VIX AND THE SLICK CHIX

VIX AND THE SLICK CHIX

A versatile BIG sounding little 3 piece all female band with a style all their own. A mixture of Chicago style Blues, Soul, R & B and somewhere in between.


Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Award winning Blues, Soul, R & B Band


"The Slick Chix" Boast a HUGE repertoire covering Blues, Soul, Roots, Rock, R & B & Goodtime Tunes from the last 6 decades.
 If you're looking for Background music or an upbeat party vibe the slick chix always deliver, with great humour & a quick wit.

 Their sole objective is to entertain the crowd & with with Talent in bucket loads & their  decades of experience in live performance, they are able to read an audience and deliver just what's required at any moment.
Functions,weddings,pubs,clubs,festivals...No matter what the venue,if you need entertainment Vix & the slick chix provide quality, professional entertainment and  great value for money.

Rockin’ the house with their 3 Piece all-girl band, Vix and the Slick Chix already boast a large and loyal following, eagerly anticipating each and every gig, this band is only to start playing and more fans are born.
Straight up and into it, your ears are blessed and your feet cannot be stilled. A mixture of Blues, Soul and somewhere in between, you will be reminded of all those wonderful songs you thought you would never stop playing, and discover new favourites.

The Courier Mail called Vix an "accomplished Blues Aficionado, with a huge presence and a voice to match"
Blues Assoc SEQ Blues magazine called her an " Amazing Aural Force" stating "Vicky's voice is awesome-plenty of grunt, passion and power -just gorgeous"
   

Our History
In 1997 three very special women came together to work on a musical project for “Vulcana Womens’ Circus” and today, joined by their love and respect for each other, they are still together - rockin’ the house with their 3 Piece all-girl band, Vix and the Slick Chix!

Already boasting a large and loyal following, eagerly anticipating each and every gig, this band is only to start playing and more fans are born. Straight up and into it, your ears are blessed and your feet cannot be stilled. A mixture of Blues, Soul and somewhere in between, you will be reminded of all those wonderful songs you thought you would never stop playing, and discover new favourites.

For three wonderful years The Slick Chix honed their passion for the Blues as part of the Wiley Reed Band at Brisbane’s Travellodge Hotel. This added dimension and depth to their own interpretations of some blues classics.

Who Are We?
Offering this inspiring great-time music is a refreshing and surprising group of women, rising above petty prejudices and delivering the goods to all.

VIX
Leading the Band is Vix (Vicki Sheather). This woman has won fans everywhere she has played; Australia, Asia, Europe. An amazing aural force, you could swear Aretha Franklin and James Brown’s souls have met and joined in Vicki’s vocals. Husky and caressing, she will take you with her, and then hurl you passionately and unexpectedly with a power and force to be reckoned with. But that's not where it ends. In this band, Vicki also takes on the demanding roll of rhythm and lead guitarist, laying down some righteous licks on her tasty black Gibson or Purple Fender Telecaster.

CLARE
Clare Smith has been playing in Brisbane and Sydney for the last 20 years. You may remember "The Surly Girlz" or "Acid World". These bands enjoyed a large underground following and Clare has brought to "Vix and the Slick Chix" her signature laid back style. With a seemingly effortless technique, she slaps the snare to life and brightens the songs, instinctively creating just the right amount of dynamics and excitement.

ALEATHEA
 On bass, we have Aleathea Monsour, joining Clare in ‘laying down the grooves’. To see her petite fingers bring her big black left handed bass to life is an unexpected treat. No wonder she has the following and fame that she does. Guitarist and songwriter, Leathy comes from a rich musical background (“Qwerty Girls”, “Scattered People”) and her musical work has created devotees from all walks of life.

    Together these women have found an inspiring voice, ignoring all those who said,
    "Hey! You're a girl, you can't do that!!"
    Mate!! They ARE doing it, and doing it brilliantly!
    Get ready to laugh and boogie - this IS a Good - Time Band!!

