Wild Marmalade feat. Paul George (Tijuana Cartel)
Supported by Felicity Lawless
Wild Marmalade are the pioneers of the didgeridoo and drum sound that is now a global phenomena. From their humble origins as street entertainers in the late 90’s they have taken their unique brand of didgeridoo and drum dance music to stages, clubs and festivals the world over.
Cirque du Soleil were one of the first to be interested in the Marmalade sound. Composer Benoit Jutras said after experiencing Wild Marmalade play for the first time that is it was "... the most uplifting, energetic live performance I saw in my life......A unique experience." With a strong following in Japan, Australia and Europe Wild Marmalade are the seed of a movement of people that have a taste for dance music played live with human energy and power. They regularly play at electronic dance music festivals such as Boom and Ozora and they have toured Japan and Europe every year since 2000.
Joining forces with Tijuana Cartel’s astonishing flamenco guitarist, Paul George, the power duo of didgeridoo and drums reach new heights with this potent and melodically rich collaboration. Every performance is a unique journey crafted specifically for the time, place and audience. The band enter the show arena empty handed, no set list, no plan whatsoever, just free minds in a sea of energy, ready to go. With an ethos of freeplay improvisation the trio create waves of energy that take the audience under their dance spell.
In a world where nearly everything is ordered and rehearsed Wild Marmalade deliver a wholehearted journey into the present moment with a kind of reckless abandon that defies categorization. Uplifting, inspired, human powered dance music unparalleled in the world today. More than music that jumps out of the box, when the drone of the didgeridoo meets the fire of the drum and the passion of the guitar then there is no box!
From the streets and tapas bars of Spain and bustling Japanese live music venues, to Australian festivals, malls, bars, hotels and restaurants, Felicity Lawless has delighted many diverse audiences with her journey through sound and emotion. Fusing world music and gypsy elements with folk and rock, her sound is characterised by a flashy, Spanish guitar style, soaring vocal melodies and hypnotic rhythms. She performs with an energy that elevates and inspires while infusing her crowds with enthusiasm and joy. Her band is comprised of amazing guitar and sound wizard Scott French and master of percussion Brennan Smith (both from A French Butler Called Smith) and bass groover Alex Elfes (Andrea Soler)