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
294 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
doors: 5:00pm, music from 7:30pm
We are performing in Sydney with Cope St Parade!
Date: Saturday October 14th
Venue : Venue 505, 280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
There should be cd’s of Mister Ott and Cope St Parade in your library.
MISTER OTT 9:30pm
Matthew Ottignon -sax
Ellen Kirkwood – trumpet
Daniel Pliner – keys
Ben Panucci – guitar
Dave Symes – bass
Carlos Adura – drums
COPE ST PARADE 8:30pm
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.
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
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
Shortlist album reviews: Paper Kites, JD Souther, Mr Ott, Flying Saucer Attack and the Maccabees
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