Convincing Bullshit

by The Rookies

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Convincing Bullshit is the debut studio release by The Rookies, who play jazz at Melbourne's The Rooks Return every Wednesday night.

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Greg Sher - Alto Saxophone
Tom Sly - Trumpet
Joel Trigg - Piano
Oscar Neyland - Double Bass
Chris Cameron - Drums & Cymbals

Recorded at Soundpark Studios on 26 July 2016

Recording/Mixing/Mastering - Daniel Morassuti & Felix Parnell

Additional Engineers - Lyndon Johnson, Johannes Purbowo, Nick Smeed, Will Tremain, Nick Wilby

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released November 16, 2016

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The Rookies were born in the spring of 2014 on the forgotten end of Brunswick Street in a room full of sweat, beer and dim lights at The Rooks Return. What started as a quiet set of background jazz for punters while they imbibed their cocktails quickly devolved into an uninhibited, drunken dance party reminiscent of a time almost forgotten.

Band leader Greg Sher (alto saxophone) is joined by Tom Sly (trumpet), Joel Trigg (piano), Oscar Neyland (double bass) and Chris Cameron (drums and cymbals), with special guests from Australia and overseas sitting in every week.

The weekly parties are never the same as the band effortlessly jumps genres, twisting and contorting old world repertoire into something idiosyncratically their own. After the dust settles and the bar empties, an old broken down piano in the corner is the only vestige of the chaos that once was. Every Wednesday those in the know cram into the speakeasy to experience the raw energy of improvisation, where anything is possible. It is a space that people come to dance, sing, drink, and get down and dirty. The parties blend a nostalgic sense of the old world with the freedom and spontaneity of the new. Not quite jazz club, not quite night club. The energy is carried by the bands long standing musical brotherhood, interspersed with Greg’s satirical and quirky commentary.

The Rookies are Jazz, but not like you know it.

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The Rookies Melbourne, Australia

The Rookies were born in the spring of 2014 on the forgotten end of Brunswick Street in a room full of sweat, beer and dim lights at The Rooks Return. What started as a quiet set of background jazz for punters while they imbibed their cocktails quickly devolved into an uninhibited, drunken dance party reminiscent of a time almost forgotten...

The Rookies are Jazz, but not like you know it.
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