The Gasometer – Collingwood
April 27, 2019
2:00 pm
484 Smith Street Collingwood
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Melbourne musical stalwart Charlie Marshall launches the new album SHINY AND NEW with the 9-piece Body Electric ‘SOULKESTRA’ and support from two of Australia’s great sonic chanteuses and maestros of dark folk – former Wet Taxi/Sacred Cowboy PENNY IKINGER and her band, plus CAROLINE NO featuring Caroline Kennedy, renowned singer of the Plums and Dead Star.
PENNY IKINGER has recently returned from a whirlwind tour of France and Spain to promote her new album “Tokyo” which has received rave reviews and wowed audiences worldwide, appearing in international Top Ten lists for 2018.

“Tokyo…is an album similar to experimental eras of New York and London during the late 60s and early 70s. Blending

art, folk, twang, poetry, and uncommon together instrumentation. Music aficionados will find intricate revelations in every nook and cranny.” Walter Price, Global Texan Chronicles 12 Dec 2018.

“Tokyo is superb, with overdriven, reverb-drenched guitars, dramatic wild-west vignettes and songs influenced by Sam

Shepherd, Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull and Cormac McCarthy… imbued with a Francois Villon sensibility and a real

Motor City rock vibe.” Chris Mineral, CDB News, 2 Oct 2018

Following on from her performance at Melbourne Museum’s Nocturnal event where she launched “Tokyo” with her Japanese band The Silver Bells late last year, and her recent European tour with her French band featuring Dimi Dero on drums and Vinz Guilluy on bass, Penny Ikinger says:

” I am so excited to be playing at Charlie Marshall’s album launch with my new Melbourne line up – Tim O’Shannassy on drums, Katie Dixon on bass and Tim Deane on guitar. It’s going to sound mighty! “

CHARLIE MARSHALL is a key figure in Melbourne’s post-punk scene starting out with legendary 80s blues punks HAREM SCAREM before forming the Body Electric in 1992 with like-minded fellow travelers from the Dirty Three and Beasts of Bourbon. ‘Shiny and New’ highlight’s the influence of the great 1960s/70s soul musicians and singer songwriters on his music. There’s cover versions of songs by three giants of the era – Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Brian Wilson – plus some of Charlie’s most soulful, upbeat compositions with lyrics inspired by nature, science, philosophy, hope and fear.

For this launch Charlie will be joined by the 9-piece Body Electric ‘SOULKESTRA’ featuring Bryan Colechin – bass, Brett Poliness – drums, Andrew Watson – violin, Tim Deane – piano, Gus McMillan – flute, Matt Haben – sax, Ken Gardner – trumpet, Adam Hutterer – trombone and Kofi Kunkpe – percussion.
It’s on April 27th 2pm at the Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith St, Collingwood.