Hipstones - Something's gonna startTheir debut album, Something's Gonna Start is an eclectic and instantly engaging mix of new school funk, soul and jazz, with some Donny Hathaway influenced blues and the occasional rock-out moment. It features an almost entirely original set of songs and some outstanding string and horn arrangements from Australia's funk'n' soul guru, Jackie Orszaczky as well as horn arrangements from kiwi sax player Mathew Ottignon. There's also a guest appearance from Australia's internationally renowned oud player, Joseph Tawadros.
In just a short space of time The Hipstones have made a big impression on the local scene, performing at the 3rd Annual Sydney Funk & Soul Festival and sharing the stage with Renee Geyer and Jackie Orszaczky's Budget Orchestra at a sensational show in The Studio at The Sydney Opera House. They have also appeared twice on Channel Nine's Morning Show and been in constant demand for club gigs around town.
Lost in Translation! – Anthea Recalls
"We began writing whilst living and working in Tokyo on a six month contract at the Tokyo Hilton – very reminiscent of "Lost in Translation" as Mark and I got together there as well. Before we recorded the album we surrounded ourselves in old school soul and funk. It was that warm and rich sound quality that really impressed us, so we decided to record, mix and master from tape. We chose Big Jesus Burger because they have all the old school mics and that great vintage vibe. The band was all recorded live and the vocals done separately. At one stage we had about ten vocalists in the room all at once, singing the choir like backing vocals." For more information : www.myspace.com/thehipstones