MEMPHIS NIGHTS

MEMPHIS NIGHTS

Australian artist - with the American Name.
Old School Funk/Rock and Blues - meets new school sounds.
The result.....Memphis Nights.

Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Australian artist - with the American Name. Old School Funk/Rock and Blues - meets new school sounds. The result.....Memphis Nights. Raised in country Victoria on Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker and Springsteen, Memphis hibernated (writing, composing and recording). Emerging with over 350 original pieces, Memphis then put together a pub/rock band to suit the music tastes of the area. "The Swamp Cats" played for 5 years in just about every backwater bar, party and festival that was going at the time, and because of the American influences and style of music, the name Memphis Nights was born. At the end of 2003, Memphis was called to Melbourne, and had to leave the band. Now as a soloist with his own recordings, Memphis Nights now has his first full length CD, with a flavour of city life sounds and influences. A new band will soon come together when Memphis return to the live scene. 

Diving into the dark middle to low class world of Melbournes' sub-culture, this album opens a new generation of Cinematic pop. 17 tracks featuring thick funk Bass lines and catchy guitar riffs, layered with powerful samples, Brass and strings, this fresh recording takes the listener to a world of the lost, underprivileged and the deprived, with an undertheme of hope and optimism. Memphis puts his undeniably recognizable voice to the mix - The gravelly fire that burns through the rock tracks, the soft haunting tones that sweeps through the ballads, and the funky soul drive that pulses on the dance/funk tracks. All collaborate to form a piece of work that goes beyond the realm of just radio, but moves into the world of Film and TV. With enough material for a further 3 or 4 releases, Memphis Nights will continue to grow and craft his work, and to play a continuing role as one of Australia's more prolific and pioneering artists.



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