Spotlight On: Doc Jones & The Lechery Orchestra

Photo courtesy of Doc Jones & The Lechery Orchestra

My friends might have noticed I’m a little bit keen for the June Long Weekend’s Snowy Mountains of Music Festival at Perisher. There’s a great line up of artists, but it gives me a chance to check out a band I’ve been looking at for a couple of months, Doc Jones & The Lechery Orchestra.

The Snowy Mountains of Music website bills them as:
“This is quirky original music for sure, with songs about the strangest and most evocative things – the Spanish Inquisition, a late night tango on the sawdust of a circus ring, and even a song about being a teapot! But, like a good film score, the music underpinning these strange tales will let listeners lose themselves in the story. Sometimes it is busy and as over the top as the words of the song, other times spacious and beautiful, but always leaving the listener intrigued and wondering what is coming next.”

I’ve been really enjoying their music with it’s trilling flutes, moaning violins and double bass and the spicy piano accordian. But there’s just something about their sound that I can’t put my finger on, it’s no surprise that they recently toured with Lolo Lovina and the like. their catchyand sometimes theatrical sound is all at once calming and inspiring. They sound like they will put on an impressive show full of funny stories and richly layered music. They’ll certainly be worth checking out. If you can’t catch them at the festival, have a listen and make sure you keep an eye out for them soon!

Country of Origin: Australia (Sydney)
File Under: Quirky Cabaret, Gypsy, Folk
Sounds Like: The Crooked Fiddle Band and The Good Ship putting on a Cabaret.

Doc Jones & The Lechery Orchestra will be performing at the Snowy Mountains of Music Festival:
FRI 10:45pm-11:45pm – SUNDECK HOTEL
SAT 2:15pm-3:30pm – SMIGS STAGE
SAT 3:15pm-4pm – BASEMENT WORKSHOP (Songwriting & Arranging)
SUN 1:45pm-3pm – THE MAN

1 Comment

  1. July 14, 2011 at 13:22

    […] and we were off to see Doc Jones and the Lechery Orchestra which I had been anticipating after Spotlighting them in the lead up to the festival. In a slightly pared back line up, this bunch of chaps took to the […]

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