The Baker Suite and friends celebrate the songs of John Baker
Art Folk, French Cafe, Gypsy Romantica...soulful storytelling built around lush musical arrangements of guitars, violins, accordion, double bass and drums.
Be entertained and be moved...an evening of exceptional music in the glamorous Woodville Town Hall.
"Harks back to great writers such as James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Carole King and Burt Bacharach" Paul Grabowsky.
"Like a Hemingway novel...full of romance and stories that contain truth, beauty and intrigue in equal measure" Kate Ceberano.
"Minor masterpieces that blend folk, country, blues and jazz speckled with global allusions sit beside quirky pop songs suggestive of Paul Simon" The Weekend Australian.
Presented by: Gayle Buckby
The Baker Suite are Gayle Buckby (accordion), Julian Ferraretto (violin, mandolin, saw), Lyndon Gray (double bass), and Enrico Mick Morena (drums). Guest singers will converge from across Australia to pay homage to the songs of John Baker.
Festival appearances include WOMADelaide, International Asia-Pacific Music Festival (RU 2014), Bohemia Jazz Festival (CZ, 2012), Okayama Cultural Festival (JP, 2010), Nelson Arts Festival (NZ, 2010), International Guitar Festival, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
"Harks back to great writers such as James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Carole King and Burt Bacharach.” Paul Grabowsky
'Like a Hemingway novel...full of romance and stories that contain truth, beauty and intrigue in equal measure" Kate Ceberano
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
a poet’s eye for lyrics and an educated ear for melody and rhythm, ...among Australian music scene’s best-kept secrets - Tony Hillier, The Weekend Australian
moody, cinematic, fireside tales - Carly Hall, themusic.com.au
Exquisitely orchestrated arrangements range from bar-blues, French café music and reclined jazz harmonies to punchy acoustic rock - Folker Magazine (Germany)