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The Soul Movers’ sunny new single, dripping with sixties-style harmonies and guests from across three generations and Aussie states, and with a killer guitar solo by none other than Sunnyboy, Jeremy Oxley, ‘Not Putting It Down’ was created in the suburbs of Coogee and Newtown, NSW...
Writing the new track kept Lizzie Mack and Murray Cook on the musical 'good foot' during the long months of their home states' lockdown in August and September, 2021, and the lyrics were sung on many a 'sanity stroll' for all involved...
With three versions of the tracks forming the 'three cheese pizza' EP; mixed and mastered by Christian (legendary Perth producer and creator of San Cisco’s sound) at Sundown Studios in WA in September, Alex Keller at Hot Potato Studios in NSW and by Jason Millhouse at Recordworks, QLD - creating a version for every listening taste - and generation!
Join The Soul Movers as they travel across the country, weaving their golden twelve-string magic on the resulting 'Not Putting It Down' tour - dates here...
Led by long-legged Lizzie Mack, a charismatic tambourine-wielding frontwoman with a penchant for groovy 1960’s vintage threads, and featuring the equally visually spectacular and loved legend of a generation, ex-Red Wiggle, Murray Cook, The Soul Movers tour-de-force musical offering across a hip and funky musical spectrum has made them one of the most exciting live show and festival acts on the touring circuit today.
Backed by a band oozing with musical talent, The Soul Movers have recorded in both the US and Australia to create four critically-acclaimed albums which are regularly presented with humour and passion on many of Australia’s biggest festivals and most-loved festivals.
The Soul Movers revised tour across key Australian venues and festivals (including some SUPER exciting ones that we can't drop yet!) now starts Saturday August 7 and continues through March 7 2022 as the band blases their latest release ‘Evolution’ returning to much-loved live venues where OG Wiggles fans flock to see Murray ‘shred’.
Soon to launch is the YouTube Exclusive video series ‘Murray’s Music Mates’, with first cab off the block dropping in early JULY. MMM will feature interviews with many of Australia’s well known faces as well as some up and coming young bands as they support live shows and collaborate with Murray. Whatever The Soul Movers are up to you can bet one thing; it’s going to be retro, rockin’ and FUN.
Fun fact: The first live band Murray Cook ever saw (at the Amoco Hall in Orange, NSW) was Sherbet! ... Who on earth could predict that thirty-five years later, he would be writing an album with two of those same original members (Garth and Tony) the musicians he first saw rocking out on that big, sparkling stage. The Soul Movers now include Tony Mitchell on bass guitar in their touring live show!
If you haven't Checked out "Murray's Music Mates", on our YouTube yet, well now's the perfect time! - you'll get to see and hear how we created our current EP
"Not Putting It Down" and get some inside tips on how we put together our
Ever seen a live Soul Movers show...?
Glenn A. Baker captures The Soul Movers' festival set perfectly:
"The Soul Movers have become even more road-hardened since returning from their US adventures. The evidence was on display today at the Newtown Festival, where they delivered a cracking 40-minute set that blew everyone away. In fact, the mosh pit became so animated that it was almost lethal!
Murray Cook and Lizzie Mack have forged an alliance so powerful, so fearsomely funky, that The Soul Movers have become one of the most exciting live bands in the land..."
"Experiencing the Soul Movers live is an essential experience for anyone seriously interested in that broad umbrella of "live music."
Bernie Howitt, RAM Magazine
"TSM’s high energy bursts through to deliver a new album, and live shows ,which are a tasty collection of surprise and delight”.
Tait McGregor, The AU Review
Need a workout? Get retro with..."Circles Baby"
Fronted by the dynamic Lizzie Mack and her brother in Soul, ex-Red Wiggle Murray Cook, The Soul Movers join forces with the Original Wiggles dancers, and of course, Greg, Jeff, and Anthony, to focus on moving BODIES along with Souls. As the world faces a battle that can only be fought with one, higher power... that of funky DISCO!! "Circles Baby" is designed to get bodies moving and souls UP-lifted!
With a tasty mix of heart-warming retro' soul and funky disco, this workout track - and music clip of the century - combines the power and passion of Greg Page, as Richard Simmons; the man who uplifted a generation of people to become their better selves. Well, it's time to rise up again folks - in the battle against the curve! :)
Current Album: "EVOLUTION"
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Hotel Westwood - Footscray, VIC
Thursday, December 2
With Ivy Streep
Cherry Bar - Melbourne, VIC
Friday, December 3
With Ivy Streep
The Rails - Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday, December 11 - 5pm
With Blackwood Band + Loose Content
Vinnie's Dive Bar - South Port, QLD
With Bronte Eve
Sunday, Dec 12 - Matinee - 1pm
Ziggy Pops - St Kilda, VIC
Saturday, January 29
Ballarat Botanical Gardens - VIC
Sunday, January 30
The Wicko - Newcastle, NSW
Sunday, February 27
With Little Quirks
Mojo's Bar - Freo, WA
Friday, March 4, 2022
With King Ibis
Nannup Music Festival - WA
5 + 6, March 202
Moruya Blues Festival, NSW
Saturday, March 26
Parkes Elvis Festival, NSW
The Harmonie German Club, Canberra
Saturday, June 4
The Heritage Hotel - Bulli, NSW
Saturday, July 2