Music in the Gardens - Hot Potato Band
When: 1pm - 3pm Sunday 20 May 2018
Where: Albury Botanic Gardens, Wodonga Place, Albury
Anything could happen! Known to cause a severe case of happy fever, this 10 piece brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show at Music in the Gardens!
The Hot Potato Band have become one of the most celebrated festival bands in Australia. Evolving from their roots as a roving band on the streets of Sydney, they continue to capture their unique energy and interaction on stage. The band has put an Australian edge to its 'multi-genre' music which is influenced by ska, blues, funk, pop, reggae, afro-cuban and folk, as well as the classic brass band sounds of New Orleans. Beware, as they make you the centre of their performance… literally!
The bands unique sound comes from the absence of a single drum kit, bass guitar and electrified instruments. Three drummers create synchronised grooves on a deconstructed drum kit. The bass lines are covered by an enormous, lung busting Sousaphone. Two baritone saxophones mimic the part of a rhythm guitar and the bands huge array of horns cover catchy chorus lines and provide a beautiful harmonic cloud for Ben (the vocalist) to float above.
Members of the band include: Simon Ghali (Drums), James Swanson (Drums), Marc Malliate (Drums), Daniel Moore (Sousaphone), Peter Orenstein (Baritone Sax), James Mackay (Tenor Sax), Edward Tan (Alto Sax), Nicholas Calligeros (Trumpet), Max Mallen-Cooper (Trombone), Ben Goldstein (Vocals).
Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic and get happy with the Hot Potato Band! A limited number of chairs and tables are provided, with ample space for your own picnic run and cushions. BBQ, ice-creams, coffee and Posh Plonk's selection of wines available for sale. BYO alcohol is permitted. Music in the Gardens is a smoke-free event.
Music in the Gardens is a series of free outdoor concerts staged at the Albury Botanic Gardens during Spring and Autumn presented by AlburyCity and Johnsons MME with support from the Murray Conservatorium.