11:60pm (2011) – Hardcopy, MP3
The happy swing of this music is gentle and enchanting..” Bill Stine, WMNR-FM (USA)
After the success of the first album, and enjoying sharing the music with audiences across the country, Hetty and Sam decided to get together and create their second cd. Named after a song written by the Big Band leader, Harry James, this record showcases twelve songs and captures the swinging sound of the band throughout ballads, uptempo numbers and Latin feels. Hetty and Sam both spent many hours digging around their respective vinyl collections and brought a selection of unusual and little-sung standards to the table.. cementing their reputation for a repertoire of classics and curios!
Repeating the recording process with Barry Stockley in FatSound Studio was a must, and both Andy and Sam brought their acoustic and electric mandolins in to play on a few tunes.
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A Late Brunch On Irwell Street (2009) – MP3 only
“This is easy going jazz, as bright and sparkling as a summers day” – Richard Fields 3CR
The idea for “A Late Brunch on Irwell Street” came upon Sam and Hetty at an outdoor cafe by the beach in St Kilda. As they shared a similar passion for beautiful old songs, an album seemed the logical progression! Andy Baylor and Leigh Barker, both swingin’ musicians in Melbourne often played with Sam as a trio and were the ideal choice to make up the foursome.. Hetty and Sam’s debut album was recorded ‘all in the one room’ over two rainy nights in November 2008 in a basement studio filled with vintage equipment and run by a great sound engineer.. Eight hours and ten songs later the record was hatched! The relaxed and fun feeling of the album winds it’s way through all the songs and has lead to airplay on ABC National and BBC Radio 2 in 2010, and spots at some fun Festivals in 2011.
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