Joel Sena </br>**Live sax drenched soul** </br>[THURSDAY – 06.07.2017]

Joel Sena
**Live sax drenched soul**
[THURSDAY – 06.07.2017]

Sax-drenched soul. That’s where it’s at for Joel Sena. Fusing soul, jazz and funk, he has crafted a bold sound that inspires and resonates with people.

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JOEL SENA //

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Sax-drenched soul. That’s where it’s at for Joel Sena. Fusing soul, jazz and funk, he has crafted a bold sound that inspires and resonates with people.

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Joel comes from humble beginnings. After studying at the Australian Institute of Music, Joel quickly became one of the most sought after Saxophonists in town. He has toured and recorded with many well established acts including Lionel Cole (Mariah Carey), Deana Martin (Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis) and Michael Duchesne (The Voice).

After a solid few years of playing as a sideman it was time for Joel to step out as an artist in his own right, introducing himself as a songwriter and producer. In 2015 Joel travelled to New York with his sax on his back, jamming with members of Lauryn Hill’s horn section and studying with renowned saxophonist Troy Roberts. Inspired upon his return, Joel went on to write and release his debut self-titled EP in 2016. The record was a combination of beautifully crafted instrumentals and soulful songs featuring the sultry vocals of Phoebe Day. It was played across multiple radio stations including Eastside FM (Sydney) and NRG FM (Melbourne). Joel received coverage across various publications including Tone Deaf, The Brag, The Music and the Aussie Music Weekly. He officially launched the EP at Slyfox in Enmore. Playing to a full house, Joel gave the audience an inspired performance they won’t soon forget.

2017 is Joel’s year to follow up and step up his game. He plans to release a second 5 track EP later this year with a bold new sound. Drawing inspiration from the greats (Miles Davis, Jill Scott, Michael Brecker and Kenny Garrett), Joel has pushed his music into new territory. This record is all about holding nothing back, rolling a hard six and moving forward.

“I thought long and hard about how to record this EP. The musicians, equipment and location all had a huge impact on creating the sound I wanted. It’s edgy, punchy and unashamedly me. I didn’t want to play it safe or create music that’s the flavour of the day. The songs are about real issues that hit home for me. It’s intentional in every way. I can’t wait to share it with the world.”

The upcoming recording features two of Australia’s most prominent musicians – Mike Pensini (Deni Hines, James Morrison) and Buddy Siolo (Delta Goodrem, Jess Mauboy). Phoebe Day returns with her incredible vocal style for two songs on the EP.

In addition to his own original music, Joel has produced up and coming singer/songwriter Phoebe Day’s debut recording. He is also lending his signature sax sound to her music, due for release later this year. Joel plans to forge new collaborations, expand his touring schedule and continue pushing his music forward.

facebook: www.facebook.com/joelsenamusic/
website: www.joelsena.com/

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PHOEBE DAY //

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The vibe – Smooth and sultry jazz-infused, soul.

Born and raised in Sydney Australia, Phoebe is her own flavour of silky smooth soul. With an unmistakable vocal, the sultry tones of her music are a unique blend of old and new inspired by the greats of jazz, soul, RNB and blues. There’s a quiet vulnerability in Phoebe’s music. It transports the listener into her world, extending a warm invitation to look around and stay a while. Tasty, sophisticated melodies, soothing harmony and laid-back grooves complete her signature sound.

“I love the warmth and mood of those classic records. That’s the nostalgic feel I want to emulate in my music – a fresh take on the old-school, jazz/soul vibe. ”

drawn to music at the young age of five, Phoebe begged her parents for piano lessons. Listening to her father’s jazz and blues records, she was heavily influenced by the likes of Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’day, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles. Obsessed with their sound, Phoebe began singing and writing her own music at eight years old.

After complications with lower back surgeries, Phoebe spent her teenage years in and out of hospital, unable to sing for long periods of time. In her recovery stages, she turned to music as an emotional outlet and distraction from pain. Through her adversity, Phoebe discovered the art of connecting with music on a deeper emotional level. She played her first solo jazz gig at sixteen years old.

Phoebe spent four years studying at The Australian Institute of Music in Sydney where she majored in contemporary vocal studies. she developed her skills as a vocalist and songwriter recording original music in the world-class studios at AIM. She also performed in some of Sydney’s most renowned venues such as Foundry 616 and Venue 505.

At a local musician’s jam, Phoebe was introduced to Joel Sena (saxophonist, songwriter and producer), who asked her to sing on his original music project. Working together over the following year, Phoebe was the featured vocalist on Joel Sena’s self-titled debut EP (2016). After a successful Debut, Phoebe is set to sing on Joel’s second EP recording (2017).

Phoebe has spent the last eighteen months preparing for her own debut release. Inspired by the changes in her personal and professional life, the music is a reflection of her journey as an artist thus far. Exploring themes of love, loss and change, Phoebe has created a raw and honest recording with her own sound.

“I’d love to create something people can connect to. A recording that I know is a true and honest reflection of myself as an artist. I’m still learning and growing, but mostly I just want to create great music that adds something to someone’s day.”

The EP features some of Sydney’s finest musicians including Mike Pensini (keys), Buddy Siolo (drums) and Joel Sena (Saxophone, bass and producer). Set for release in late 2017, Phoebe is ready and eager to share this project.

facebook: www.facebook.com/phoebedaymusic/

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WHAT: JOEL SENA + PHOEBE DAY **LIVE**
WHEN: THURSDAY 7 JULY 2017
DOORS OPEN AT 5PM | BAND KICKS AROUND 8PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.

To reserve a space please email info@playbar.com.au

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Special thanks to Joal Sena + Phoebe & all the artists for a great night of live music xxx

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