EUGENE HAMILTON is known for his loud wardrobe, energetic performances and on stage schtick. But lurking behind Eugene’s facade is a highly respected musical talent (Dave Bowers) and a rock solid band of musicians, THE MONEY.
This 12 track Album is their masterwork. It has taken over 3 years to record and includes contributions from over 20 musicians including Linda and Vika Bull and Lucky Oceans.
THE MONEY turn playing covers into an art form by totally reinventing and ‘genre bending’ the material they play, and they’re not afraid to tackle a few sacred cows along the way.
The album draws on all the musical influences that Eugene has loved and played around with in a 30 – year career as a Melbourne musician. This album is full of energy and oomph.
From Motown to Memphis Soul to Funk to Nashville to Hip Hop to Vegas style Big Band Swing to Latin Fusion to Swinging London Boogaloo. All threaded together coherently into a thick, lush, shag pile carpet. With nods along the way to Dave Brubeck. Bobby Darrin. The Stones. Iggy Pop. Peggy Lee. Chrissie Amphlett. Beyonce, Serge Gainsbourg, Bob Dylan, Santana, Bob Marley, Steely Dan, Elvis, Sinatra and more.
Every decade from the ’50’s til now is represented by at least one track.
THE MONEY are Martin Lubran (guitar), Chris Paraha (Bass), Haydn Meggitt (Drums), Colin Snape (Keys) and Tibor Gyapjas (trumpet)
At the launch the album will be performed in full by an extended 10 piece band with support from jazz siren Nina Ferro.
“An energy that is dazzling… extremely gifted performer …a gold bubbling vision”…… Sherridan Green. Melbourne international Festival
“classy and adventurous…..one of the unheralded greats of the Melbourne music scene” ……. Jeff Jenkins. Inpress Magazine
“Hamilton pulls it off with passion and personality…. An unexpected treat” Music Australia Guide.