Melbourne’s Love band with a low down take on Southern Soul – Jackie Wilson (bass/vocals), Lizzie Dynon (drums), Lucy Wilson (vocals/guitar), Dave Gualtieri (keyboards) and Alistair Self (guitar/vocals) as The Sugarcanes, play music to bring everybody together, fuelled with a commitment to their delicately sculptured craft.
Jackie Wilson (aka Mr Smooth) creamily works his bass to introduce the band as they slide into their groove – beautiful tuneful guitar work, rhythm with feel and soulful keyboards teasing you for the moment when enigmatic front-woman Lucy Wilson drops her vocals! Lucy’s set of pipes demand your immediate attention as her range is powerful at any end of the scale, yet the emotive, mournful tenderness tugs deep within the majesty of Lucy’s voice.
The Sugarcanes have a lot happening when they hit the stage, yet manage to harness and combine all the vitality and mould a perfect soul time! The Sugarcanes released their self titled debut album this year on CobraSnake Necktie Records and are on the 2016 Meredith Music Festival line-up. This will be The Sugarcanes hat-trick of BMF performances after playing in 2015 and 2016 – what will 2017 bring for festival goers? “Nobody puts Baby in the Corner.”