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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

The Three-Handed Beat Bandits at Sth Durras June 12th

…undoubtedly the best three-handed big band in the world today

Made up of the two-handed John Stuart and the single­-handed Neill Duncan, between them they play guitar, bass, congas, drums and saxophone, all at the same time. Megaphone vocals included, this beat combo swing their listeners through a kaleidoscope of musical styles, including reggae, ska, calypso, funk, swing, and a little klezmer thrown in for good measure.

Beautiful to the ear. Great for the feet. To celebrate the release of The Three-Handed Beat Bandits first single, Handywork, an original up-tempo swinger, John Stuart, on seven-string guitar and percussion, and Neill Duncan with his unique one-handed tenor saxophone, drums and percussion, will be appearing at The Durras Progress Hall on Saturday 12 June 2021.

Handywork is the result of a year-long recording and broadcast project that has seen John Stuart and Neill Duncan reach thousands of people in Australia and internationally. This single is the first in a series to be released as part of the duo's monthly live streams from Sound Heaven Studios in the Blue Mountains. Be sure to catch this duo live as there are no other duos like this in the world!

THREE HANDED BEAT BANDITS // Saturday 12 June 2021 // Doors 7:00pm // Tix: $20

Venue: Durras Progress Hall, Banyandah St, South Durras.

"Three hands, Two artists, drums, saxophone, guitar & megaphone - crunch the numbers and you will find something doesn't add up! This duo is the grooviest couple of jazz-swingers you're going anywhere - period!" Chris, Music in the Mountains.


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