Southerly Change is one of the fastest evolving bands on the South Coast of NSW. Originally a group of four mates, the band currently consist of anything between a simple guitar, vocals and hand percussion set-up, to an eight-piece group with horn section, keys, bass, and harmonica. This versatility extends to the music’s aesthetics also, with the drummer’s training in Ghana, the keys and sax players’ training in jazz, the heavy blues influence of the harmonica, and the simple and subtle guitar and lyrical melodies of the band’s singer-songwriter Ben Fowler, creating a richly textured and dynamic musical experience. Many of the musicians involved have also payed at established music festivals such as Womad, Woodford, The Dreaming, National Folk Festival, Summer Rhythm and Corinbank. In any one performance, Southerly Change will have you up for a boogie, singing along with the catchy yet beautifully poignant lyrics, or relaxing to the earthy, islander vibes. They have recently released their first CD ‘Bow and Arrow’, so whether you grab a copy or catch them at a gig, be prepared to be blown away by Southerly Change!
07/04/2012 9:30 pm