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Cope Street Parade in Moruya March 9th

Sydney's Cope Street Parade will play the Moruya Golf Club on Thursday 9 March as part of a regional tour, also taking in Tassie.

The band put a modern spin on all old timey jazz and swing and have a wide appeal to all ages. Thursday 9 March - Moruya Golf Club (Moruya) - 7.30pm

The Cope Street Parade

Sydney born and bred, The Parade does love songs like no others can.

The Cope Street Parade are considered one of Australia’s most established high energy music ensembles. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy and swing. With tender ballads and rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles and successfully blur the lines between the contemporary and the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty and Leadbelly.

This is Australian swing music. The hot sounds of gypsy swing mixed with element of New Orleans traditional jazz meld together is a hotpot of cold beers and sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.

Formed in 2009, The Parade has performed at major music festivals and venues across Australia, such as the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Sydney Festival, Bellingen Winter Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Jazzgroove Summer Festival. In 2018 they toured Europe for the first time performing 25 concerts in Italy and Sicily and returned in 2019 for another amazing tour. The band has also been lucky enough to collaborated with Lulo Reinhardt, Dan Barnett, Geoff Bull, Bob Henderson and Bob Barnard. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2010 and since then they have released eight studio albums to rave reviews and captivated audiences across the country. It has been three years between releases for the Cope Street Parade and by their express standards this is a long time. ‘Caffè Corretto’ is the 8th studio offering from this ensemble. Much like its predecessor ‘Australian Ragtime Music’ , the music on this record has taken influence from a culture abroad and of course our own, grown here in Australia. Inspired by two years of touring and travelling in Italy the music is as much a love letter to Sicily as it is a post card home to Sydney. Five of the compositions were penned in Italy. The title track ‘Caffè Corretto’ literally translates to ‘Corrected Coffee’ (that is a coffee wish a shot of grappa or sambucca inside). Being in Italy as it was this was a custom we respectful acknowledge daily.

Poncha - Live in Venice in a Gondola

Dancin’ All Night at the East Sydney Hotel

Caffe Corretto - Live in Italy

I’ll Dream of You - Live at Catapult (feat. Meklit)


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