Ultrafox @ The Boite’s World Music Cafe, Box Hill on Bastille Day Eve


PETER Baylor’s superb band, Ultrafox will play Parisian Gypsy Jazz of the ‘30’s on the eve of Bastille Day (Friday 13 July) at The World Music Cafe, Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill starting at 8.00 pm.

The lineup on this occasion will be Peter Baylor and Jon Delaney on guitar, Steve Grant (joyfully back from overseas) on accordion, and Kain Borlase on bass. Julie O’Hara will do her magic on vocals. In addition French Polynesian singer, Alfred Harua brings a versatile repertoire of French diaspora songs.

The World Music Cafe is one of the arms of The Boite, an organisation founded in 1979 to present music from many cultures. The Box Hill Community Centre is one of four Boite venues which present local, interstate and overseas artists in intimate, acoustic, audience friendly concerts from March to November. The seating is concert style with a raised stage. Drinks and nibbles are served in the foyer before the performance and during the interval.

There is a large and faithful following for The Music Cafe’s varied music programs. Even on cold and wet winter nights booking is essential, and the sooner the better. Telephone: 9417 1983. Tickets $18. Concession $12.

If you haven’t heard Ultrafox before, here’s a taste of their music. The band plays “Arabia”, one of the tracks from their recent CD, at the Uptown Jazz Cafe, 177 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. The visuals are a bit murky but the sound is good!

Wondering where the name Boite comes from?
Basement jazz clubs in Paris were known as Boîtes (literally boxes). The name travelled from France to Greece, where Boîtes made space for the music of the disaffected in the 60’s and 70’s. They were the venues for the Greek New Wave music movement that touched expatriate communities on Australian shores.

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