The Retrosonics
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Tel: Roger Garrood
0417 929 421

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ABOUT THE RETROSONICS
The Retrosonics played their first gig on 20 April 2008 at the Fremantle Jazz Club following six months of writing and rehearsing the music. The band was founded by leader, Roger Garrood to play a mixture of soul and blues in a big band setting. Gigs have included Freo Jazz, PJS @ Charles Hotel and York Jazz & Soul Festival. Stage one: to prepare a working library of 'standards' partly from the Motown era and Stage two: compose original tunes and lyrics to use on a CD. Stage one is very well developed and work has started on stage 2. This information will be updated as progress continues.

Jeannie Norris, Jenny Wrenn, Sue Bluck & Kerry Byrom Carter - Vocals. Roger Garrood- Alto Sax, flutes, & MD. Ricki Mallet- Trumpet. Callum G'Froer- Trumpet. Tilman Robinson- Trombone. Ben Collins- Tenor Sax, clarinet. Lee Buddle/Mark Sprogowsky- Baritone Sax. Mike Nelson- Keyboards,vocals. Mace Francis- Guitar. Wayne Slater- Bass. Glen Walsh- Drums,vocals.

INFLUENCES
Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Lou Rawls, Tower Of Power, Ray Charles, Kool And The Gang

SOUNDS LIKE
Come to a gig and find out!

The Retrosonics is an emerging WA band conceived and directed by jazz sax musician Roger Garrood. Blues, Soul, Funk and Motown are all included in the band's repertoire. This larger than usual ensemble offers scope for composers and arrangers to be musically creative. The band draws it's influences from Ray Charles, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, Kool and the Gang and a host of others.

Popular local venues where the band has performed are Fremantle Jazz, Perth Jazz Society, Devills nightclub and the York Jazz and Soul Festival.

Tonights program will be rich in Soul, Motown and Funk. So far every gig the band has played they have been invited back for repeat performances.  Currently preparing for their first CD recording, music lovers would be advised to follow the musical progress of this young ensemble on
www.myspace.com/retrosonics

The Retrosonics featured vocalist for this event will be the respected and popular soul singer Jeannie Norris.


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