At Perfect Pitch we are constantly amazed by the sheer quality of talent and commitment present in the artists we have the honour of working with. Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues...whatever the genre, all the artists we've helped are driven by one thing...the desire to achieve their goals and be the absolute best in their chosen profession.
With this new era in music exposing a melting pot of global talent, it takes something special to stand head and shoulders above the rest...a quality we believe all of our clients possess.
So sit back, relax and introduce yourself to some of the most promising new talent the musical world has to offer!
Gang of Brothers features the four fabulously talented Martinez brothers - Andro, Dauno, Fenix and Banel - and honorary newcomer to the family, Buddy Siolo. Individually these players rank among the most sought after musicians in town. Collectively, they are a force of nature bound for international success.
The Martinez boys have performed with all the major players in town and among the best from abroad. They've toured domestically and internationally with everyone from Michael Franti to Bryan Ferry... George Benson to Jackson Browne. (You can also throw in The Beach Boys, Julio Iglesias, Diana Krall, Andy Summers and Trombone Shorty!)
The original music they now create can best be described as 'Heavy Soul'. It's the resultant alchemy of each member's varying musical leanings... the tastes of Andro and Fenix run mainly to rock; Banel has a true jazz sensibility; Dauno is unequivocally 'The Funkmaster'; and Buddy is all soul with a voice that fuses the best of James Brown, Bon Scott and Joe Cocker. Sydney music writer Lloyd Bradford Syke described Gang of Brothers' music as: "... a full-scale assault on the senses - resistance to dancing is useless."
Every once in a while an artist emerges who touches the very soul of an audience. Genevieve Chadwick is such an artist. She looks like an angel... roars like a lion... and plays guitar like a demon! She's been likened to the great Janis Joplin... to Melissa Etheridge and 'a female John Butler'.
Without doubt, Gen is an extraordinary performer who exudes raw energy by the bucket load. Her own original brand of Blues and Roots - poignant songs full of rich melodies sung with a voice that's confoundingly gravel-like and smooth all at once - has given her an ever-growing army of followers.
In 2013, Gen scored opening slots for some of the country's top acts and won the People's Choice Award at the Telstra Road to Discovery Finals in Tamworth. She was also selected as one of only three Australian artists to become part of the global Playing For Change music project, which in turn saw her play Bluesfest at Byron Bay and share the stage with Robert Plant, Joan Armatrading and Canada's Ben Caplan during their Australian tours.
Her much-anticipated second album was produced by The Hit Factory's Grammy award-winner Mark Johnson (Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Rickie Lee Jones, Keb' Mo', etc.). There's no doubt she's already made her mark, but that mark is about to get a whole lot bigger.
A 10-piece Indie-Funk Soul band from Brisbane, His Merry Men by their own admission, don't take themselves too seriously. However the band consists of some very serious musicians, with all 10 members being graduates of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. That wide individual input into the band's original sound, reflects influences from Funk to Soul to Surf-Rock to Hip Hop.
The band's roots are not that dissimilar to those of fellow funksters, The Cat Empire. Like that famous combo, HMM's core of guitar, keys, bass and drums is supplemented (complemented) by a sensational 5-man horn section (in this case, the dynamite 'Hell Yeah Horns', featuring alto and tenor saxophones and trumpets). And then there's the piece de resistance... the powerfully seductive vocals of lead singer Megan Crocombe.
His Merry Men bring a fat fusion of fresh sound and a dance party attitude to every gig. After the long-reign of The Cat Empire and The Bamboos and the more recent emergence of Saskwatch, Funk-Soul could be said to be making a welcome resurgence in Australia... and these interlopers from 'Brisvegas' could eventually challenge them all for superiority.
February Dream is a harmony-infused 'Two de Force'. Gemma Trewella and Christa Prowse have collaborated on a collection of songs for two voices, full of eloquence, simplicity and grace... a collaboration, which culminated in the release of their first EP 'Dare' in (of course) February 2013. In keeping with the theme, the first single from 'Dare' is a great original track with a summery feel called 'February Sky'.
These two share an undeniable gift to create music of soaring loveliness. Their original compositions recall the great acoustic heroes of another era - Simon & Garfunkel... The Byrds... The Lovin' Spoonful... The Mamas & The Papas. More recently they could be said to be cut from the same cloth as The Corrs, Indigo Girls and The Waifs. The clarity and beauty of their songs is underpinned by the same celestial vocals that make all these acts great.
Jenny Biddle's songs possess a rare openness that reveals everything relevant about who she is, what she believes and what she's going through right now.
Whether listening to her albums or witnessing this diminutive songstress live on stage, you sense a raw honesty that documents with personal and artistic integrity her current emotional and mental state. The intense and somewhat complex style of Jenny's music touches upon many personal issues that affect us all.
A Jenny Biddle performance is something special, full of energy and humour. Her guitar playing is nothing less than a marriage between body and instrument. She intertwines bass notes, percussion and melody so seamlessly that it seems there has to be more than one person on stage, despite conflicting evidence to the contrary. While one moment humble in her abilities, the next she's suddenly letting rip with a blistering guitar attack that's akin to the power of Ian Moss in full flight.
Her latest album 'Hero in Me' (her 3rd) was released in March 2013 and is another deeply personal, inspiring collection of original songs - an incredibly moving listening experience.
When Charles Darwin proposed his 'survival of the fittest' theory, he could have been describing iconic Australian jazz band Galapagos Duck. This great band has now survived for over 40 years, evolving all that time, adapting to ever-changing environments at every turn... Darwin would have loved 'em!
Along with trailblazers like the late, great Graeme Bell and then stars like Don Burrows, George Golla and the Morrison brothers, Galapagos Duck put Australian jazz on the map. They've won national and international awards... played throughout America, Asia and Europe... performed all the big jazz gigs including Montreux and have played and recorded with the likes of Nina Simone, Ray Charles, James Morrison, Tommy Emmanuel, Don Burrows and Winifred Atwell. The 2013 line-up is a ripper! Sax player Willy Qua (who first played with The Duck in 1973), is now back alongside bass player/guitarist John Conley who boasts a mere 30 year association with the band.
Renowned jazz drummer John Morrison (eldest of the famed Morrison clan) has re-joined, together with Richard Booth (sax, clarinet, flute and steel drum) and Will Sargisson (keys) who was only born after the original Galapgos Duck had been playing The Basement for 11 years! This latest line-up has endowed the band with a new impetus and a reinvigorated mission to tour.