It has been almost a year since Alice Russell and Quantic Soul Orchestra made their Australia debut and won a legion of new fans. With new albums for both, this tour is sure to be huge!
Quantic is firmly established as one of the UK’s most prolific and consistent producers. His live project the QSO fuses the past, present and future and will once again enlist Melbourne outfit The Bamboos to deliver the QSO’s unique brand of deep funk, soul, afro and boogie. The latest QSO album "Pushin' On" has just been released. In addition to his live performance, Quantic will also man the decks for a late night DJ set.
Alice Russell’s career has skyrocketed since her last visit to Australia, her lavishly soulful voice both timeless and up to the minute modern. On the back of her new and second album, "My Favourite Letters" and performances with Roy Ayers, Bah Samba and De La Soul, Alice is set to dazzle even more new fans with her soaring yet tearstained vocals.
Joining them will be DJ Mad Mats, founder of Sweden’s Raw Fusion, Gamm and Jugglin’ labels. Mats is respected as one of the most important figures in Scandinavian club culture and continually voted as Sweden’s favourite DJ. Expect serious turntable action as he drops freestyle beats alongside Raw Fusion resident MC Aaron Phiri.
Completing the lineup is pioneering jazz dance DJ Russ Dewbury. Holding down an 18-year residency at the legendary Jazz Rooms in Brighton, Russ combines his roles as producer, promoter and label boss with an effortless ability to rock the house.
Tickets are now of sale for the Sydney and Melbourne events. If you like your music broad, funky, jazzy, with beats and soul then check this.
Alice Russell and Quantic Soul Orchestra Tour
Friday 18 November – Melbourne, 8pm, Prince of Wales
Saturday 19 November - Sydney, 9pm, The Metro Theatre
Further Live Tour Dates (excl Raw Fusion Sound System)
Wednesday 23 November - Brisbane, The Rev,Fortitude Valley
Friday 25 November - Auckland, Union Fish Building,Quay Street -
Saturday 26 November - Wellington, Basin Reserve
Friday 2 December - Adelaide (PA only), Sugar,274, Rundle St
Saturday 3 December - Perth, Heat Nightclub