Jugularity – Unjugged


Jugulairty plays an energetic mix of folk, jazz, blues, lounge and gypsy music in a comedy cabaret style.

Jugularity consists of, in ascending order of height,
Bruce Stephens: Guitar, vocals, spectacular bells, sensible shoes, painful puns.
Gavan McCarthy: Double bass, hypo-vocals, prostrate positions, cappuccinos.
Ernie Gruner: Fiddle, pseudo-vocals, harmonica, classical kazoo, eyebrows.
Peter Vadiveloo: Percussion, hyper-vocals, toilet seat, sex cymbal.
Jugulairty plays an energetic mix of folk, jazz, blues, lounge and gypsy music in a comedy cabaret style.

Jugularity – Big House Live!
Review by Ian Dearden

An unholy collision of comedy cabaret with jugband, folk, blues, jazz, gypsy, country and rap music, Jugularity captured the essence of their live show in a single take at The Big House, Melbourne on 4 November, 2004.
It was such an impressive performance that the venue has since closed down!
Proudly proclaiming “no overdubs”, this CD captures the polyglot essence of the band in full flight.
With Ernie Gruner on fiddle, harmonica and recorder, Gavan McCarthy on bass, Bruce Stephens on vocals and guitar, and Peter Vadiveloo on vocals and percussion, these guys have the comic skills (performance and writing) and the musicianship to carry off this high wire act.
From “Matilda mon Amour” (which provides a surprising insight into the apparent French origins of Australia’s unofficial national anthem), to the secrets of the blues (“Peter’s Blues”), a touching insight into geriatric folksingers, which manages to namecheck Eric Bogle (“Ageing Folkie”), and some tips on commencing a new (carnal?) relationship (“Great Pickup Lines #1-600”), Jugularity have it all!
Just when you think you’ve had enough, they wheel out the “Bobcat Blues”, which shows off Ernie Gruner’s chops as one of Australia’s top gypsy jazz fiddlers.
Finally, enjoy Track 13, which is a tribute to the art of digitally cutting up a performance to hilarious effect (well, the introductions, at any rate!)
If you haven’t seen Jugularity yet, this is an excellent introduction.
If you have seen them, it’s an opportunity to capture some of that magic and store it at your house.
For more information, go to www,jugularity.com.

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SKU: TN094-17 Category:

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Weight .200 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 1 cm


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