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QUARTER STREET – back to the heart of classic Salsa!
Quarter Street – One of Open Studio regular feature acts returns for 2018!
Quarter Street take you back to the heart of classic salsa. Inspired by the raw sounds of New York in the 1970’s, the Quarter Street revisit an era where the music of the streets resonated with the voice of the people.
Formed in early 2011, Quarter Street combine the fresh energy and the skills of well known established musicians. A dynamic live band with a driving rhythm section and heavy horn section, this vibrant group of talented Melbourne musicians are quickly making a splash in the Australian music scene.
From the first few notes, it sounds like the real thing. Piano and bass riff hard. Percussion enters. ¡Oiga Papa! Listen up! The trombones come in thick and strong. Fantasia, the first song on Quarter Street’s self-titled LP is authentic ‘salsa dura’ from the old school. Hard salsa. It’s not shiny, it’s not clean and poppy or unduly jazzy. It’s tough, it’s gritty and ballsy, and in terms of musicianship, writing and production, it straight up cooks.
Members: Luis Poblete – Vocals, Percussion Cristian Saavedra – Percussion Sergio Botero – Vocals, Percussion Leo Salvo – Vocals, Percussion Sebastian Orellana – Percussion Andrew James – Piano Cesar “Fito” Saavedra – Bass Ben Gillespie – Trombone Jimmy Bowman – Trombone Lazaro Numa – Trumpet/Trombone