Melbourne's Monday night secret society Jazz Party unleash their debut single -Rock N' Roll Graveyard' and announce launch show on Monday 31 October (Cup Eve/Halloween) at The Curtin, Melbourne.
'When it comes to facilitating a damn good time, Melbourne's Jazz Party collective have got you covered.' – Beat
Rebellious pleasure seekers meet connoisseurs, Jazz Party mélanges a New Orleans styled revelry with a punk attitude. A Monday night secret dance party, where blues lovers and jazz dogs congregate over booze and rarified 45's, 'Rock n' Roll Graveyard' sees Jazz Party move from the stage into the studio for the first time. With eclectic influences from Fats Waller to Hanni El Khatib, Patsy Cline to Prince, Robert Rodriguez to Lana Del Rey, Jazz Party invite well-dressed freaks and self-confessed jazz haters to join them in their wild revelry.
Led by former saxophonist and songwriter of Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes Darcy McNulty, Jazz Party features vocalist, pianist and heartbreaker Hue Blanes, double bassist and cult dance hero Jules Pascoe and the commanding front woman and supreme diva of Jazz Party, the inimitable Loretta Miller, as well as a rotating cast of guest appearances by members from bands including Daniel Merriweather, The Cat Empire, Clairy Brown & The Bangin' Rackettes, Husky, Mojo Juju, Martin Martini and Kitty, Daisy and Lewis. The spirit of Jazz Party is surprise and spontaneity and you just never know who will show up to play a Jazz Party gig.
'Essentially we are a dirty beatnik rock n' roll band who play jazz and soul music" – Darcy McNulty.
Written by Darcy McNulty, -Rock N' Roll Graveyard' was produced by Steven Schram (Paul Kelly, Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes) and recorded live with the full 8-piece band at Soundpark Studios in North Fitzroy.
-Rock N' Roll Graveyard' is a song about nostalgia, death, jealousy, and love.
"After hearing RRGY, someone told me about a gothic church in Prague that's been built with human bones. You can build a song from things you find and dig up in life and music. A moon, a girl... Sometimes you find some bones and other times you just dig a hole for yourself to lie down in...I wrote this song when my heart and bank account were empty and I'm pretty happy with it."
STREAM / EMBED ROCK N' ROLL GRAVEYARD HERE
Growing wildly from the lounge rooms of late night house parties to legendary month-long Monday night residencies throughout the city, over the past five years, Jazz Party has held court at many of the most electrifying venues in Melbourne. From Captains of Industry to Hugs and Kisses, Kelvin Club to The Gasometer Hotel – Jazz Party have honed their feverish performances over the years. They have also been programmed at some of Australia's most established music and arts festivals including Dark MOFO, Melbourne International Jazz Festival - The Cave, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Fat Tuesday and Melbourne International Film Festival.
Fronted by fearless leaders McNulty and Miller, Jazz Party is like nothing you have seen or heard before - with extraordinary musicianship, furious drums, a gravely saxophone and soaring vocal harmonies, this eclectic eight-piece band transcend the ordinary – putting on live shows that can only be described as if a wild shindig collided with a cult gathering.
Monday 31st of October will see Jazz Party launch -Rock N Roll Graveyard- at The Curtin.
This is not a Monday night to stay at home. Come to the Party!
-Rock N' Roll Graveyard' Single Launch
The Curtin – 29 Lygon Street, Carlton
Monday 31 October (Cup Eve/Halloween)
+ special guests
Doors 8pm - late
Tickets on sale now via bit.ly/RRGY_SingleLaunchCurtin
$20 / $25 at Door
Listen to Rock N' Roll Graveyard on Soundcloud and the Jazz Party Website: www.jazzparty.co.