|places + spaces presented THE ALCOHOTLICKS|
Arne Hanna Composer (The Honourable Wally Norman, New York Times Critic's Pick 03’) ‘I am firmly of the opinion that the Alcohotlicks are the finest, most inventive musical group working within the jazz idiom in Sydney.’
John Shand wrote “...Flower, Hauptmann and Mannell may just be on to something rather wonderful.” (Sydney Morning Herald)
The Alcohotlicks are a Sydney based band formend in the later part of 2002. The instrumentation of the band is unique comprising of two electric guitars and drums. The first two years were spent writing and performing in the local Sydney Jazz scene. As a band The Alcohotlicks have over thirty compositions registerd with A.P.R.A. and have released two self produced live recordings. Performance highlights include: the Jazz:Now festival - Sydney Opera House, Stonington Jazz festival, and Wangarratta Festival of Jazz.
In 2007 Aaron Flower won the prestigious Wangaratta National Jazz award, with Ben Hauptmann a close second.
From late 2005 The Alcohotlicks began featuring artists in their live performances, which most recently included incorporating Cesar and Steve Marin, both leading exponents of traditional South American music. Other featured artists include:
ARIA and Mo. award winner James Muller ‘I believe Evan, Ben and Aaron have created music that is not only fresh and brilliant, but uniquely Australian.’
Art Orchestra of Australia guitarist and composer Carl Dewhurst ‘(I) believe TheAlcohotlicks to be one of most original and captivating groups in Australia today.’
Melbourne based National Jazz Award winner Steve Magnusson ‘Their compositional approach, architecture and arrangements are unique to their sound.’
Other concerts in the series
Friday 2nd October - Tina Harrod in music @ the factory
Thursday 15th October 2009 - Australian Art Orchestra, Into the Fire, a fusion of Indian music and jazz @ the the Factory tbc
Friday 27th November - Taikoz/Topology/Karak, Japanese drumming, the Australian Way and the talents of Topology, one of the foremost contemporary music ensembles and Karak @ the Enmore Theatre