Saturday 31st January : #JazzRooms presents #EmmaDonovan and #ThePutbacks @ #theBasement

  • The Basement 29 Reiby Pl Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia

Russ Dewbury presents

Jazz Rooms Funk & Soul Club Sydney 2015

Featuring Live on Stage

Emma Donovan and The Putbacks (Hope Street Recordings Melbourne Showcase)

Russ Dewbury UK

Jorge Montiel Los Charly’s Orchestra/Boogieman - London

JC Funkdafied and further guests tba

@ The Basement, 29 Reiby Place, Sydney

Saturday 31st January

9pm – 3am

Admission $25 - $30 on Door (if available)

Advance tickets from

Russ Dewbury brings the Jazz Rooms back to Sydney on Saturday 31st January for a return Funk & Soul Club Live/DJ extravaganza following previous sell outs!

Featuring an exclusive Live set from sensational indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan & The Putbacks hot on the heels of their debut album release, plus an International all star DJ line up, this is a party not to be missed.

Emma Donovan and The Putbacks stunning debut album release “Dawn” is being hailed as one of the best Soul albums to be released anywhere in the world in 2014.
Released on cutting edge Melbourne label Hope Street Recordings this album is classic and timeless enough to sit proudly in your Record collection for decades to come.
Comprising entirely of original material “Dawn” is an electric collaboration between Emma Donovan and Melbourne’s Instrumental Funk hipsters The Putbacks and features soulful stories of life, loss, ups, downs, reality and redemption. Emma’s soaring vocals meet Feisty funk meets Sunday soul, meets urban soul cinema, bluesy ballads and a healthy dose of road trip rock influences.
Dawn is a gritty, uniquely Australian record, simultaneously classic and contemporary recorded in one room on eight channels of analog tape.

“Dawn” takes some cues from the burgeoning soul revival, but it’s a far looser interpretation than many releases in the style. This is no attempt at reviving a bygone era. There’s no horn section. There’s more rock in there. There’s more country in there. There’s more, in Emma’s words, “blackfella music” in there. The songwriting is more akin to classic Aboriginal bands like Coloured Stone than it is to Sharon Jones. The sentiment is personal, for both Emma and the band, and forward looking, rather than revivalist. Shades of every soul record you ever liked sneak through: Al Green’s Hi Records era? Check. Aretha’s Classic Atlantic recordings? Check. Stacks of Stax? Check. It’s all there, but all different. Dawn is it’s own thing, indigenous Australian soul. From the ferocious opening salvo of “Black Woman” to the hypnotic deep groove of “Voodoo” to the sweet and gentle comedown of Over Under Away, Dawn is above all a journey through Emma’s life written in song.
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see the album performed live at the Basement.

From his debut in 1986 UK based Russ Dewbury has become an influential and, respected figure on the international dance music scene.
His unique DJ blend of Nu Yorican Funk and Disco, Afro Latin and Tropical beats mixed with Electro Jazz, Drum n Bass and Vintage flavours continues to move dance floors worldwide.
Celebrating over 25 years behind the decks, Dewbury is one of the top DJ’s on the circuit having performed in over 35 countries from New York to Berlin, Singapore to San Francisco, Auckland to Stockholm. One of the original UK black music DJ’s Dewbury has run the longest running club session in the world. The Brighton ‘Jazz Rooms’ recognised as one of the most successful sessions in club history. Russ has also developed a solid reputation as Worldwide taste maker, Live music promoter, Record compiler and Radio broadcaster.

London based Jorge Montiel aka Boogieman is the Co-producer & founder of infamous Latin Funk band Los Charly
s Orchestra. He has also worked in collaborations with some of the most prolific producers of the current scene including Pete Herbert, Trujillo, Jose Luis Pardo (Los Amigos Invisibles) & Joey Negro. Jorge regularly plays around the globe rocking some of the top party spots on the planet as well as holding down his many London residencies.

One of Sydney’s best Funk & Soul DJ’s JC Funkdafied completes this stellar line up and will keep you on the dance floor all night long.

Time to find your dancing shoes, get with the mothership connection and join in the best party in town!!

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