Bailey Judd, Jaron Jay and Social Street are playing a huge gig at The Gaso this week

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Bailey Judd, Jaron Jay and Social Street are playing a huge gig at The Gaso this week

Words by Staff Writer

On the back of his most recent release Helpless and St Kilda Fest appearance, Bailey Judd announces his upcoming EP Fool’s Gold.

It’s laden with the undeniable grooves of his trademark funk-fueled yacht-rock sound that has cemented his esteem in the Naarm (Melbourne) music scene.

True to his style, Fool’s Good is another classic Bailey Judd move – with his heart on his sleeve and his hands effortlessly skillful on his guitar. Exploring new territory within the intricacies and falling in love and fighting to keep it strong, we hear a side of Judd that is only now being explored. Far from his angsty pandemic informed Greetings From Sunny Coburg days, we are hearing Judd grow up, fall in love, and evolve right before our eyes. From the glossy and smooth musical aesthetics, to the ever growing depth of his lyrics, Bailey Judd continues to take greater strides toward his final form.

Bailey Judd Fool’s Gold EP tour dates

  • May 23rd | Melbourne | Gasometer Hotel w/Jaron Jay and Social Street
  • June 6th | Goulburn | Goulburn Club w/Sanctuary Drive (FKA the Doozys)
  • June 7th | Sydney | Lazybones w/ Vinyl 45
  • June 8th | Sydney | Yulli’s w/ JAZZSCHOOLHURTME’s KISS IT BETTER Jam

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Slick, seductive, and unwaveringly sincere, Fool’s Gold is a vulnerable experience set to a retro-sonic background. Full to the brim with all the bells and whistles, Bailey Judd is Australia’s answer to Silk Sonic and Allen Stone, swimming in the influences of days gone by, and reconstructing it into something refreshingly nostalgic.

Also on the bill, Jaron Jay, an accomplished songwriter, performer, and musician, has dedicated over 10,000 hours to his craft, drawing inspiration from a diverse range of influences.

From The Beatles to Eminem, his work spans various musical styles with a unique blend of rock, soul, jazz, funk, and pop. Over the years, Jaron has earned a stellar reputation in Melbourne’s music scene, collaborating with renowned artists and producers.

Notably, his collaboration with saxophonist Bob Mintzer on Catapult stands as a career highlight. Jaron’s talent extends beyond music production, having worked with major brands in advertisement. Through social media, he has connected with fellow musicians and established himself as an artist, leading to a partnership with the Anti-Hero record label.

With a fearless approach to crossing genres and upcoming releases in 2023, Jaron Jay is poised to become a household name in the music industry, embodying the essence of a true artist.

Finally, immerse yourself in the funky sounds of the neo-soul influenced eight piece, Social Street. With musos hailing from all corners of the state, lush harmonies, catchy hooks, and soulful grooves are promised at their live shows. Spearheaded by Liam and Grace, the band have been playing in the Melbourne music scene since early 2019. Come for the vibes, stay for the tunes, and feel the love the group radiates.

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