Jul 9, 5pm to 7pm, Caffè Chiave, 2500 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
A band of accomplished and powerful women, Hussy Hicks
have made a name for themselves locally and on the international stage the old fashioned way - by playing their music and connecting with audiences one passionate performance at a time.
Julz Parker is widely-recognized amongst her peers as one of Australia's finest guitar players, with a tone and approach that sits stylistically between Jimmy Page, Peter Green, Django Reinhardt and Tom Morello. Leesa Gentz's powerhouse stage presence, soaring vocals and massive smile will steal your heart, have you hanging on every note and leave a tingle dancing down your spine.
It is now 10 years since they released their debut album, Life Plays Out, and Hussy Hicks are currently on the road introducing fans old and new to their fifth full length offering, On the Boundaries. This album experiments with their sound and production to create something familiar yet fresh, and the results are nothing short of stunning. They run the gamut of musical genres incorporating blues, folk and riffy rock with gypsy, surf, alt country and soul, all cheekily woven together with beautiful vocal harmonies.
"Hussy Hicks Rock!" - Michael Franti
"A not to be missed act that are ready for the world." - Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director
"These girls epitomize everything I admire about great music - instinct, passion, courage, creativity and a distinct refusal to compromise their vision." - Kim Cheshire, Country Update Magazine
"Watching Julz Parker play her custom-made acoustic dreadnought is nothing short of breathtaking; a stark reminder of the huge gap between simply `playing guitar' and the ability to make an instrument the extension of your musical imagination." - Sabian Wilde, X Press Magazine
"Probably the best band you've never heard of." - Planet London
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door and $10 students with ID. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!
Jul 9, 8pm to 10pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley