- July 19, 2018
Swinging Gin Cruise
When was the last time you had an American Float?
Introducing Australia’s Hottest Swing Band Lucky Seven
When a like-minded attachment of musical aficionados’ grace the stage the result speaks for itself. To encapsulate a genre of music that appeals to all generations is a winning formula effortlessly perfected by the band ‘Lucky Seven’.
What started as a predominantly swing band doing Sinatra, Crosby and Martin, they were quick to expand their repertoire with strains of rockabilly and rhythm ‘n’ blues. Their wide appeal is evident and can have all ages and any joint jumping.
A driving rhythm section coupled with hostile horns blend together suitably with full-size vocals. Comprising vocals, drums, double bass, guitar, trumpet, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone. Singularly they are accomplished muso’s but together they are a force to be reckoned with.
But what’s more is their appearance. Complementary to the music is their garb ‘a la gangster’. Just like Elliot Ness in looks, musically these cats are untouchable, right down to the bullet holes in the bass, bearing no criticism of musicianship, more-so vending sly hootch and dancing girls perchance?
Lucky Seven’s first performance saw support for Adelaide rockabilly icons The Saucermen at The Jade Monkey in 2004. This historic venue was the site of the first Balfours bakery. The punters stood in awe and treated to a polished performance by this new swing outfit, dare I say, far from half-baked.
In 2005 the guys won a band competition held by the SKYCITY Adelaide Casino which saw them perform in Darwin. On their return to Adelaide, they continued on as the house band at the Adelaide Casino for the next eight years.
After mastering the swing standards the boys put pen to paper and the result is original tunes that are reminiscent of the genre. A testament of their abilities and eagerly received by their disciples.
Having conquered the nightspots of Adelaide they set their sites on Australia. Lucky Seven are now seasoned travellers, interstate and abroad, wowing crowds with their sound and stage presence.
So as these swingin’ hepcats grab hold of the musical pendulum and swing with it, you can be guanranteed of an entertaining experience with ‘Lucky Seven’.
I am so very please to have these guys aboard! Theming the nights food into Americana you can expect mini gourmet hotdogs, burgers and fries. Finished of with an American Float or sundae! All locally sourced and made as you have come to expect on Floating Melodies. Top that off with boutique wines, craft beers and local sodas and you are in for one heck of a night! Our first gin focused cruise too with KIS Gin!
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