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His Merry Men - Kind of Loud Album Launch Tour

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by Tina Walsh (subscribe)
A thirty-something music appreciator with a passion for blues, funk, reggae, jazz and soul. I love uncovering new acts and CDs to buy at live gigs. Follow me on twitter @tinajwalsh
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His Merry Men, a nine-piece funk-latin-reggae outfit got my boogie shaking on a cheeky Thursday night at the zoo. Supported by ex- Brisbane, now Melbourne singer / songwriter, Dru, and local band Astrid & The Asteroids, it was a great night.

The first act to warm up the stage was Dru. With his amazing vocal range, Prince-like falsetto and smooth sounds, he helped limber up the crowd, finishing with a funky new song "You Bring Out The Best In Me".

Next up was Astrid & The Asteroids. Now I've been trying to get to see these cats for a while now and boy, was I in for a surprise. Described as "cosmic pop", the six-piece (three girls, three guys) dressed like space people and whipped through a snappy set of very, very danceable tunes.

More info on Astrid & The Asteroids here

With the crowd worked into a frenzy, His Merry Men opened with an instrumental tune, then announced they were going to play their album, track by track - what a treat! With a sound that harks back to 70s surf rock with a funky flavour, vocal powerhouse, Megan Crocombe was joined by the Maid Marions - Astrid from the previous band, Steph Taylor and Lara Boyle - and backed up by a raft of horns, brass, keys, guitars and drums. There was not a still body in the house. For their encore, they played their incredibly popular track "Been Around".

More info on His Merry Men here
His Merry Men Tour Dates
His Merry Men Tour Dates

His Merry Men are on tour to release their debut album "Kind Of Loud" and continue their tour with shows in Byron, Maroochydore, then down to Melbourne:
The Beach Hotel, Byron - Friday 15 June
SolBar, Maroochydore - Saturday 16 June
Veludo, St Kilda - Thursday 21 June
The Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy - Saturday 23 June
* The Evelyn, Fitroy - Sunday 24 June
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