Celebrating the release of their self titled Vinyl EP on the 23rd are Melbourne’s much loved Big Seal And The Slippery Few. Hailing from all over Australia and both ends of New Zealand, the 7 piece Big Seal crew have taken their wide ranging musical influences and condensed them to create something uniquely their own. Born and raised in the rural deep south of New Zealand on a musical diet of American Rock, Country, Blues, Pop and R&B as well as the traditional music of his iwi, songwriter Sam Banks aka The Big Seal has found a perfect home in the eclectic musical landscape of Melbourne, eschewing of the moment musical trends, opting instead to concentrate on hard graft and songwriting integrity.
The new EP is a more bombastic affair than their previous release and manages to capture some of the raucous energy of a Big Seal live show. To experience the rest, get yourself down to the Gaso on the 23rd and get loose!
When you witness songstress Jemma Nicole perform, you will no doubt be drawn in by the vulnerability in her vocal delivery and stage presence. This is reinforced by Jemma’s husky vocal tone that enriches every song lyric she has carefully and truthfully written. With a tendency to acquire inspiration during the colder months, this is evident in her songwriting as she is certainly not afraid to bare her dark side and true feelings in her music no matter how confronting her feelings are. Penning songs about, longing, loneliness, anger and heartache with a no fluff attitude is what comes naturally for her.
Joining Big Seal will be local axeman turned troubadour Mitchell A. Power. Mitchell has gained a wealth of experience touring around Australia and internationally with Deep Street Soul, Kylie Auldist, The Abyssinians (JAM) and many more, playing shows in New York, Europe and the world renowned Glastonbury Music Festival. He will be leaving his paisley telecasters at home for this one, opting instead for the acoustic, to tell his tales of friendships, travel and that feeling you can only get when coming home to Melbourne.