THE SOUL MOVERS NEW 'BONA FIDE' ALBUM OUT NOW!
"Earning their stripes as one of Australia’s hardest working bands, The Soul Movers have taken their special blend of Soul to the USA and back again to create their new album, BONA FIDE - out now through ABC Music/ UMA.
Fronted by Lizzie Mack and her brother in Soul, Murray Cook, The Soul Movers include in their number, bassman Andy Newman (The Visitors) Marko Simec on keys (Waiting For Guinness) drummer Lozz Benson (That Redhead) sharing duties with producer Michael Carpenter (Love Hrtz).
Never content to spend a night indoors, The Soul Movers headed stateside to play shows from LA to NY as they cut BONA FIDE in a series of iconic studios that occupy hallowed musical ground including Fame, Muscle Shoals Jimmy Nutt's The Nutthouse Studio in Alabama, and in Memphis, Royal and Sun Studios. At the latter, “X” marks the spot where Elvis sang, and that’s where Lizzie stood and delivered as the band lay down some of the finest grooves you’re likely to hear in 2019." Sean Sennett
With Bona Fide, The Soul Movers offer an album that features many hit-making musicians.
These include legendary "Swampers" David Hood on bass, Spooner Oldham on keys and Milton Sledge on drums joined by Kelvin Holly, Little Richard's guitarist of 20 years, on guitar.
Having recorded across many iconic studios including Sun and Royal in Memphis, as well as Fame and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, 'Bona Fide' places The Soul Movers' music in the highly skilled hands of the originators of these exciting soul-pop, blues, and 'old school' R&B genres where they reinforced their craft with the masters themselves.
In terms of performance, Glenn A. Baker captures the band's live festival-style 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."
Live Show Dates 2019 - NSW . VIC . QLD . WA .
Sunday, Nov 10
The Newtown Festival - NSW
Closing slot - Main Stage - 4:40pm - 5:20pm
Thursday, Nov 28
The Vanguard - Newtown NSW
(with Amazing Woolloomoolosers)
Friday, December 6
A Very Friendly Xmas Party – The Vic, Bathurst
With Smith & Jones and The Gents
Saturday, December 14 - from 4-8pm
The Servo Food Truck – W'gong NSW
(with Fangin' Felines and The Cha Cha Cha's)
Tuesday, Dec 31
New Years Eve Show 8pm
Friday, January 10
Elvis Festival - Parkes NSW
9pm - 10pm - The Little Theatre
Friday, January 24
Saturday, February 1
The Vanguard - Newtown NSW
Sunday, February 16
The Junk Yard Maitland
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Thursday, February 27
The Sewing Room Perth
Sat Feb 29 and Sun 1 March
Nannup Music Festival WA
Saturday: 11:05pm -11.55pm Town Hall
Sunday: 9:00pm - 9:40pm Town Hall
Saturday, March 14 - Mainstage @2pm
Friday, March 27
The Gunnedah Hotel - NSW
Saturday, March 28
The Tamworth Hotel
Saturday, April 25
Gumball / Dashville Festival
Friday, May 29
(Show and tour clips of USA Studios including
Sun and Royal, Memphis, TN)
Sunday, May 3 @6pm