ONE ONLY BRISBANE SHOW
EP LAUNCH - "FIRE"
Launching his latest EP ‘Fire’, Whittaker brings his big band funk/soul/disco influences to the forefront - with the new single of the same name, heading up the collection of varied and exciting new recordings.
With his trademark roots sounds put to the side ‘Fire’ was shaped with Stevie Wonder in mind, and as he bares his ‘soul’, inspired by old and new, the audience is enveloped by an unusual and unique blending of sounds that pulls together brilliantly to create a unique sound depicting all that is Jake Whittaker.
His recently released singles, ‘Worry No More’ and ‘Untrue’ also featured on the EP, see Whittaker delve feet first into a bluesy/ funk/soul cross over. Commanding your attention with growling vocals reminiscent of blues greats, layered with jangly guitar, flights of melodic organ riffs and sultry backing vocals complete with a horn section, the latest singles are indeed a feast for the ears.
Jake’s brilliant new backing band ‘The Vinyl Breed’ are made up of sharp new players including Taylor Duggan on Bass, Jordan Brunoli on Drums, Toby Alexander on Keys, Erin Jane’s sultry BV’s, Jared Adlam on guitar, and topping this off with a tight horn section.
A performer first and foremost, Jake Whittaker’s live show is the definitive way to experience his soulful sounds, delivered with a highly energetic and authentic performance.
Joining the line-up for the Launch of ‘Fire’, are exceptional support acts Aquila Young, The Grüvs and Emily Baran.
Opening act Emily Baran will take the stage from 8pm. Emily, 20 year old singer/songwriter, originating from British Colombia, Canada, now calls Australia home. Emily has been writing since she was 15 years old, and is currently touring Australia, blessing country towns with her live music.
Brisbane Indie Rock band, The Grüvs will then bring their groovy tunes to the stage, followed by haunting songstress, Aquila Young and her band, delivering an electric flair that merges an array of sounds, creating the unique motions of soul and song.