    Awards

  •     BASEQ Blues Excellence Awards 2000
  •     Best Female Vocalist – Vicki Sheather
  •     Best Album of the Year
  •     Best Song of the Year – "What More"
  •     Best Band of the Year


    Performance History

  •     Played regularly at "The Pavillion"-West End
  •     Regular weekly gig at the Travelodge-Roma street with Wiley Reed
  •     Burkes-The Red Brick Hotel-Wooloongabba
  •     Robina Tavern
  •     Woombye hotel
  •     Rosies Bar- Mooloolaba
  •     The Healer- Fortitude Valley
  •     Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
  •     Ladies Sing the Blues- Festival Brisbane
  •     And too many more to list.
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    Repertoire
    Blues

  •     Ain't Got You - Jimmy Reed
  •     Baby What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed
  •     Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
  •     Bring It On Home - Sam Cooke
  •     Don't Worry ‘bout A Thing - Vince Jones
  •     Don't You Lie To Me - Gary Moore
  •     Do You Really Love Me Baby - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  •     Evil Gal Blues - Dinah Washington
  •     Further On Up The Road - Eric Clapton
  •     Get Outta My Life Woman - Lee Dorsey
  •     Give Me One Reason To Stay Here - Tracy Chapman
  •     Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
  •     Hard Times - Ray Charles
  •     Hallelujah, I Love Him So - Ray Charles
  •     Hey Bartender - Floyd Dixon
  •     Keyhole Blues - Virginia Liston
  •     Let The Good Times Roll - Ray Charles
  •     Love Me With A Feeling - Bette Midler
  •     Miss Celie’s Blues -  The Color Purple
  •     Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out - Bessie Smith
  •     Sacred Things - Vika & Linda Bull
  •     Spoonful - Howlin’ Wolf
  •     Steppin’ Out - Buddy Guy
  •     Stoned Again - Dutch Tilders
  •     Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
  •     Times Gettin’ Tough Than Tough - Jimmy Witherspoon
  •     Tore Down - Freddie King
  •     Trouble In Mind - Lightning Hopkins
  •     Walkin’ By Myself - Jimmy Rogers
  •     Willie And The Hand Jive - Johnny Otis
  •     You Don’t Exist Anymore - Percy Mayfield
  •     You Don’t Love Me Baby - Junior Wells

    Rock

  •     Beast Of Burden - Bette Midler
  •     Born To Fight - Tracy Chapman
  •     Behind The Wall - Tracy Chapman
  •     Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
  •     Devilgate Drive - Suzi Quatro
  •     Fire - Pointer Sisters
  •     From Little Things - Kev Carmody
  •     Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley
  •     Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
  •     I’m Not In Love - Chrissie Hynde
  •     I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
  •     I Need A Lover - Pat Benatar
  •     Jammin’ - Bob Marley
  •     Like The Way I Do - Melissa Etheridge
  •     Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
  •     Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner
  •     Pleasure And Pain - Divinyls
  •     Summer Lovin’ - Grease
  •     Throw Your Arms Around Me - Hunters and Collectors
  •     To Her Door - Paul Kelly
  •     Total Control - Motels
  •     Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  •     Venus - Bananarama

         
    Soul & Motown

  •     Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
  •     Come Back Baby - Aretha Franklin
  •     Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  •     Do Right Woman - Phoebe Snow
  •     Fa Fa Fa - Otis Redding
  •     Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
  •     I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  •     I Feel Good - James Brown
  •     Knock On Wood - Eddy Floyd
  •     Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
  •     Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
  •     My Girl - The Temptations
  •     Please Please Please - James Brown
  •     Respect - Aretha Franklin
  •     River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
  •     6345789 - Wilson Pickett
  •     Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  •     Something Got A Hold On Me - Etta James
  •     Stand By Me - Ben E King
  •     So Fine - The Fiestas
  •     The Way You Do Things - The Temptations
  •     What A Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
  •     Won’t Be Long - Aretha Franklin
  •     What I Say - Ray Charles
  •     You Don’t Know Me - Ray Charles
  •     You’ve lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ - The Righteous Brothers

    R & B

  •     Jackie Wilson Said - Van Morrison
  •     Layla - Eric Clapton
  •     Love The One You’re With - Crosby Stills Nash Young
  •     May You Never - John Martin
  •     Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
  •     Summer In The City - The Lovin’ Spoonful
  •     The Weight - The Band
  •     Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker
  •     Walkin’ The Dog - The Rolling Stones

    Jazz

  •     Fever - Peggy lee
  •     I’ve Been Used - Vince Jones
  •     On Broadway - George Benson
  •     Stormy Weather - Lena Horne
  •     Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  •     Work Song - Nina Simone
  •     Originals
  •     Battin’ For The Other Side
  •     Bye Bye (So Lonely)
  •     You Left Me Blue
  •     Stirred Not Shakin’
  •     What More?
  •     Too Hot for Socks

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