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DOORS: 7:30pm / NGAIIRE: 7:45pm / CODY CHESNUTT: 9:45pm
Name-checked alongside the likes of Prince and Curtis Mayfield and hailed as the new saviour of soul – Cody ChesnuTT returns to the music game to electrify Australian audiences with his blend of grunge injected RnB, southern soul and gospel.
“If you combined equal parts James Brown and Otis Redding, a splash of Hendrix and a dash of old time swagger, you might come close to figuring out just what Cody ChesnuTT is made of.” Spinning Platers
Cody ChesnuTT’s rich RnB tones began circulating in the minds of many in 2002 as the sexy vocal melody punctuating The Roots’ hugely popular track ‘The Seed 2.0’.
Not commonly known, ‘The Seed’ was an original track from Cody’s debut album ‘The Headphone Masterpiece’, remastered by The Roots for their seminal album ‘Phrenology’ and subsequently exposing Cody’s unique blend of emotional intensity and savvy, irreverent wordplay to a mainstream audience.
Growing up amongst Atlanta’s early ‘90s RnB, Cody spent years instinctually developing his sound. ‘The Headphone Masterpiece’ incorporates a blend of classic rock, rhythm and blues, pop, punk and gospel music with a socially conscious storytelling style. The album, along with the extremely successful collaboration with The Roots, resulted in a string of nominations, awards, appearances and a meteoric rise to fame.
After a blur of touring, Cody decided to redefine his focus away from the music scene to invest time in his family and artistic reflection. Now he is re-emerging as a reenergized musician with a second full-length album, ‘Landing On A Hundred’, marking his return to the music.
Recorded with a ten-piece band in Memphis’ Royal Studios – the sonic birthplace of some of the deepest works by soul and blues luminaries like Al Green, Buddy Guy and Ike & Tina Turner – the album title is reference to the slang phrase “Keeping It One Hundred” meaning to tell the whole truth. This sentiment is constant throughout the album, which meditates on redemption after years of womanizing and crack addiction, and the power and labour of slow-burning marital love that eclipses mere material expressions of affection.
The sound is true blue Southern soul – intensely emotive, life affirming and impossibly funky.
“A startling set of songs… a staggering performance, good enough to convince you that you are witnessing an incredible talent in the tradition of Prince.” – Guardian“Chesnutt conjured up an evening of blistering soul that produced cheering as raucous as a football stadium. *****” – Evening Standard (UK)
Armed with all of this, Cody ChesnuTT returns to Australia with his band for the first time since 2006 for an unstoppable live show.