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MIKELANGELO AND THE TIN STAR feat. ST CLARE
14 June, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$5.00
Sounding like they have barrelled straight out of a classic Tarantino film, Mikelangelo and the Tin Star are all blazing tremolo guitars and thundering drums. Frontman Mikelangelo is part 50’s crooner, part beast possessed – the debonair bastard love child of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Lux Interior, with a voice deeper than the deep blue sea and the sharpest suit collection this side of the equator.
He formed the Tin Star in Melbourne in 2009 inspired by a love of The Shadows, Link Wray and Ennio Morricone movie soundtracks. The group quickly built a rabid fanbase through their live shows and festivals appearances. 2011 saw the release of their debut album ‘The Surf’n’Western Sounds of Mikelangelo and the Tin Star’ on Laughing Outlaw Records. The album scored both FBI radio and PBS album of the week and a swathe of rave reviews across the music press. ‘The Surf’n’Western Sounds’ also introduced audiences to the ridiculously glamourous St Clare, her sultry vocals are one of the highlights of the album.
“If Las Vegas had a beach, and a clone made from the mixed DNA of Elvis Presley and Nick Cave had a band that played surf
rock on that imaginary beach, then the music Elvis Cave’s band played would sound like Mikelangelo And The Tin Star”. Rave Magazine
Mikelangelo and the Tin Star are a f**king experience. Yes, the
music is great – it’s fabulously sexy and nostalgic – sounding like a
spaghetti western blended with a beach boys sex party”
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