bamboos reunion @ bar 303

Swing by 303 for some great funk and soul, brought to you by Bamboos members past and present. The lineup will include Dan Farrugia on drums, Mick Meagher (from the PutBacks) on bass, Ben Grayson on keys and Lance Ferguson on guitar. This Thursday night from 8:30. Don’t forget to wish Dan a happy 30th birthday!

What better way to celebrate Bastille Day than with tunes from chanson gypsy 1930s hot jazz combo La Mauvaise Reputation? Playing at Northcote Social Club on Sunday July 13 from 8pm, these guys are too good to miss. Grab a copy of their latest album ‘Bad Reputation’ which will be launched on the night. Tickets are $25. http://www.lamauvaisereputationband.com/home

Whenever I go to a Julie O’Hara gig, her voice lingers in my head for days. Hot jazz, Django Reinhardt vocalese, jazz manouche, tango, a touch of the blues – and a killer Le Grand Soiree lineup on stage. Totally irresistable. AND somehow we grabbed the front table at Bennetts Lane on Saturday night. AND she did an amazing cover of ‘When Doves Cry’. Mmm…