Come down to the famous Post Office Hotel for some Sunday arvo front bar music from Melbourne roots legend, Andy Baylor with his Banksia Band.
The Banksia Band is the culmination of renowned Melbourne musician Andy Baylor’s work over his long career and features:-Denis Close on percussion, Sharkey Ramos on percussion, Sophia Dunne on violin and viola, Kate Connor on violin and Kain Borlaise on bass.
Andy and The Banksia Band offers a sensual,relaxed folk/roots sound which encapsulates the essence of Australian music-making and draws on U.S.A styles including Country, Folk, Cajun, Blues as well as West African High-Life guitar picking, Brazilian Choro and Celtic fiddle traditions.
Andy Baylor’s contributions to Australian music have been acknowledged by many artists, critics and music fans over the years. He pioneered “roots” music styles with his bands The Honeydrippers, The Dancehall Racketeers, Banana Oil, The Baylor Brothers, the Cajun Combo and others in an era when rock dinosaurs ruled the world. Andy has played with and learned from many Australian indigenous musicians and has collaborated with a who’s- who of Australian and American music. An acclaimed and varied collection of independently produced CDs are testament to his dedication, imagination and talent.