BLACK PEARL has the reputation of being a stylish, tight and vibrant outfit, that will present a cocktail of upbeat blues & hot soul with a slice of smooth & swinging jazz.
Performing Jazz standards with cool blues guitar riffs and Blues classics with jazz improvisations inspired by greats like Robben Ford. To add to the mix pumping Soul brought to life by a “tight groove combo” of bass, drums & percussion.
Drawing inspiration from artists Etta James, Koko Taylor, Willie Dixon, Bessie Smith,
Nina Simone, Big Mama Thornton, Julie London, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald,
Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner & more.
Well known for their energy driven sets-Lead by Christine Manetta with her power- house vocals & sassy stage presence and joined by International & accomplished musicians
- will lay down the “groove for the mood”.
BLACK PEARL has been a working band, since forming in 2013, with comments describing the band
"tight groove" - Musical Director - Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2015
"soulful experience" - Musical Director - Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2016
The band regularly journey from their home base of Melbourne to perform at festivals and gigs across regional Victoria.