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Gregg Arthur Quintet: In A Sentimental Mood

You should not miss hearing Gregg Arthur’s honeyed voice at the Camelot Lounge at Marrickville on Sunday December 23.

Gregg’s voice has been likened to Frank Sinatra’s, but he has his own distinctive tonality which is mellower, sexier and more expressive.

He is both a great interpreter of the jazz classics, and also has a terrific feel for the American musical tradition.

Tony Bennett says of Gregg’s vocal style: “I love the way you sing. You have a fan in the way you phrase… it’s perfect”. 

This is high praise indeed coming from such an internationally acclaimed artist as Bennett.

Not only is Gregg’s voice technically perfect, he is also a sensitive and intelligent performer, instinctively understanding the melody and lyrics of the songs he choses to interpret. His rendition of I’m In The Mood For Love puts the listener dangerously in the same mood, so watch out where you listen to it!

Gregg would be welcome under my window at any time of day or night to serenade me, and I’m sure the neighbours would be too entranced to object if it were after midnight!

Last Call is Gregg Arthur’s latest EP released worldwide on Fanfare Records through Sony Music.

Dec 23. Camelot Lounge, Marrickville Rd & Railway Parade, Marrickville. $37.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.camelotlounge.com

 

By Irina Dunn

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