Mikelangelo And The Black Sea Gentlemen These masterful musicians and navigators of the dark waters of the Black Sea will lead you through the doors...
Vivid Au Go Go presents: Avant-Cabaret: Mikelangelo And The Black Sea Gentlemen, Zsa Zsa La Treat Au Chocolat & OH Reach
Mikelangelo And The Black Sea Gentlemen
These masterful musicians and navigators of the dark waters of the Black Sea will lead you through the doors of 'dramedy' into a world of delightfully pernicious parody and punctilious perception. Part bull, part nightingale and a sweet kiss goodnight. What's not to love?
Early-mid 20th century Europe was a hotbed of musical styles and modernity, with the old world of waltzes, polkas and mazurkas crashing headlong into the new world of swing, rhythm’n’blues and rock’n’roll. Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen take this musical landscape as their jumping off point. Over their 15 years touring together, the group has developed their own distinctive Euro-Roots sound and a high calibre live show that has seen them play to huge audiences from the Sydney Opera House to Budapest to London’s West End, winning multiple awards and critical acclaim and developing a die-hard national and international fanbase.
Their 4th album, After The Flood, was written during an artistic residency in Cooma and the Monaro Plains. The band were inspired by the harsh beauty of the landscape and the lurid tales of European migrants and refugees who came to work on the Snowy Mountains Scheme in the 1950s and 60s, transforming Cooma from a sleepy country town to a world of 24 hour nightclubs with live music, drinking and dancing every night of the week.
After The Flood was recorded and mixed at Turning Studios in Sydney with Evan McHugh, who co-produced the album with the group. All of the band contribute songs to the record and together they create a vivid portrait of a wild world of adventure, hard work and high emotion, leaving the listener gasping with the sheer depth and breadth of Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen’s power as storytellers and melody makers.
Masterful musicians and navigators of the dark waters of the Black Sea , will lead you through the doors of 'dramedy' and into a world of delightfully pernicious parody and punctilious perception. Part Bull.. part nightingale.. and a sweet kiss goodnight.. What's not to love..?
Mikelangelo – Vocals, Guitar T.G. Muldavio –Vocals, Clarinet, Harmonica, Trombone & Percussion Rufino – Vocals, Violin & Percussion Little Ivan – Vocals, Doublebass Guido – Vocals, Accordion & Saxophone
Zsa Zsa La Treat Au Chocolat
Zsa Zsa will wander lost like a Gauloises (google it) and furnish you with sweet, dark, bitter chocolate.
With song titles like Cowboy Dying in A Ditch, these darlings of the inner wild west will haunt you with harmony; a perfect lubricant for the delights of The Black Sea Gentlemen.