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Tuba Skinny Live at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

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by Chelsea Ayling (subscribe)
Adelaide-girl relocated to Melbourne. Healthy obsession with live music, film and performance, whiskey, wine and gin, Mexican food, brunch.
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Whatever your plans are for this weekend, break them. Go and see Tuba Skinny instead.

Tuba Skinny
Tuba Skinny performing on the streets of New Orleans


Tuba Skinny is a jazz band from New Orleans. They're relatively new and started officially playing together as Tuba Skinny in 2009.

Tuba Skinny features the gorgeous Erika Lewis on vocals. No-one can wear a velvet curtain dress as well as she, and her voice growls and soars and lulls you in from the first song.

There's a tuba, guitar, trumpet and trombone too - and the most fabulous washboard performance I've ever seen.

Robin Rapuzzi entertains on Washboard


Shaye Cohn - Trumpet/cornet and Kiowa Wells - Guitar


Tuba are young, but their sound transports you back to the '20s and 30's jazz age as they pay tribute to singers like Bessie Smith and throw in a few originals. Their sound is tight, and they happily share the spotlight. Each musician gets the chance to showcase their own instrument in toe-tapping solos. And even the audience can get involved, as Tuba invites the audience to enjoy the big, beautiful dance floor in front of the stage. So if you know the Charleston or the Lindy Hop, come on down (and if you don't - dance anyway).

Tuba Skinny are understated and humble. They seemed a little shocked each time the audience roared their appreciation. They're simple, laid-back, like-able and incredibly talented.

Only in town for another two nights as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, don't miss you chance to see Tuba Skinny live in a great intimate venue.

Buy a ticket now and make sure to take $20 with you to get one of their CDs after the show (they even stick around to sign it for you).
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Why? Dinner, drinks and jazz = the perfect weekend night
When: Only two nights left - 18 & 19 June
Where: Banquet room, Adelaide Festival Centre
Cost: From $19.95
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