The Jackson Four have been impressing audiences across Australia at venues and music festivals. Including the Wangaratta International Jazz, By the Bay – Wine and Blues (Kingston), Eltham Jazz and Blues, Stonnington Jazz, Mornington winter Jazz and Frankston Waterfront festivals to name just a few. Sunday November 6 The Jackson Four make their Sunday Soultrain debut at Davey’s from 3pm.

In 2015 the band launched their debut CD/EP ‘Love the Life’ to a fantastic reception at the Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival in Victoria. After receiving airplay and positive reviews from Blues and Jazz radio across the country the band had the opportunity to visit New Orleans. There they found generous support from the local music community. Including program presenters on fabled radio station WWOZ, who continually played tracks from the CD throughout 2015. Helping build the band a growing following in the Southern U.S

Knocked out by this initial reception, ‘Love the Life’ was released into the UK and Europe in September. And after only a few weeks entered the U.K top 50 Blues charts via airplay on more than 50 Blues programs. Going directly to number 17 within a month. This was topped off with nominations for U.K. ’Blues CD of the month’ in November.   Positive reviews and acclaim followed in the European musical press. With Keys and Chords magazine, Belgium giving ‘Love the Life’ 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The band’s distinctive style and sound is centered on the classic Hammond B3 organ. With interplay from soulful sax and smooth vocals, all driven by a strong swing, jazz, Latin rhythm and percussion section. Their music is a journey into the crossroads where Blues and Jazz intersect. With a repertoire mixing the sounds of New Orleans, Chicago and Memphis into their own interpretations of renowned favourites and hidden unknown gems that the band searches out to include in their set.

The Jackson Four play Sunday Soultrain at Davey’s in Frankston on November 6. Sunday Soultrain presents the best Blues, Soul and Rock’nRoll with no cover charge each Sunday from 3pm. For a full roster including Phil Para, The Detonators, Itchy Fingers and more visit www.daveys.com.au or find Sunday Soultrain on Facebook.

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