Scene News: Sol Nation Winter tour

Melbourne seven piece Sol Nation are excited to be hitting the road to promote their debut album Melting Pot around various parts of Australia late Winter into early Spring. The band have created one of the most exuberant, colourful, intoxicating and exciting stage shows in Australia. With a charismatic, high energy, infectious live show, and a strong global conscience, Sol Nation is a must-see musical experience. They guarantee a performance to remember via their own unique fusion of Reggae, Samba, Funk, Salsa, East Timorese folksong and African dance music and are a great reflection of their multicultural hometown of Melbourne.

There is nothing the band likes more than travelling and performing and bringing their sounds to new audiences. And this July to September they will be covering thousands of miles of touring terrain in their van and bringing the party as they perform at the following venues :

Wednesday 29th July at Darwin Railway Club, NT
Wednesday 30th July – 3rd August at Garma Fest Gulkula, NT
Thursday 22nd August at Baha Bar Rye, VIC
Friday 4th September at Suttons Music House Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 5th September at Theatre Royal Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 12th September at Rubix Warehouse Melbourne, VIC
Friday 25th September at Camelot Lounge Sydney, NSW
Saturday 26 September at Heritage Hotel Bulli, NSW

Sol Nation are impassioned musicians who draw upon their wealth of years of experience performing in other bands : most notably at its heart lies the reggae experience of Paulo Almeida (The Dili Allstars), the rock charisma of Colin Badger (Painters & Dockers), and the fiery ardor of songstress Deline Briscoe (The Black Arm Band). Each musician in the group lends their musical prowess, and the end result is a tight, well honed live show, which proves impossible to not dance along with.

Guaranteed to make you dance and smile, make sure you catch Sol Nation as they head around Australia promoting their album Melting Pot at various venues. The band are very excited by the news that Melbourne singer/songwriter Thando who produces a marvellous electronic take on soul ballads and cites NGAIIRE, Jill Scott and Alicia Keys as influences will be providing back-up vocals for the bulk of the tour. Check your gig guides for full touring details.

Read our Q&A with the band.

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