Final courtyard sesh
SUGAR Sonic will be shaking the stage for the final Courtyard Music session for 2013, offering a slice of soul with a twist of funk.
Sugar Sonic is a collaboration between Steve Roberts on keyboards and Allison Mackey on vocals.
Steve and Allison met whilE both performing with Cairns latin rock/funk band Humidity.
The collaboration of the two in Sugar Sonic has produced a sensual, powerful electric soul/funk sound.
Allison Mackey still performs with Humidity and has performed locally supporting other visual artists, musicians and poets and also overseas, travelling and performing opera in China and in Latin salsa band Chango locally and in South America.
Allison’s love lays in bossa nova, jazz, fado and Soul, singing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Italian.
Steve Roberts contributes keyboards, vocals and song writing to Sugar Sonic and has a long background as a producer of original music.
Since swapping the grey skies of the UK for tropical Cairns in the late 90’ s Steve has performed with dance/ funk act Sugar Lounge.
In previous times, Steve played keyboards with Abigail’s Party and Funkee Junkees in London.
Drawing influence from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Basement Jaxx and Groove Armada, Steve’s original material blends old school funk with modern break beats
Organiser Frank Frikker said Sugar Sonic have a great sound.
‘‘It again is something different to what we had the months before,’’ he said.
‘‘That’s the carrot for the audience.
‘‘This music seems very much suited for sunset on a Sunday and a finale of this year’s Courtyard Music series.’’
See Sugar Sonic at the Clink Theatre courtyard on Sunday, October 6.
The bar opens at 5 for a 5.30pm show start.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for only $10.
People are encouraged to take along a cushion to sit on.