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Throttle: Innovative new show not quite like anything you have heard or seen before on Melbourne’s stages

BY Jonathan Davis | 13-Feb-2015
Set to tracks off - Muscle Drum Music - Volumes 1 and 2…Throttle is a foot stomping ride put together with images from car racing, rocket launches, rollercoasters, dance footage, a touch of comedy and anything in between.
Venue: Shadow Electric Bandroom
Address: Abbotsford
Date: March 7th
Buy / Ticket: http://shadowelectric.com.au/tix/throttle
: www.facebook.com/ThrottleLive
Cop My Wallop, aka Ashley Davies wanted to create a show that would be a new and exciting experience for a live audience. The “Muscle Drum Music” albums had received rave reviews but it was how to perform the music live and in a unique way. Seeing how DJ’s use visuals and video inspired him to take, use and elaborate on the video/visual theme used in Throttle. Ash’s love of theatrical shows that were pushing the boundaries also inspired him and so the collaboration with a visual / video choreographer and lighting artist formed, injected with eclectic footage, as a result the creation of THROTTLE. 

Ashley Davies is regarded as one of Australia’s most innovative and finest drummer/songwriters Throughout a career spanning 2 decades, Davies has covered many miles of rich musical terrain and clocked up a dazzling score of credits to his name. As one half of Matt Walker and Ashley Davies, he won an ARIA award and opened for the likes of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Cruel Sea, Gomez, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Cowboy Junkies, ZZ Top, Cold Chisel and Junior Brown. 

As a drummer who is able to adapt to many styles of drumming Davies has recorded, toured, and played live with some of Australia’s great and well-known artists: Jeff Lang, Chris Whitley, The Waifs, Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil), Lisa Miller, Dave Larkins (Dallas Crane), Chris Wilson and The Crown of Thorns, The Backsliders. As a passionate believer in nurturing fresh talent he’s also recorded with artists just starting to make an impact on the industry: Jordie Lane, Luluc, Abbie Cardwell, Rory Ellis. With his new solo project Muscle Drum Music Volumes 1 and 2, Ashley Davies comes to the fore as one of this country's great drummer-songwriters. 

A thrilling rhythmic adventure, Muscle Drum Music was recorded almost entirely by Davies on two drum kits, guitar, and harmonica, with no loops or samples. True solo recordings, written from the drums up and built on their own driving grooves. THROTTLE is one man on a drum kit playing to cranking, toe tapping, percussive overloaded music. It is a high octane thrilling rhythmic musical adventure built on driving drum grooves and a visual kaleidoscopic extravaganza. 

 Throttle kicks off Saturday February 28th, with a second show on March 7th at the Shadow Electric Bandroom, Abbotsford. Tickets: http://shadowelectric.com.au/tix/throttle For more info and a chance to win free tickets please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ThrottleLive