The Furbelows play 2 sets from 9.30pm FREE
The Furbelows are the ultimate 1930s party band. Based in Melbourne, they perform classic jazz standards with close vocal harmony and fiery gypsy guitars.
Quenching Melbourne's desperate need for a 1930's party band, The Furbelows formed in early 2012 during of a bout of casual jams and campfire sessions. A combination of three-part close-harmony vocals and the hot swinging acoustic guitars of wartime Paris, they quickly developed a strong following based on their joyful, exuberant, and rollicking live performances.
The group take inspiration from many sources, but the leading lights that initially drew them to one another were the intricate vocal bands of the 1930s such as The Mills Brothers, The Andrews and Boswell sisters, and the fiery guitar work of the virtuoso French gypsy Django Reinhardt. These divergent styles share a common heritage in the turbulent years of the mid 20th Century, lifting audiences above their troubles and allowing them to escape into a world of bohemian decadence and highbrow sophistication. The Furbelows breathe new life into this music, with a vibrant, modern take that appeals to a broad, eclectic audience of all ages and backgrounds.
The Furbelows have taken this exciting melange to venues across Melbourne and around Australia, including shows at The Famous Spiegeltent, Bellingen Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Bennetts Lane and The Paris Cat Jazz Clubs, and many popular residencies as a part of Fitzroy's vibrant traditional jazz scene.
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