Alamode
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Alamode

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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"Miri International Jazz Festival 2009 - Small Time Traveller"

"Since leaving Australia after studying there for two years, I guess I will always have a soft spot for anything that hails from the land down under so, I felt a bad itch in my heart when Alamode took the stage and did well in bringing along the entire city of Sydney with them.

To me, every city has a music of its own, and most of them sound like jazz. And if Sydney is all about the jazz, she will be what Alamode sounds like. Beau Golden’s chromatical keys and Daniel Walsh’s choppy guitar riffs imagined a cop chase down the busy freeway for Cops Come Twice. Paul Spaccavento’s saxophone and Paul Muchison’s trumpet were like brothers in arms, creating such power in their songs like Dee Cees notes as punctuated as their inflated cheeks. Scott Page’s bass and Michael Avenaim’s percussion, always an addictive pleasure to jive along to the band, paving blues streets and top hats" - Small Time Traveller


Discography

The Fettuccine Method (2008)
4 Bit (2011)

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Since Alamode’s formation in 2007, the band has showcased an increasingly exciting brand of soul, rock and funk that audiences have been instinctively drawn to. The tight shows, strong compositions and impressive musicianship shown by the band has generated whispers throughout Sydney streets and venues, resulting in a loyal and enthusiastic fan base in Australia and abroad.

The band’s first studio release; The Fettuccine Method (2008), recorded live at BJB studios, Surry Hills, Sydney, was an adventure aimed to document the early grooves of the band as they endeavoured to find a style that would bring the music to greater audiences. The album was enough to catch the ear and attention of Randy Raine-Reuche who insisted the band travel to Asia to tour and headline the International Jazz Festival in Miri, Malaysia. After an incredible reception abroad, the band returned to sell out shows in Sydney and to gig relentlessly, mastering their live experience and finding their voice.

Vocalist Michelle Martinez made her first live appearances with Alamode upon their return to Sydney. It was immediately obvious that she would be able to deliver the style and energy that was needed to become the voice of Alamode, and this cemented the band's current line-up of Beau Golden (keys), Daniel Walsh (guitar), Scott Page (bass), Michael Avenaim (drums) and Michelle Martinez (vocals).

2010 saw Alamode’s momentum continue to amplify as writing for the 2nd album “4 Bit” began. Featuring Michelle Martinez, as well as special guest vocalists Ngaiire Joseph, Amali Ward and Andre Kaman, tracking for “4 Bit” began in June with producer Lindsay Rimes at Song Rimes Studios, Surry Hills.

It became clear to Alamode that something special was being made and after a month of tracking, the record was sent to be mixed by Alan Evans (Soulive) at Playonbrother Studios, Massachusetts and mastered by Evren Göknar at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles in October 2010.

The new album, titled ‘4 Bit’, will be released February 2011, consisting of 12 new tracks, and bonus online material.
‘4 Bit’ National Tour to follow.

Album Launch FEBRUARY 25 at the Basement, Sydney’s Iconic Live Music Venue.
Available online and in stores Feb 2011.
www.alamodelive.com