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Cope St Parade 10 Year Anniversary feat. Geoff Bull

  • The Music Lounge Cnr Crown Street & Kembla Street Wollongong, NSW, 2500 Australia (map)

Justin Fermino - Tenor & Alto Saxophone/Voice; Geoff Bull - trumpet; Aaron Flower - Guitar/Voice; Ben Panucci - Guitar/Voice; Sam Dobson - Double Bass/Voice

“This is ecstasy.” - John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald

“It’s like Belle Epoque Paris decided - against the laws of space and time - to hold a luau in Redfern.” Max Lavergne, Triple J

In their 10th year The Cope Street Parade are considered one of Australia’s most established high-energy music ensembles. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy and swing. With tender ballads and rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles and successfully blur the lines between the contemporary and the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty and Leadbelly.

This is Australian swing music. The hot sounds of gypsy swing mixed with element of New Orleans traditional jazz meld together is a hotpot of cold beers and sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.

Formed in 2009, The Parade has performed at major music festivals and venues across Australia, such as the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Sydney Festival, Bellingen Winter Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Jazzgroove Summer Festival. In 2018 they toured Europe for the first time performing 25 concerts in Italy and Sicily. The band has also been lucky enough to have collaborated with Lulo Reinhardt, Dan Barnett, Geoff Bull, Bob Henderson and Bob Barnard. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2010 and since then they have released six studio albums to rave reviews and captivated audiences across the country.

For this special concert, Cope St will be joined by legendary trumpeter, Geoff Bull.

$20 Premium / $15 Standard / $10 Students and Standing

Tickets available online or on the door

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