DATE: Fri, 24 Jun 2016
TIME: 7:00pm | COST: $25 Full, $21 Concession
LOCATION: Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew, VIC 3101
Inspired by the raw sounds of New York in the 1970’s, Quarter Street revisit an era where the music of the streets resonated with the voice of the people.
Like many Latino-American migrants to Australia, the group’s parents fled the various coups and revolutions of the 70s and 80s, raising their children to the sounds of the Spanish language superstars of the era. Cuban brass virtuoso, Lazaro Numa, recently arrived in Melbourne and adds a taste of Havana to the underlying mix of classic Puerto Rico and New York styles. The boys grew up with salsa and now they’ve brought together an impressive unit of Melbourne’s finest Latin and jazz musicians together to light up turntables and dance floors worldwide.
Formed in early 2011, Quarter Street combines the fresh energy and the skills of well-known established musicians. A dynamic live band with a driving rhythm section and heavy horn section, this vibrant group of talented Melbourne musicians are quickly making a splash in the Australian music scene.
Winter is Melbourne’s favourite time of year when the night time comes to life. House Party rises from the viscera of our little theatre to defrost the dance floor and shine an infrared glow on High Street. With three special events happening on the last Friday of each month through the chilly season, we are turning the venue on its head and presenting some of this town’s most exciting and diverse outfits. All in the name of good art and a good time.