#GenerationNuSoul is proud to present The Rebirth Of Fresh, an exploration through iconic music. The Rebirth Of Fresh is a new weekly event held at Ginger’s in Darlinghurst that sees Sydney’s freshest musicians and vocalists tap into their creative expression and push sonic boundaries as they interpret an iconic album or producer’s body of work. With a new theme to deconstruct each month, a different guest vocalist each week and alternating between two house bands, The Rebirth Of Fresh will take the audience on a unique trip each Friday night.
In October we are pleased to officially launch The Rebirth Of Fresh at Ginger’s with two dates – October 10th and 24th – before taking up residency every Friday night at Ginger’s from November. In light of Stevie Wonder’s announcement of an 11 city US tour of one of his most treasured albums, what better way to kick off The Rebirth Of Fresh than to knock audiences off their feet as the bands pay tribute to and reinterpret his ‘Songs In the Key Of Life’ double album.
The opening dates will feature two unique and very different vocalists. On October 10th the sensual, jazz inflected vocals of Wallace Gollan will be tackling classic tracks such as ‘As’, ‘Another Star’ and ‘Love’s In Need Of Love’ with in demand musicians Kristen Fletcher on keys, Martin Serra on bass, and Dom Cabrera on drums.
October 24th will see the powerhouse ARIA nominated vocalist Jeremy Gregory put his spin on Songs In the Key Of Life alongside Tully Ryan on drums, Joel Jenkins on keys and more to be announced.
With songs that tackle all spectrums of life – from social consciousness (‘Pastime Paradise’) to the pure joy of parenthood (‘Isn’t She Lovely’) and the complicated yet beautiful nature of relationships (‘Knocks Me Off My Feet’), Stevie Wonder’s Grammy award winning album, Songs In The Key Of Life, is as pertinent today as it was at the time of its release in 1976. The double album featured the hits, ‘I Wish’, ‘Another Star’, ‘Sir Duke’ and ‘As’ and featured a who’s who of guest musicians and vocalists including George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Minnie Riperton and Deniece Williams.
Where will this quintessential soul/pop album be taken to at The Rebirth Of Fresh? All will be revealed on October 10th at the debut of #GenerationNuSoul presents The Rebirth Of Fresh at Ginger’s. With an entry price that’s little more than that of a cup of coffee, Sydney’s music lovers will be ensured a night of genre-defying music that delivers more of a buzz than their morning caffeine hit.
What: The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’
Where: Ginger’s, 134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Price: $5 at the door
When: Doors open 730pm | Friday October 10 | Friday October 24 | every Friday from November
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/553895958043838/?fref=ts
Born in Durban, South Africa, Jeremy Gregory’s introduction to the diverse world of contemporary music didn’t begin until his early teens. With nothing but heavy gospel influence in his house, he started listening to bands like Boys II Men and Jodeci, and realised that pop music could also be really passionate and that opened a lot of doors.
He soon discovered Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone and many other great soul, urban blues, R&B and pop artists dating all the way back to the 50s.
With powerhouse vocals paired with impeccable stage presence, Jeremy Gregory is a born entertainer and has the ability to captivate audiences from the first note on.
Guest Vocalist: Jeremy Gregory
Band: Joel Jenkins (keys)
Tully Ryan (drums)
More to be announced!
JEREMY GREGORY INFO:
Videos: Soulfest Soul Search semi final performance:
‘I Can’t Help Myself’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlxGfURiMKo
‘That’s What’s Goin Down’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeN9emjjaMw