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James Ellis and the Jealous Guys Single Launch at Lulie Street Tavern
Friday 18 August 2017 - 08:00pm
Lulie Street Tavern
288 Johnston St

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James Ellis and the Jealous Guys launch their single, "Have You Ever Seen Her", at Lulie St Tavern on Friday 18 August 2017.

With support from Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds. 

Free entry.

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys are a country band from Melbourne, Australia. After 10 years writing and playing songs in The Bitter Sweethearts, James Ellis launched this new band at the end of 2016, which includes members of Big Smoke (Tim Baker, Luke Brennan, Joe Cope and Alex O'Gorman) and The Hello Morning (Steven Cliffhanger and Joe Cope). Relying heavily on traditional country instrumentation and arrangements, the music draws on the influence of Hank Williams, Ray Price, Waylon Jennings and more recent traditionalists such as Daniel Romano.

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds blend vintage Americana with widescreen, dark country. Drawing influence from alt country, jazz and folk styles, the band are also inspired by the songs of Ryan Adams, Joe Henry, Sharon Van Etten, Gillian Welch, Tom Waits and Neko Case. Their debut album, Poor Virginia was released in August 2013, and listed in Basement Discs Top 10 Australian Albums of The Year and Unpaved's 50 Best Albums of 2013. The band is currently working on a new record.