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‘Steam’ Video

  • Staring
  • Miss Understood
  • Feline Dion
  • Luci Bamford
  • Aurora Powers
  • Matt Ottignon
  • Ben Panucci
  • Daniel Pliner
  • Ellen Kirkwood
  • Carlos Adura
  • Director – Rae Ottignon
  • Produced – Rae + Matt Ottignon
  • Creative Director – Renee De Bono
  • Assistant Creative Director – Kaptain Standley
  • DOP – Barnabas Imre
  • Assistant DOP – Gabriel Kintli
  • Catering – Kirstin Ridley
  • Studio – Read Made Works
  • Created in Jan 2021
  • Words from the director – Rae Ottignon “It was the psychedelic reverbs in the track ‘Steam’ that started the ideas behind the video. I knew I wanted to create something that was colourful and impactful and an excuse to showcase some of my beautiful and talented friends. I wanted to give the illusion of steam by throwing holi powder at the band members and performers. I chose Orange, Yellow, Blue and a touch of red to tie into the album artwork. I was excited by bringing two worlds together: The Mister Ott band and that world of jazz with the world of dance/burlesque/performance and Drag. Featured in the video are Aurora Murphy whose PHD in Theatre studies makes her expressive face one of the most stand out moments in the video. Feline Dion whom I met at a Vogue Ball brings their effortless grace, strength and style in a Barbarella-esque costume complete with silver gun. Luci Bamford’s back plays as a canvas, bookmarking the video from start to finish and Daniele Gianotti (AKA Miss Understood) a self identified Drag Queer slams you in the face with their beauty midway through the video in a vibrant red outfit. These stand out performances interwoven with Matt Ottignon on Sax, Ellen Kirkwood on Trumpet, Danny Pliner on Keys, Ben Panucci on Guitar and Carlos Adura on the drum creates a dreamy rhythmic montage. The result to me feels like the title sequence to a James Bond movie and I have definitely played with those familiar tropes. Matts insistent running symbolises a ‘man on a mission’ who is almost overcome with the onslaught of colour whereas our Femme Fatales stand powerfully on their own withstanding everything that is ‘literally’ thrown at them. Making the video was a huge amount of fun and we made a terrible mess! My creative director Renee De Bono with Kaptain Standley were invaluable coming up with creative solutions with all the materials (paint and powder) on the spot. DOP Barnabas Imre with Gabriel Kintli brought the ideas to life on screen. Behind the scenes on catering (thank goodness) Kirsten Ridley. Special thanks to Ready Made Works for hiring us the space. Again, so sorry about the mess! “

‘In The Flow’ album launch at Mary’s Underground

Thursday Feb 25th

Mary’s Underground, Circular Quay

6pm and 9pm

tickets here

Line up:

Matt Ottignon (tenor, baritone saxophone), Ellen Kirkwood (trumpet), Daniel Pliner (keys), Ben Panucci (guitar), Dave Symes (bass), Carlos Adura (drums) with special guests: Loretta Palmeiro (tenor saxophone), Shannon Stitt (keys) and Dom Kirk (percussion)

Special Support: Zaynab WilsonPassionate Canadian-Trinidadian globe-trotting multi-instrumentalist Zaynab Wilson draws on jazz, soul, R&B and Afro-Caribbean music to craft a unique and dynamic style.

Mister Ott returns to 505 Sep 1

Mister Ott returns to Venue 505 Saturday Sep 1st as part of Sydney Fringe 2018.

More info to come soon, but chuck it in your diary. You won’t want to miss as last years gig was killer. It will be exactly the same band as last time, only we will be featuring new material as well as stuff from our first 3 albums, all over two action packed sets.


Here’s a video from last year!


Mister Ott perform at Lazybones for Earshift Music Festival 2018

To celebrate 20 releases, the Earshift Music label will be throwing a party with some of its favourite bands over four nights! Come and get along for some music and partying

Sunday 6th May
The Strides and Mister Ott
Lazybones Lounge
294 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
doors: 5:00pm, music from 7:30pm

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Sydney performance Oct 14

MisterOttSingleShot505_FacebookBanner.jpgWe are performing in Sydney with Cope St Parade!
Date: Saturday October 14th
Venue : Venue 505, 280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
Time 8pm-11pm
Cost $20
There should be cd’s of Mister Ott and Cope St Parade in your library.
Tickets available through the Venue 505 website
Matthew Ottignon -sax
Ellen Kirkwood – trumpet
Daniel Pliner – keys
Ben Panucci – guitar
Dave Symes – bass
Carlos Adura – drums
Sydney born and bred, The Parade does love songs like no others can.
The Cope Street Parade are a high energy Australian music ensemble. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy and swing. With tender ballads and rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles and successfully blur the lines between the contemporary and the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty and Leadbelly.