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Bernadette Novembre SINGLE LAUNCH
December 7, 2017 @ 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Bernadette Novembre is joining us for the first time at Big Soul. WIth heavy influences and partnering with a who’s who of our Big Soul line up, she is sure to get you moving!
FREE ENTRY & Cocktail Specials
Bernadette Novembre is a Soul/Garage Rock singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. She started singing at the age of 6 and toured in Australia and overseas with International artists. Having listened to her Mother’s Vinyl collection, Bernadette was inspired by the greats of the 1950’s and 1960’s such as Elvis Presley, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Zombies, Dusty Springfield, Cher, The Supremes – just to name a few. Bernadette is an enigma and believes she was born in the wrong era because of her tastes in music, fashion, film and literature.
Early in February 2017, Bernadette met with renowned Australian Producer Rhyno (Mushroom Music) and expressed her desire to release a swing/jazz album. On their first songwriting session however, the music took a different turn and the track ‘Everybody Knows’ was born and the others soon followed in a similar soul/garage rock style. This sound was a true representation of the music Bernadette loves and listened to in her formative years.
She will be releasing her debut EP in February 2018 called ‘Rebounding’ which will be 6 tracks of songs about life and love. Bernadette worked with renowned Producer Ryan Ritchie (Paris Wells, Rita Satch, Kimbra) who also co-wrote on the EP. Ritchie pushes the creative boundaries with his musical genius and diverges from the norm in his style. Bernadette also worked with many talented musicians to achieve her distinct sound (Ryan Ritchie on Electric Guitar & Keyboard – True Live & The Raah Project, Ivan Khatchoyan on Percussion – Cookin’ on 3 Burners, The Traffic & Mayfield, Jamie Stroud on Electric Bass – Fulton Street, Justin ‘Kenny’ Hall on Tenor Sax – Mayfield, Kattimoni & Maya, Travis Woods on Trumpet – Horns of Leroy, Chris Vizard on Trombone – Horns of Leroy and Sam Boon on Baritone Sax – Fulton Street & Guy Sebastian).
This EP is an amalgamation of Bernadette’s tumultuous life experiences and obsession with the music of the 1960’s. Some of her tracks even have a Reggae feel to them. One song you are sure not to get out of your head is ‘Everybody Knows’ which even though soul, has a hip-hop and funk vibe to it.
Bernadette will be performing live at Big Mouth together with her 8 piece band which includes:
Musical Director – Ryan Ritchie
Keyboard – Michael Cooper (Maya)
Drums – Christian Tito Uson (Maya Weiss & Dub Princess)
Bass – Jesse Chin-Quan (Mayfield & Thando)
Electric Guitar – Alex Hughes (Maya)
Trumpet – Travis Woods (Horns of Leroy & The Sugarfoot Ramblers)
Trombone – Chris Vizard (Horns of Leroy & The Sugarfoot Ramblers)
Tenor Saxophone – Justin ‘Kenny’ Hall (Maya, Kattimoni & Mayfield)
Baritone Saxophone – Sam Boon (Fulton Street & Guy Sebastian)
Backing Vocals – Liona & Janna Tatafu (Tatafu & Fulton Street)