On this warm day in Melbourne, Basement Discs hosted an in store of the elegant and intriguing duo The Baker Suite at lunchtime today. The Baker Suite are from Adelaide, but have been touring the East Coast with Mary Gauthier, and performing side shows on their own, promoting their wonderfully named CD, A Quartet for Car Horns And Brakes.
Their musical style is languid and atmospheric and is accurately described as “Straight from the heart and reminiscent of a smoky, French cafe. Guitarist & vocalist John Baker and accordionist Gayle Buckby create a seductive and potent world with compelling stories and lush instrumentation that carry the listener through elegant ballads, gypsy reggae and a lurching waltz in the rain at night”.
Indeed it was a very pleasant interlude for a lazy lunchtime in Melbourne wherein one could imagine oneself in a twilit taverna in France or Spain.
Check out The Baker Suite on their My Space Page and be seduced.