John Baker (1955-2018), and The Baker Suite performed many times at Trinity Sessions over its 20-year history, and this one-off performance sees the band play songs from the freshly-minted John Baker Songbook, to be launched on the night.
The original Baker Suite band will reassemble with an invited guest singer to perform a best-of selection of songs from Baker’s extensive oeuvre that traverses Art Folk, French Café and Gypsy Romantica.
The John Baker Songbook is a celebration of John’s lyrics, music and stories. ‘It’s important that John’s songs are kept alive, through other people playing them,’ said Buckby, 'and I look forward to hearing various interpretations of his song in the future.
The Songbook will be available on-line and a limited edition hard-copy release will be available on the night. It will be a selection of favourite John Baker songs curated by Gayle Buckby and carefully transcribed by violinist & musical maestro Dr Julian Ferrarratto. The selection showcases the versatility and durability of Baker's songwriting in many of his most memorable signature pieces, all of which are ‘meant to be played.’
The Baker Suite line-up will be Julian Ferrarretto (violin), Lyndon Gray (double bass), Enrico Mick Morena (drums), Alain Valodze (guitar), Gayle Buckby (accordion, vocals), plus special guests.
Kathie Renner (Vincents Chair) will kick off the night in style with songs from her band, Vincents Chair.
$30 (or $23 for residents of the City of Unley)