Melbourne based musicians Harriett Allcroft (vocalist) and Shaun Rammers (saxophonist) will be in Perth for a special double bill show at bar Four5Nine at the Rosemount Hotel. The pair will be presenting two sets of original music featuring local musicians Tom O’Halloran on piano, Djuna Lee on bass and Alex Reid on drums and special guest Rikki Mallet on trumpet. Set to launch her debut album Archie later this year, Harriett will be playing a mix of songs off the album and some newly penned material. Shaun, a WAAPA graduate, will present his quintet album Live, which was released in 2017. This will be an evening of exciting and adventurous music, spanning the worlds of contemporary jazz and the avant-garde.
Stirring lyrics and soaring melodies, Harriett combines subtle, unexpected note choices and heart-rending lyrics, resulting in a room full of mesmerised listeners. ‘Harriett Allcroft captivates audiences with her effervescent on stage presence and dynamic vocal style’. A remarkable and captivating vocalist and song-writer, Harriett and her offbeat humour will reel you in with interpretations of tunes both new and old. Tonight the band will be playing songs off of Harriett’s recently recorded, yet to be released debut album ‘Archie’.
Shaun Rammers’ music meets at the cross section of jazz and the avant-garde, exploring interesting harmonies and beautiful melodies, while remaining open, allowing for the music to play organically with romanticism, explosive intensity and everything in between. In March 2017, the Shaun Rammers quintet released their first album. Recorded live at Lebowskis, ‘Live’ features seven compositions of Shaun’s. These pieces, and the albums artwork – designed by Daniel Kim, come together as a whole to creating a surreal story. Moving between highly improvised landscapes, sometimes harrowing melodies and exhilarating ensemble playing, the quintet has created a beautifully imaginative and quirky first album.