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JJ Grey & Mofro

JJ Grey & Mofro

Monday 5 Oct
” When you take eight formidable musicians including sax, trumpet and organ players and throw them into one giant brew of Swamp Rock, with a pinch of Blues, a touch of RnB and a whole lot of Soul, lord knows you’re in for something evocative” / “Thrusting, banging and slapping that music maker on top of his expressive vocals, along with the bands tight timing was almost too good to handle” – Ultra Underground
“A masterful performance” – Oxford American

JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must— you see that the man is fearless.
Grey began touring as Mofro in the late ’90s, with a lyrical directness, and backbeats that crossed Steve Cropper with George Clinton, as his fan base grew from a modest group of loyal initiates into something resembling a national coalition.
Grey’s new release Ol’ Glory captures the fierceness and intimacy that defines a Grey live performance. “I wanted that crucial lived-in feel,” Grey says of Ol’ Glory, and here he hits his mark.
On the new album, Grey and his current Mofro line-up offer grace and groove in equal measure, with an easygoing quality to the production that makes those beautiful muscular drum-breaks sound as though the band has set up in your living room.
This is a rare and true treat for Australian audiences – don’t miss it!

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