A special line-up for Brackets and Jam

The Moving Stills

The Moving Stills

The next Brackets and Jam event will be held at Kincumba Mountain on Friday, June 13.

The evening will see performances from The Moving Stills, BluesAngels and Storm Cellar. The Moving stills are a three-piece alternative/indie rock band from the Central Coast consisting of Tom Mahler (guitar and vocals), Brad Guthmann (bass) and Brad Evans (drums). The band began playing covers but now enjoy writing and playing their own music. They are influenced by Boy and Bear, Sticky Fingers, Chet Faker, The Jungle Giants and The Black Keys.

The group is currently experimenting with different genres such as reggae and rock trying to develop different sounds and rhythms. The second act, Multi-instrumentalist trio BluesAngels, formed in 2011 to bring original and authentic acoustic folk blues/jazz/roots to the Central Coast and beyond. From jug band to jazzinfused New Orleans shake, Chicago blues bellow to bluegrass bounce, plugged or unplugged, BluesAngels performs with a variety of instruments including guitars and gobirons, mandos and banjos, the big bull fiddle and a thimbleful of washboard whaling.

Tom Flood is on vocals, 5-string banjo, harmonicas, acoustic guitar and washboard, Cec Bucello is on vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo mandolin, stomp box and kazoo while Frank Russell plays double bass and sings. This act will be followed by a drum jam and then by Stormcellar. Since 2007, Stormcellar have been pumping out album after album, with little regard for whether they should or not.

Built on the bones of a straight forward, old fashioned rhythm and blues line up of bass, slide, guitar, drums and harp, Stormcellar should fit neatly into one category. Add a mandolin, a melodic singer with the range and power to travel from gospel to southern fried rock, throw in the occasional fiddle, convict/ colonial bit of folk, complex adult oriented arrangements and lyrics that do more than just rhyme and you have an interesting beast indeed. Described as `The Rolling Stones fronted by James Taylor’ by Americana bible `No Depression’, Stormcellar are a powerhouse song writing band with a formidable live show.

Email, 25 May 2014
Noel Plummer,
Brackets and Jam