The Pearly Shells
Date: Wednesday 6 December
Time: 10 am morning tea, 11 am show
Venue: Lakeview Room at Cardinia Cultural Centre
Formed around the turn of the century by double bassist Steve Purcell as a Count Basie-style dance band, The Pearly Shells have evolved over more than 20 years to become a unique Melbourne musical institution with an enormous repertoire of original charts and ties throughout Melbourne’s musical universe.
The Pearly Shells mix their own arrangements of 40’s and 50’s big band music with Jump Blues, Swing Jazz, RnB, Boogie Woogie and Latin styles and play it all with the drive and enthusiasm the music demands and deserves.
Dust off your dancing shoes because you’ll need them for Pearly’s Christmas extravaganza in our Lakeview Room. With music by Ellington, Basie, Goodman, Ray Charles, Louie Jordan, Billy Holiday, Ella Johnson, Xavier Cugat and originals, you can expect to dance the morning away!