Friday 1st July – Lazybones Lounge – Marrickville, SYDNEY
Saturday 3rd September – Venue 505 – Surry Hills, SYDNEY
Friday 16th September – Cool For School (SIMA) @ Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre – Chippendale, SYDNEY
The first gig of the year is at Marrickville’s Lazybones Lounge. Super hip and comfortable upstairs bar. There will be two bands on the night and we finish at 10:30 so don’t mess around and get in there early.
- Saturday 16th January
- Lazybones Lounge
- 294 Marrickville Road, Entry Illawarra Road, Marrickville
- Doors & Restaurant 5pm,
- $15 on the door
- 8.30pm Mister Ott
- 11pm Lek Fonq
Buy tickets now!!
Use this link here
The last Mister Ott show for the year will be Friday 13th November at Venue 505.
If you haven’t seen the band live yet, this is your chance. Due to current various commitments with other bands this will be the only Sydney performance. There will be new music on show as well as all the hits from Drop It Like It’s Ott. Check out the reviews to see how we fared in the press and jump on to Bandcamp to buy a copy of the album if you haven’t already.
Sydney Morning Herald
September 11, 2015
DROP IT LIKE IT’S OTT (Earshift)
It even had its own name, “Ethio-jazz”, a unique jazz offshoot that Mulatu Astatke nurtured in Ethiopia in the early 1970s, and it soon became a benchmark of hipness. You can hear why in Matt Ottignon’s band Mr Ott, which plays original music drenched in Ethiopian rhythms and textures that is so infectious as to erode my suspicion of projects so subservient to idiom. The grooves, a jigsaw of minimal contributions from horns, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and percussion, have an edge of exoticism as well as creating surges of energy. Wah-wah guitar, almost the style’s birthmark, is here supplied by Ben Panucci, who also produces some startling solos. Ottignon’s tenor and baritone saxophones intermittently blaze like bushfires through rhythmic thickets in which Eden Ottignon’s bass plays a hypnotic part. Ellen Kirkwood provides slicing trumpet, Daniel Pliner the chunky or slippery keyboards and Dan Kennedy and Steve Marin hold down the all-important drums/percussion duties. JOHN SHAND
We have a massive night planned. Mister Ott will be in extended 8 piece mode with Peter Farrar on sax and Steve Marin on percussion and I’m proud to announce that there will also be four incredible dancers assembled by Fenix Icatu, specialists in dancehall, house, popping etc. We saw Fenix and Miguel last year at 505 and I am very excited to say that Fenix will be back again this time with 3 new dancers in tow.
To kick off the night we have Slowpoke Rodriguez, a band made up of members of the Strides, Watussi and Deep Sea Arcade and featuring trumpeter Ken Allars. If you want to hear what they sound like check their band camp page here
Doors open at 6pm for those who want to have dinner there and get in early for the cocktails! The poster says 7:30pm doors, but they will be open from 6.
Book tickets now for this Saturday.
To check out the vibe here is a video from last years 505 gig.
Saturday 28th June
280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
doors open from 6:00pm
Slowpoke Rodriguez on at 8:30pm
Mister Ott on at 10:00pm
music till 11:30pm
$15/$10 book tix here