Valtozash Brisbane Review @ Crowbar

My take on this fabulous metal-jazz big band, originally published in Scenestr. Valtozash, Brisbane’s 17-piece jazz-metal big band, headlined X-Mess II at Crowbar in Fortitude Valley (20 December). They crammed onto the stage and brutalised us with an onslaught of their very, very loud, maniacal humour. Bandleader Andre Bonetti said: “We are the largest Continue reading Valtozash Brisbane Review @ Crowbar

Blues Arcadia at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall

Originally published in Scenestr. Blues Arcadia guitarist Chris Harvey said before the gig, “At Lefty’s, they’re there to party, and we’re there to help them. So that’s what we do. Bang bang, it’s quite electrifying. We’re there to work the audience. Get them to that bar, get them on to the dance floor. So it’s Continue reading Blues Arcadia at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall

Valtozash at Brisbane Jazz Club

Originally published in Scenestr. Valtozash Bigband appeared at the Brisbane Jazz Club (8 April) as Gregorian monks, on a smoky stage set against the magnificent city skyline. They opened the first set with a metal take on Herbie Hancock’s jazz standard ‘Maiden Voyage’. Valtozash played ‘Iron Maiden Voyage’ with a canon fire of the signature Continue reading Valtozash at Brisbane Jazz Club