Charlie Marshall & the Body Electric play 2 sets from 9:30. FREE
The Body Electric are a Melbourne band formed in the 90s that featured the songwriting skills of one of Australia’s finest Charlie Marshall along with an all star lineup of musicians including members of the Dirty Three, Beasts of Bourbon and the Avalanches. Charlie Marshall founded the legendary Melbourne blues punk band Harem Scarem in the 1980’s. With The Body Electric he combined this bluesy, soulful, rock rhythmic sense with a songwriting craft inspired by the likes of Brian Wilson, J Mascis and Jimmy Webb and vocal style somewhere between Dylan, Iggy and Leonard Cohen to create a unique.
The new album ‘Won’t Give Up’ – a compilation of songs from the band’s first two albums along with unreleased tracks from the first ever recording session – is out now on the Red Ted label. Charlie Marshall and the Body Electric with former members Bryan Colechin (Hugo Race True Spirit) on bass, Ashley Davies (Crown of Thorns, Steve Lucas) on drums, and Tim Deane (Ron Peno and the Superstitions) relaunch these ‘lost Australian classics’ on Saturday