Trio set to make you sweat

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Eclectic Melbourne-based trio Broadway Sounds will play at the Fire Station in Busselton on Saturday night, and songwriter Andrew Philips says the show is set to be “hot, heavy and sweaty”.

The band thread together disparate and unexpected styles and genres, intertwining afro rock, boogie funk and euro chic groove.

Philips, a multi- instrumentalist, described the band’s music as a reflection of his personal record collection and musical influences.

“The whole genesis of it was me making music in my bedroom — all different kinds and thinking what friends will I get on to sing?” he said.

“It’s coming up to a year now and I’m focusing on more up-tempo party stuff.”

After hitting the stage with No Zu and Noise in My Head at last year’s Camp Doogs festival, Broadway Sounds are looking forward to playing their first WA gigs this weekend.

The band have mixed about 21 new songs but are yet to release a full-length album.

“The plan last year was to take time off from playing shows to write but it was so hard for me to say no to gigs,” Philips said. “But we hope to have something in the form of an EP or double A-side sometime this year.”

As for the gig in Busselton on Saturday, Philips said audiences should expect an hour’s worth of party songs.

The band will also road-test two new songs which are yet to be performed live, and four or five other new songs.

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