We are so pleased and proud to announce that Soul Cupcake will be playing the iconic Bird’s Basement! New charts have been penned just for this gig and every track in our repertoire has been lifted and polished to level rarely seen in live music circles.
You do not want to miss this!
Wednesday 21st December – Bird’s Basement – 11 Singers Lane, Melb CBD
Got to … http://birdsbasement.com/show/190/soul-cupcake .. to purchase your tickets!!
This Wednesday night will most likely be the last time ‘The Daimon Brunton Quintet’ plays the iconic Bennetts Lane before it shuts its doors for this final time at this location under this name. Doors open at 8pm and the band kicks off at 8:30pm sharp. $18 entry. This band is stellar. The finest I have ever assembled. We’d love you to be a part of it.
The last time The Daimon Brunton Quintet it was 2012 and the final gig of a 12 gig Australian National Tour. And now .. they’re back!
On Wednesday the 12th and 19th of October â€˜The Daimon Brunton Quintetâ€™ plays the iconic Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. After 19 years; a national tour and 4 album releases Daimon has put together a brand new, all-star band. Playing new, complex, sophisticated and funky tunes you wonâ€™t want to miss this amazing ensemble. Grab your tickets from the Bennetts Lane website or at the door this Wednesdays 12th & 19th October, 2016.
In 1996 I started my first jazz quintet which morphed into â€˜The Daimon Brunton Quintetâ€™ by the time of the bandâ€™s debut album, â€˜Never Again Such Beautyâ€™ (2002). By 2005 The Daimon Brunton Quintet took a look at the funkier side of jazz with ‘Unlimited-Slip Diff’ (2005). This was the bandâ€™s first album on the Newmarket Music label. By ‘My Favourite Things’ (2008) the band looked at blending French inspired cafÃ© tunes with modern jazz. Adding a piano accordion to the standard setup and a number of original jazz waltzes. Having never recorded a live album The Daimon Brunton Quintet recorded more hours than ever before to come up with the electric ‘Wah Sa’ (2012).
Over the last 3 years Daimon has put Daimon Brunton Quintet on the backburner to startup the 8-piece pop/funk band ‘Soul Cupcake’.
Now Daimon is assembling a BRAND NEW quintet with new tunes and reworkings of his favourite picks from the past 4 albums.
Daimon Brunton – trumpet
Adam Rudegeair – piano
David Gooey – guitar
Adam Donaldson – drums
Craig Strain – bass
The band was a highlight of the Castlemaine Jazz Festival and I promise you that this gig is truly not to be missed.
Get on down to Bennetts Lane Jazz Club on Wednesdays 12th & 19th October, 2016 at 8pm.
8-piece soul & funk sensation SOUL CUPCAKE are launching their assault on 2016 with a no-holes-barred extravaganza at The Spotted Mallard on Friday March 11th. Brand new tunes will be debuted and there’ll be brand new arrangements of pop classics from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind & Fire. But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Soul Cupcake will be supported by the 18-piece BIG BAND FREQUENCY! Yes .. you read that correctly .. 18-PIECE!!! BIG BAND FREQUENCY are a full-blooded swingin’ big band! Forget paying hundreds to go and Michael BublÃ© at Rod Laver and catch this outrageous band live at The Spotted Mallard in a double bill with the amazing SOUL CUPCAKE!
Awesome gig happening tonight at The Paris Cat Jazz Club!! I’m rapt to be playing with Adam Rudegeair’s Bayou Tapestry Swamp Funk band. Other than myself on trumpet the stage will be graced by Justin Ashworth – bass, David Gooey – guitar, John Hunt – bari sax, Adam Rudegeair – piano, Chad Blaster – drums & Henry Manetta – vocals. Ridiculously crazy talented line-up!
Fancy checking out some fine, fine jazz for free whilst sitting outside with restaurants 6 feet away? If so, then head on down to the Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen. From 6pm-9pm The Daimon Brunton Quartet will be playing beautiful, classic jazz standards and originals from each of the past 4 DBQ albums. Featuring hard swinging blues’s, stomping funk grooves and smoking, blistering bop tunes it’s going to be a cracking night. Get on down and catch Adam Donaldson on drums, Matt Hayes on bass, Adam Rudegeair on keys and Daimon Brunton on trumpet set the joint on alight.
Sorry about the confusion with last week but please be assured that Adam Rudegeair and I are on at Huey Long’s this Thursday (tomorrow night). Placed in the back of Po’Boy Quarter at 295 Smith St, Fitzroy, Huey Long’s is a relaxed New Orleans bar kitted out with southern bourbons and beers. On a stage that is far too high sits an upright honky tonk piano. Once Adam lays down some grooves and I make the trumpet hoot, squeak growl and whisper the joint is complete.
Join Adam and I at Huey Long’s tomorrow night from 9pm-11pm. Entry is free. See you there!
Excellent news! Â The Spotted Mallard have confirmed that they’re going ahead with the ‘Soul/Funk’ Night! Â Kicking off in April there will be a’Soul/Funk’ night on every 2nd Thursday of the month. Â We’ll be doing this 3 other bands!! Â Stay tuned to find out with whom ‘Soul cupcake’ will be sharing the stage.
Over the past 9 months updates on the website have been a little sparse and that is due to the all-consuming effort that setting up an 8-piece funk/soul/fusion takes.
‘Soul Cupcake’ is a brand new band for which I have written several brand new charts and re-arranged other classic songs. Â Featuring Rocky Loprevite on vocals, a 4-piece rhythm section and a 3-piece horn section this band is nothing short of amazing!
Whilst still very much in its infancy the band had its first ever gig on Thursday 12th September at Dizzy’s Jazz Club.
Go to the ‘Videos’ menu on this website to check out ‘Soul Cupcake’ in action!
These rough videos hope to give you some idea of where the band is heading in the future.
If you like what you see get on down to Dizzy’s Jazz Club on Thursday 28th November to hear the band in action once more!!
Get on down to Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Thursday 12th Sept to catch the landmark event of Soul Cupcake’s first ever gig!!Â Â This 8-piece fusion/funk/soul band features cutting-edge groove-driven originals and warped re-arrangements of popular songs.Â Â This truly original band channels the zietgiest of bands such as The Bamboos, Tower Of Power, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Snarky Puppy and D.I.G. and spits it all out the other end in a whirlwind of horn-driven electricity.
Rocky Loprevite â€“ vocalsÂ Â Daimon Brunton â€“ trumpetÂ Â Ron Romero â€“ alto saxÂ Â Greg Day â€“ bari saxÂ Â Adam Rudegaire â€“ keyboardÂ Â Adam Orlando â€“ guitarÂ Â Darryl Barron â€“ bassÂ Â Peter Kahoun â€“ drums