HI FI LOUNGE LIZARDS

HI FI LOUNGE LIZARDS

Founded by Elvis Aljus and Leighton Hema. A Melbourne based acoustic electronica outfit bringing together the finest musicianship and tastiest beats.

Melbourne , VIC, Australia

About Us Elvis Aljus Founded by Elvis Aljus and Leighton Hema. A Melbourne based acoustic electronica outfit bringing together the finest musicianship and tastiest beats.

Biography

HI Fi Lounge Lizards, founded by Elvis Aljus and fronted by Leighton Hema are a Melbourne based acoustic electronica outfit bringing together the finest musicianship and tastiest beats & sounds. Leighton Hema - Born in New Zealand, Melbourne-based, His musical pedigree spans two decades and an ARIA Award. A truly dynamic performer, he was a founding member of chart-topping band Past To Present, With a string of Top 40 hits and supporting acts such as Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Earth Wind & Fire, Shaggy, James Brown, and Naughty By Nature, to name a few.

Elvis Aljus is a sought after performer, studio musician and recording artist. His CV reads like a musical who’s who, having played percussion and drums for over 20 years with artists such as, Kate Ceberano, Sugar Babes, Danni Minogue, Bardot, Daniel Merriweather, Renee Geyer, Mark de CliveLowe+LadyAlma, Mo Horizons(Germany), Breakestra(US), Jo Bataan(US).The Bamboos, Nouvelle Vague (France), Including his own bands such as Gypsy Brown and Zoophyte who have been supported acts Like De La Soul, INXS, Kylie Minogue, Jamiriqui, Pink, Shaggy.

Hi Fi Lounge Lizards are Elvis Aljus – live percussion and sample beats, Leighton Hema- DJ and Vocals, and Other members of the Hi Fi are a collective of professional musicians who have been performing for most of their lives and can fit into the on the spot live creation that is the Hi Fi. ? The line-up is DJ, Vocals, Percussion, keyboard and trumpet, however it can consist of a harpists or violinists, flute, saxophone, accordion or trumpet, guitar or bass. The combination of instruments can be tailored to suit any brief. The sound created by the ensemble is very distinct, a fusion of electronic with acoustic instruments. The majority of the repertoire is real time creation using the latest technical equipment and programs accompanied by live musicians. Different to the average hard dance music, they play ambient chill out music, and given their experience as live performers they are able to read a crowd and play to the ambience of the environment. Or can bring it all the way to up-tempo funky dance music if needed, which makes the Hi Fi perfect for any occasion. ? Collectively the Hi Fi Lounge lizards have performed with artists such as,U2, BB King, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The Bamboos, Los Cabrones, Sugar Babes, Breakestra, Mo’Horizons, Dj Spinner, John Butler, Doc Neeson, Ozomatli, Art and Cyril Neville of The Meters and The Neville Brothers, Danni Minogue



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