So good to be back at The B-East after a long break. Looking forward to bringing my own brand of soulful Latin folk pop with a four-piece band to your joyful earholes.
10:15-11pm – Simon Hudson four-piece
9:30-10pm – The Tough Grooves
More info about Simon Hudson
“The bottom line is globetrotter Hudson’s soul, folk, dance-pop, funk and latin standards as skilful and casual as ever”
– Diabolo Mox online magazine, Germany
“Earthman is a wonderfully-made album … soul, pop & world music.” – Polyprisma online magazine, Germany
Simon Hudson’s highly original music weaves a captivating blend of world, roots and folk. The singer songwriter multi-instrumentalist is based in Melbourne and has toured Australia, Europe, Brazil & Cuba. His latest world roots funk EP Islands (2020) is an infectious ode to the life of the travelling musician.
Previous releases include crowd-funded album Earthman (2016) featuring a full band with percussion and horns, and folk Latin roots EP Time and Space (2012), a remarkable showcase of skilled songwriting and addictive roots rhythms. With his fifth Europe tour in his sights, there seems no limit for this talented songwriter.
More info about The Tough Grooves
The Tough Grooves play a mix of gritty street blues, soul, groovy tunes, originals and anguished heart wrenchers… Pete the guitarist is Ex-Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes, Nina our singer is from Glasgow UK and played in the underground scene there but has now made Melbourne her home, Holle our drummer is a Victorian gal through and through hailing from Melbourne’s deep psyche rock blues bands, and Tim on bass from the groove, swing, reggae and blues worlds, and playing in Sydney, Wollongong and Chicago, but now based in Melbourne.