Stylus – Back by Popular Demand!
After 2 sold out shows in 2017 Australia’s most prestigious 70’s soul/R&B group, Stylus, is back by popular demand for another two nights of classic hits at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar.
From the beginning, having a huge hit with their version of Seals & Croft’s ‘Summer Breeze’, the debut album going gold in 1975, album #3 being released thru Motown Records in the US, and Japan’s Toshiba-EMI re-issuing the entire catalogue of 4 albums in 1999, Stylus enjoys unprecedented respect as a world-class musical collective.
That’s the reason they were selected to open the Australian shows of Ike & Tina Turner, Average White Band and George Benson, among other leading world soul, funk and jazz artists, in 1975, ’76 and ’78. They also opened many shows for Sherbet and Little River Band.
Three original Stylus members – vocalist & main songwriter Peter Cupples, pianist/keyboardist Sam McNally and guitar wizard Ronnie Peers – have done more in their careers since the 70’s, than can possibly be listed here. Each of them are better at their art now, than ever.
Melbourne’s Gerry Pantazis on drums and Chicago, USA born Doug Williams (an Aussie for many years now) playing bass and lead vocals, complete this line-up of Stylus, making it the most powerful yet! The Stylus song-list comprises their “classic” hits from the 70’s, intelligent funk and dance cover versions and a chunk of new original material. Four songwriters in Stylus means there’s no shortage of great material. Stylus is back for real with new recordings and the best shows of its long life.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Show starts at 7:30 pm.