Sat 8th February 2014
The Roaring 20’s & All That Jazz at Katoomba RSL
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT by THE ACCA DAIQUIRIS
Jazz Band performing Jazz Standards and Jazz Reinterpretations of 60s, 70s & 80s Rock & Pop Classics
As a special treat URoC – Ukulele Republic of Canberra will be doing a short set of “old-time” rag time on the night.
Come dressed in your 1920’s finest costume (optional)
PRIZES FOR BEST DRESSED male & female awarded at 9:30pm!
Put on your dancing shoes as the hard dance floor will be laid!
+ 1920’s films screened on to the back of the stage from 8pm! (The Acca Daiquiris start performing at 8:30pm)
The following silent films will be screened:
The Gold Rush – Charlie Chaplin (1925)
“The Gold Rush” is a classic silent comedy. It is the film that Charlie Chaplin wanted to be remembered by. The world agrees with him that this movie is a masterpiece.
“The Gold Rush” was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” in 1992.
The Flapper (1920)
The Flapper is a 1920 American silent comedy film starring Olive Thomas. Directed by Alan Crosland, the film was the first in the United States to portray the “flapper” lifestyle which would soon become a 1920’s fad.
A small town girl attends boarding school, dreams of romantic adventures, and has some.
Get Your Man (1927)
Comedy/Romance – Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers
A young American girl in Paris falls in love with a handsome nobleman, but he is about to wed in an arranged marriage. She hatches a plan to overcome that obstacle and get her man.
The Acca Daiquiris repertoire consists of jazz/lounge versions of classic hits by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Who, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones etc as well as an almost infinite variety of jazz and soul standards.
These days every age group, be they baby boomers or Generation X, have their own distinct musical tastes. What if a band was able to magically bridge those age differences and play a style of music that appealed to almost everybody. Impossible you might say – but that’s just what Sydney’s ACCA DAIQUIRIS have been doing, with great success, for the past four years.
Here’s a band that has reinvented some of the great pop and jazz songs of the past half century and given them a hip, swinging and refreshingly contemporary sound – a band for dancing, romancing, or just turning the lights way down low. It’s little wonder that the band have been in constant demand in recent years with residencies at the Sebel Pier One Hotel and the Opera Bar as well as appearances at the Thredbo Blues Festival, Taste Of Sydney and the Manly and Darling Harbour Jazz Festivals – to name just a few.
In addition they have released two excellent albums which showcase their unique ability to take classic songs such as Born To Be Wild, Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, My Generation and White Wedding and inject with both an infectious cocktail groove and a wry sense of humour.
What really stands the Acca Daiquiris out is the remarkable wealth of musical talent and experience they bring to the group. Look through their expansive CVs and you will see that they have all played with the cream of Australia’s jazz, blues, soul, funk and rock musicians, not to mention an impressive list of academic qualifications from leading music schools.
Vocalist Nick Norton is a talented all round musician, drummer, bassist and songwriter, who has recently released his debut CD and delivers some of the smoothest and entertaining vocals in town. Drummer Antero Ceschin has played with the Mighty Reapers, Jeff Duff, Jackie Orszaczky, Leonardo’s Bride, E Type Jazz and Catherine Lambert as well as internationals Big Jay McNeely, Lucky Peterson, Louisiana Red and Margie Evans. He is also Sydney’s inaugural and undefeated champion of chromatic harmonica. Pianist Tim Bruer has featured as both a solo performer and with artists such as James Morrison, Bruce Cale, Lloyd Swanton and Steve Hunter. Rounding out this highly talented quartet, bassist Geoff Rosenberg has toured and recorded with the Eurogliders, James Blundell, Nathan Cavalieri, the Mighty Reapers and George Washingmachine.
Music from 8:30pm-late