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Urban EXcentrics

Urban EXcentrics

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Location: Sydney, Australia
Members: Ann Palumbo - lead vocals, classical double bass
Larry Hoofs - acoustic and electric guitars plus backup and occasional lead vocals
About: Urban Excentrics use classical bass lines, jazzy guitar chords and electronic effects to highlight their rock / blues / folk original songs. Bowed double bass is a feature of their style and a frequent audience comments is that they sound like a mini orchestra. Whether playing live as a duo or recording with drums/percussion, the classical double bass of Ann Palumbo and the acoustic guitars of Larry Hoofs weave a web of sophistication rarely seen in a duo or trio format.

Ann Palumbo began her musical career as a classical guitarist. She eventually studied classical double bass at the West Australian Conservatorium, performing orchestrally before embracing contemporary music. Ann's silky smooth vocals and harmony construction are a feature of U.E's music. Guitarist and occasional vocalist

Larry Hoofs (Honky Tonkin' Voodoo Essendon Larry D Shankar) has no trouble changing from delicate acoustic finger picking to a distorted guitar solo in a display of musical versatility. Larry's wry vocal delivery and incisive lyrics provide bizarre counterpoint to Ann's impassioned delivery.

Supports - Violent Femmes, Max Sharam, Wendy Mathews, D.I.G., Karma County, Black Eyed Susans, Andy White (Ireland), Rebecca's Empire.
Equipment: None listed
Recordings: The CD album Backyard Attitude has been released for the past two years and is available via credit card at their website. Urban EXcentrics have been recording a new album for the past nine months. It is shaping as a masterpiece and should be released by September 2001.
Free MP3 or Video: None Listed Click Here for other free MP3 Downloads
Influences: Frank Zappa, Midnight Oil, Beatles

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