The natural: Just doing what comes naturally – it’s only “work” for her parents’ benefit.
An encyclopaedia of show tunes, 70s TV ads, 80s hit parade, & whatever song was just on the radio. As a child, it drove her family mad. Now when Jen stops singing, the crowd yells “more”!
Where’s Jen? Just ducked into a boutique to try on a vintage frock for your next big event.
The nerd: possessor of a little too much information at times, but handy as Maradonna on trivia night.
Growing up in a house without a record player, a life-long obsession with music takes hold. The only skinny white guitarist never to play Sweet Child O Mine, instead paving his stairway to heaven with records on Stax, Motown, Tuff Gong & Blue Note.
When we can’t find him, Lach is flicking through record crates looking for that song.
The doctor: if he can’t put a groove in a song, that song is dead my friends.
A South Coast boy who dived head-first into the Sydney independent music scene. When he resurfaced, a jazz café in Amsterdam was the starting point in the pursuit of unravelling the mysteries of the double-bass.
If he doesn’t answer the phone we can usually find his van parked at a pumping surf break.
The chameleon: can switch from bossa to jazz-waltz seamlessly & without cracking his blue-steel gaze.
With the South Coast in his blood, Hayden made his way back from the Big Smoke and was promptly kidnapped by The Escalators where he finds himself a slave to the groove. The wide-ranging music style of the band is perfect for a drummer who is a veritable rhythm-atlas.
If he’s not at the beach, we can find him in the lotus position fasting on almonds.
The therapist: occasional counsellor & always able to bring us back to Earth with a killer sense of humour.
A small town girl who was born playing piano. Music teacher; music therapist; wine & cheese connoisseur – perfectly qualified to wield her musical weapons with The Escalators!
If Amy is missing in the set-break, she might just be rocking an air guitar on the dance floor.
The alchemist: able to weave musical gold with his magic horn in any situation.
As a wee lad he soaked up the sounds of the family record collection while his Old Man sang in show bands. Singing& playing in bands on the Sydney Ska & Reggae scene, Dave devoted himself to jazz, practicing on CBD rooftops in his lunch break.
If Dave goes missing, we’re never worried…he has enough Apps to get to Oz and back.
|Tour: EP Launch!|
|12/09/14||Berrima||Quartet – E2 – Berrima||Australia|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: Old Hume Highway. Venue phone: 4877 1977. Celebrating the release of our new EP “Felix”. The Quartet playing South Coast Swing & Soul in the refined ambience of a Southern Highlands wine bar. Ph. 4877 1977|
|13/09/14||Wollongong||Quartet – Three Chimneys||Australia|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 63/65 Crown Street. Venue phone: 0456 208 737. Helping to launch our EP “Felix”, the QUARTET brings South Coast Swing & Soul to a venue with a bigger buzz thanToy Story. Early Instrumental Set then 2 sets of Vocal Goodness . Table dancing? Of course!|
|14/09/14||Batemans Bay||Quartet – On The Pier||Australia|
|Time: 2:00pm. Address: Old Punt Rd. Venue phone: (02) 4472 6405. Celebrating the release of our EP “Felix” Our Quartet playing 3 sets while you sip cocktails overlooking the Clyde River & say ‘sayonara’ to the sun. Not a lot to complain about there. Discounts on pre-sale tickets. Book ahead: (02) 4472 6405|
|21/09/14||Ulladulla||Quartet – Cupitts Winery & Restaurant||Australia|
|Time: 2:00pm. Admission: FREE. Address: 58 Washburton Road. Venue phone: (02) 4455 7888. RIPE Sculpture Exhibition Opening! The QUARTET playing Jazz & other grooves while guests dine a la carte or stretch out with picnic blankets & woodfired pizza, overlooking the vineyard & the Budawang Ranges. Music 2pm – 5pm.|
|24/09/14||Canberra||Quartet – Hippo Co Bar||Australia|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5. Address: 17 Garema Pl. Venue phone: (02) 6247 7555. Bringing our new EP “Felix” to this hip night spot in the Capital. Wednesday is Jazz Night at Hippo Co. We’ll be throwing some funk, soul & reggae into the shaker as well & coming up with a Cocktail sure to smooth out the steepest Hump Day. Music from 8.30pm|
|25/09/14||Braidwood||Quartet – STUR Gallery||Australia|
|Time: 6:30pm. Admission: $15. Address: 84 Wallace St. Venue phone: 0430169836. Bringing our EP “”Felix”” to play in this gorgeous gallery setting with great acoustics. An intimate show with a community vibe. Supper available. Music from 7pm. Contact Kelly at Stur Gallery for tickets & details. Ph: 0430169836 Website: www.stur.com.au Buy Tickets|
August 25th, 2014
This is a short one-minute clip filmed during recording of our EP "Felix" in July 2014. Featuring our original song "Hide & Seek". Our Debut EP "Felix" is available now through our online store. Enjoy! [...]
August 25th, 2014
Our Debut EP "Felix" available now through our online store: 1. The Girl From Ipanema 2. Moondance 3. My Favourite Things 4. Hide & Seek 5. I've Got You Under My Skin 6. Summertime Conceived in the van, after numerous attempts, on late-night lonely highways during return[...]
May 16th, 2014
About 6 years ago, The Escalators were a group of friends playing a few tunes now & then at local jam sessions & community festivals on the South Coast. Like students in a share-house, we cooked with what we had[...]
Ceremony: Our Ceremony song was nothing but perfect! I got goose bumps.
Requested Songs: Hearing the amazing songs that we chose together sung for us was just divine.
Requested Songs: Words can’t describe how we felt listening to our songs being played & sung live.
Dancing: You made our night. I’m actually surprised the dance floor didn’t collapse!
Dancing: I was blown away by the quality and presence and how you really got the dance floor rocking!
Dancing: Even more than we were hoping for…even got me on the dance floor and I hate dancing!
General Awesomeness: It was perfect, from the beach to the camp. Everyone loved it, especially us!
General Awesomeness: I didn’t want to leave after listening to you guys play.
General Awesomeness: So entertaining! Really made the Party!
General Awesomeness: Created the perfect vibe & atmosphere.
General Awesomeness: Absolutely perfect…wish I could turn back the clock and do it all over.
General Awesomeness: Everyone is still raving about how good the band was!
General Awesomeness: I think all our guests fell in love with you!
General Awesomeness: Absolutely Brilliant. Thank you for making things easy for me in organising things from London.
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