CHRIS GILL & LANCE FERGUSON PRESENT 'THE SOUL OF MELBOURNE'
Soul music in Melbourne has arrived. The groundswell that has been slowly building for the last decade has exploded into a modern music scene as varied and colourful as the city itself. Whether it’s Deep Funk, Neo Soul, Afrobeat, R&B, Bollywood, Spiritual Jazz or Northern Soul - Melbourne artists have taken the concepts and run with them, and the rest of the world is taking notice, too.
Witness Hiatus Kaiyote’s praises being sung by Erykah Badu & Questlove of The Roots; Clairy Browne’s album entering the U.S. Billboard charts last month; The Bombay Royale hitting the #1 position on the U.S iTunes World Music chart; The Bamboos being nominated for three ARIA awards; recent multiple AIR award-winner Chet Faker topping music blog charts globally; and overseas labels such as Tru Thoughts and Freestyle Records in the U.K. having signed a plethora of local Melbourne acts.
It is the first compilation to showcase the modern Melbourne Soul music renaissance and will undoubtably go down in history as a pivotal document of the scene. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved!