Thu 21 Oct 2010

Melbourne gets its first date with soul blues vocalist Chelsea Wilson this spring with the launch of her debut EP “Bitterness” at The Toff October 21st 2010. Inspired by five true stories of love and pain, the EP documents five emotional tales of heartbreak with true soul sensibility. Recorded with Melbourne’s finest soul musicians, including Lance Ferguson (guitar), Jake Mason (organ) Ivan ‘Choi’ Khatchoyan (drums) and Ben Christensen (bass,) ‘Bitterness’ basks in the vintage sounds inspired by legendary records labels like Chess, Stax and Daptone.

The launch at The Toff will include songs from the EP and her upcoming album ‘Worst Kind of Blue’ (to be released 2011) along with some timeless tunes from the likes of Mitty Collier, Etta James and Koko Taylor. There’s a 9-piece band in tow for this one too, featuring Jake Mason on organ, Daniel Ferrugia on drums, Al Haskitt on guitar and Ben Christensen on bass.

It’s not often soul gets the big treatment on a local stage so get down to it.

Chelsea Wilson ‘Bitterness’ EP Launch
Thursday 21st October at The Toff in Town
Tickets $12/$10 on the door