We all know him as keyboardist and backing vocalist for the world’s favourite party band, The Cat Empire. Now, Ollie McGill is coming to the Hot Club to perform his progressive style of jazz with his new project The Ollie McGill Trio.
Aside from his membership in one of Australia’s most successful musical exports, The Cat Empire, Ollie plays part in several other Melbourne-based bands including The Conglomerate (a modern jazz quartet), Peaking Duck, The Future, 77 and Past Ollie’s Bedtime.
Accompanied by the ever-inventive Pete Skelton on drums and Bruce ‘ The Doctor’ on double bass, the Ollie McGill trio is a dynamic trio with an energetic and fun approach to original and improvised music.
A producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ollie also composed the top 10 iTunes hit song ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ for metro trains Melbourne. The video went viral, achieving over 6 million views in three days.
Describing their sound as electronic inspired jazz with progressive rock influences, prepare yourselves for an auditory experience unlike anything you’ve heard before.
When: Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm
Where: Oddfellows Hall, 22 Kemp Street, West Kempsey
Tickets: $25 from mvarts.org.au or at the door.