Today’s lunchtime in store at the Basement Discs featured new Melbourne band FLAP! They were fabulous!
They are Jessica Guille (Vocals and Ukulele), Eamon McNelis (Vocals and Trumpet), Mark Elton (Double Bass and Vocals).and Ben Hendry (Drums) and their music is a mix of Latin, Swing and Jazz. They are spirited, energetic performers and have a winsome stage presence that instantly engages the audience and, besides, are great fun to watch.
They are promoting their debut self titled CD - a collection of original songs that have an old time sensibility but with thoroughly modern (quirky) lyrics.
I found the below description of the band on the web, and it struck me as being funny and appropriate:
“…FLAP! sing songs about falling off cliffs, getting naked and being poor, as well as the universal themes of falling in love and getting wasted. Flap! sound like roaming minstrels from the rural back roads of 1930's America who somehow discovered a time machine and ended up at a Kylie Minogue concert.”
Check them out on their My Space Page
Next week Downhills Home are in store – not to be missed!