The Perth Blues Club
Alessandro Lepore + Scarlet's Way
7:30pm, Tue 30 June, 2020
The PERTH BLUES CLUB presents
Alessandro Lepore + Scarlet's Way
Alessandro Lepore | 7.30pm
Isn’t it the reason why songs exist and are sung and listened to? Intimate stories, the ones where love knocks you out or lifts you up to the sky, or the ones in which everyday pressure and difficulties make life tough, at times impossible, and make you feel small and desperate. These are the stories I love to sing, even if they are sad or epic. This is the music I love. I’ve played for years in local bands – standard blues, rock, folk but also reggae and funk – until one day I realized that I also had something to tell. So, I jumped on a plane, headed for Phoenix, Arizona. Rather than a dream, it was a need. The desert was a source of new and deeper musical inspirations. There, I found my style and my voice: I made new friendships, I had intense and fundamental life experiences, I improved my technique. Once back in Italy, I lived for several years in Rome. I took part in several festivals. To mention a few, “Acoustic Guitar Meeting” in Sarzana, a festival of an international calibre; “Musiche Festival” in Rome where I obtained significant recognitions and the associated press defined me as one of the most promising new artists; “L’ ArtistaChe Non C’era” at CPM in Milan, where I was awarded ‘best Italian artist’ in 2014 by Francesco Mussida, guitarist and composer belonging to the historical Italian Band ‘PFM’. I shared the stage with artists of international calibre, some of them my strongest influences and inspiration: Michael Mc Dermott, Martin Sexton and Louis Ledford.
My first album, HOW MUCH TIME, a self-produced thanks to the collaboration of Jazz musicians, was followed by 24/7 – TWENTYFOURSEVEN, recorded and produced at Studio 13 in Phoenix. The third one THE LONG SILENCE produced in Italy: released December 2018 .
Scarlet's Way | 8.45pm
Scarlet's Way have already travelled a long way to carve out their name. From Western Australia to East Nashville, and many stops along the way, they have done some miles recently. But given their hunger to perform, this journey has a long way to go!
The super-smooth duo is made up of the talented Katey Gabel (Lead Vocals) and highly regarded Shayne Savic (Guitar). Their trademark southern, roots-inspired brand of music brings lashings of Americana, accompanied by polished overtones synonymous with modern day Nashville.
Since releasing their first single No Fire, No Flames which reached #7 on the iTunes Country Charts in 2017, they have taken their music to the world. They released their second single Simple Life in 2018, accompanied by their debut music video. This video attracted over 30,000 views in just the first week and was quickly added to Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) demonstrating the duo’s growing popularity. This was followed by their third single “Let the Devil In”, this seductive track went onto receive impressive radio support, staying in the AMRAP top 10 for two straight weeks.
While the online and television attention is great, like all seasoned musicians, these guys do their best work live on stage. The act has been invited to play on multiple stages at Tamworth Country Music Festival and obviously made an impression. These performances opened doors to Nashville's Americana Fest and the Gympie Music Muster. Highlights of the duo’s performances over the last 18 months include performing at the world-renowned Bluebird Café and completing a national tour performing at theatres and venues throughout New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. They also took out the Emerging Artist Showcase and performed on Main Stage in their first year at the Gympie Music Muster in 2018. They were then promptly invited back with their band to be a part of a massive line-up in August 2019. The band’s first single since their debut EP release, “Move Your Body (Woah Oh Oh)” is a catchy, honky tonk style tune that is a tip of the hat to the Duo’s time in Nashville. The track is making waves, debuting at #9 on the iTunes Country Charts, with the corresponding music video being selected as part of WAM Festival’s ‘Mini Music Video Festival’ at the Rooftop Cinemas. If this is what Scarlet's Way can accomplish in such a short amount of time, what will the future bring! Aren't you curious to see what all the fuss is about? Shaun Street- Bass, Kim Siragusa- Keyboard and Mike Hagerty- Drums make up the rest of the band.
DOORS OPEN 7PM
Limited tickets available as COVID-19 regulations restrict us to 100 patrons.
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