The Tote presents Convolution

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The Tote presents Convolution

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CONVOLUTION is a two-stage stellar line-up consisting of the best of Melbourne’s Soul/Groove Bands: Kylie Auldist Band, That Gold Street Sound, and Steppers (formerly the Aztx) on Saturday, 25th June at the Abbotsford Convent.

Headlining CONVOLUTION is the Kylie Auldist Band. Kylie Auldist has been at the top of Melbourne’s Soul/Funk scene since the 90s, fronting the Bamboos, ‘Cookin’ on 3 Burners’ and her own bands, topping the charts in France, Germany and the UK for 9 weeks at No 2 with ‘This Girl’.

That Gold Street Sound, Music Victoria award nominees and 2016 Best Live Act- St Kilda Festival in 2016, will perform their classic horn driven Soul show. Steppers, fronted by Reg Auldist on Vocals and Drums, represent the next generation of Melbourne’s groovers.

“This is the first of several shows we are producing to celebrate the Tote’s 40 year Anniversary that feature who we see as the gems of Melbourne’s live music scene. We are deliberately broadening into genres not traditionally associated with what the Tote is known for – Rock’n’Roll. The reality is that Melbourne is characterised by so much awesome live music, great bands and musicians, it just makes sense…

“Kylie has topped the charts in France and Germany and was No 2 in the UK for 9 weeks with ‘This Girl’. It is a privilege to be able to highlight and focus on Melbourne’s music scene’s depth and diversity in such a profoundly important setting as the Abbotsford Convent,” said Jon Perring, The Tote’s Convolution producer.

To complete the stunning line-up, performing in parallel in the Convent’s Industrial School is the cream of the Melbourne’s underground electronic scene:

Miles Brown (The Night Terrors), Quell, Null Hypothesis, iceclaw and Justin Ashworth. To light it all up, the Electric Light Brigade will be projecting their light-scape in the quadraphonic sound-field for a totally sensorially immersive experience.

The Tote and the Abbotsford Convent is located on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. The Tote acknowledge their sovereignty and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

The Tote would also like to gratefully acknowledge that Convolution is part of The Tote’s 40th anniversary program that would not have been possible without the financial assistance of the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.