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 Lucky Seven.
What started as a predominantly swing band doing Sinatra, Crosby, Martin and Prima standard tunes or the more contemporary Royal Crown Revue, Lucky Seven were quick to expand their repertoire with strains of jazz, roots rock n' roll and rockabilly. 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, upright bass, guitar, trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone. Singularly they are accomplished musicians but together they are a force to be reckoned with.
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 outfit The Saucermen at the Jade Monkey nightclub in 2004. In 2005 the guys won a band competition held by the Adelaide Casino which saw them perform in Darwin in 2006. A regular weekly gig at Adelaide Casino has confirmed them as the longest performing resident band there, drawing a healthy crowd in the Balcony Bar of mostly non-gamblers. The swingsters recorded a live album there in 2007 with artwork by close friend Gen Stanfield.
Having conquered the nightspots of North Terrace they set their sites on Melbourne in July 2009. Arriving virtually unknown they made a noise loud enough to be invited back in February 2010.
After mastering the swing standards the boys have put pen to paper and the result is original tunes that appear on their most recent album and reminiscent of the genre. A testament of their abilities and eagerly received by their disciples.
So as these swingin' hepcats grab hold of the musical pendulum and swing with it, we can be assured of a long and entertaining existence for Lucky Seven.
"My main contact person was Caroline Martel; she was extremely helpful and always followed up my many emails promptly. As I have never booked a speaker under these circumstances, I had many questions! Caroline was obviously very knowledgeable and was a delight to work with."
Chilwell Primary School
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