THE SOUL MOVERS
Lizzie Mack - Vocals Murray Cook - Guitar Matt Crawford - Bass Marko Simec - Piano + Organ Luke Herbert - Drums
Featuring the much-loved legend, ex-Red Wiggle, Murray Cook, and led by long-Leggedpower-house,Lizzie Mack, The Soul Movers musical tour-de-force across a hip and funky retro musical spectrum, recreating the best sounds from the 1960s and 70s, making them one of the most exciting new live and festival acts on the touring circuit today.
Backed by a band oozing with musical talent, The Soul Movers have recorded in both the and Australia to create four critically-acclaimed albums which are regularly presented with humour and passion on many of Australia’s biggest stages and most-loved festivals.
Evolving with over a decade of experience and collaboration, the outfit enjoys a stable union and magical combination with the resulting creation of three albums for ABC Music /UMA:‘Testify!’, ‘Bona Fide’, and last year’s release -‘Evolution’.
Since showcasing ‘Testify!’ at SXSW in 2017, then ambitiously recording ‘Bona Fide’ at seven iconic studios across the United States (including Sun and Royal Studios in Memphis and Fame and Muscle Shoals Sound in Alabama) the band’s sound has only grown from strength to strength.
This is music that is all about the soul-its passion, emotional nuance, heartbreak, celebration, hurt, and love. ‘Bona Fide’ is the sound of a talented, experienced bunch of soul-music lovers making a record where the essence of this passion and feeling is coursing through their veins.
The Soul Movers have commenced recording their fourth album – due out in March 2023 - with many new musical collaborations and exciting opportunities, currently in the pipeline.
The band’s line-up of incredible talent, who count themselves among the best in Australia, includes drummer Luke Herbert with Matthew Crawford on bass and Marko Simec on keys (Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers, Don Walker, etc).
‘Bona Fide’ is the sound of a talented, experienced bunch of soul-music lovers making a record where the essence of this passion and feelings coursing through their veins. You can’t really ask for anything more.
BRIAN WISE Editor, Rhythms Magazine
“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...
GLENN A. BAKER AM, Journalist/ARIA Hall of Fame Advisory Committee
“The Soul Movers are aptly named for their body-driven music that will have any audience writhing in their seats. The group combines electrifying guitar riffs with soul-groove and a sprinkling of pop to form a night out that audiences will never forget".
STUART COUPE Author, journalist, music commentator, independent artist publicist and radio broadcaster.
The Soul Movers' high energy bursts through to deliver a new album which is a tasty collection surprise and delight”.
TAIT MACGREGOR - The AU Review
“The very essence of soul music beats inside the members of The Soul Movers and as such, they play the music with feeling, passion, and a big, pulsating heart. Stuart Coupe, Author/Journalist/ Radio BroadcasterExperiencing the Soul Movers live is an essential experience for anyone seriously interested in that broad umbrella of "live music."
BERNIE HOWITT - RAM Magazine
“You want a word to describe the Soul Movers? How about electric.”
SEAN SENNETT - Music writer, author, and ABC Radio music journalist and radio broadcaster.
This new Soul Movers album is like a well-cut suit. It feels classy on but also has room to move whenever you step onto a dancefloor. More sophisticated, a little rockier, with a touch of church - plus it never loses its shape.
BERNARD ZUEL - Music critic, host of The Right Note and JournalIist
The Soul Movers are far more than just their cool moves. We are talking consummate style with an infectious, spiritual energy led by the commanding presence of Lizzie Mack and the rockin’ real-deal guitar of Murray Cook. Their album’s title - Bona Fide - truly says it all.
BOB GORDON - Around The Sound editor and music journalist.
Live footage courtesy of Michael King - shot @ Lefty's Oldtime Music Hall in Brisbane (Sept 2018)