tba
http://horsebazaar.com.au
Ph. 9670 2329Henry Manetta and the Trip will bring their unique funk/soul/jazz fireworks to the Horse Bazaar every Thursday in June. Featuring Adam Rudegeair on piano, Adam Spiegl on bass and James Wingard on drums.

“An impressive range indeed. Like some mystical combination of Tom Waits and Nina Simone.” -SYN FM