Fri. 22nd & Sat. 23rd Feb 2019
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Sino | The Bar Upstairs
Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys
Adam Hall is an accomplished Trumpeter, Vocalist and Composer based in Perth, Australia. He began playing in 1990 at the age of ten and later studied the craft at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. Adam is also competent in playing the Trombone, Alto Sax, Piano, Euphonium, Mellophonium and a little bit of Bass and Drums for good measure.
In his early career Adam played at the Sydney Olympics and was Artist in Residence at Southbridge Jazz Club, Singapore. He has worked with numerous talents such as James Morrison, Don Burrows, 45-year-long former leader of the Count Basie Orchestra Frank Foster, Shirley Horn’s band, Vanessa Amorosi and Grace Knight, to name just a few.
Adam has since made tours to Europe and various cities all over the world including Singapore, Boston, New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles. He has performed throughout Germany at the Jazzclub Rheignau, Yorckschlösschen, Ratskeller Köpenick and on the Rhein River and played at the Rockin’ Race Jamboree in Spain and the Metropol in Vienna. Adam was a guest musician in Jeremy Monteiro’s Merry Bebop: A Jazz Christmas for 2013 and headlined the opening night of the Berne Jazz & Blues Sessions in Switzerland in 2014 with Lillian Boutte and members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, 2015 opened for UB40 and Nile Rodgers, made an extensive tour to Hong Kong and sold out shows at SingJazz in Singapore.
Adam Hall features on Bluesin’ The Groove’s 2013 album ‘Mess Around’, which won Blues Album of the Year in Germany and ranked number 5 in the international list.
In 2005 he formed a classic Rhythm & Blues band, ‘Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys’. The band is an institution of the Australian vintage music scene and renowned for its captivating live performances, marked by slick presentation and raw energy. Alongside Adam (Vocals, Trumpet) it features some of Western Australia’s finest musicians, including: Mark Turner (Guitar), Anthony Dodos (Trombone), Bronton Ainsworth (Drums), Kate Pass (Double Bass) and Adrian Galante (Keys).
The band’s repertoire is rooted in the Jazz and Rhythm & Blues music of the 40’s and 50’s, from artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Sammy Davis Junior, Harry Connick Junior, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Berry and The Blues Brothers. They also include a large library of Adam Hall originals and unique arrangements, which can be found on their four albums: I’ve Got News For You (2007, feat. Big Jay McNeely), When It’s Party Time Down South (2011, feat. Richard Jackson and Rick Smith), It’s You, It’s Me (2012, feat. Jessie Gordon), The Rhythm Spectacular – The Music of Beyoncé (2014, feat. Jessie Gordon and Yara Neto) Soul Out Run – 7 nights in a row, With You (2016 – full length release).
Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys was nominated for Best Jazz Act in the 2010 West Australian Music Industry awards, and have been a hit at major festivals and events around Australia: The Narooma Great Souther Blues Festival (NSW), Wintersun (QLD), MLX (VIC), Alice Springs Cup Ball (NT), Fairbridge Folk Festival, Shinju Matsuri Pearl Festival and Bridgetown Blues (all WA).
Cover charge: RM25nett/pax
Dress code applies: No Shorts & Slippers.
Showtime 10pm. Table bookings for diners only.
Minimum age 10 & above.
For more information, please call 03 4260-2288
or log on to www.alexis.com.my
Alexis Bistro Ampang
Great Eastern Mall
303 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur