Rhythm n' Blues, Swing, Jazz, Reggae, Rock n' Roll, Blues, Soul...
The Providers...well... Provide!
"Tired of the same ol' cover bands trotting out the same ol' songs? Wondering why you're going out more & enjoying it less?"
Combining the talents of...
Tommy McEwan (Swingin' Sidewalks, Louis King, Bop Deluxe)on Drums & Vocals, Jake Mason (Deode, Cookin' on 3 Burners) on his swirling Hammond Organ &Vocals, with Bob Valentine (Lonely Boys, Sweethearts) on Guitar & Vocals,
The Providers get the dancefloor Jivin' with their mix of music & good, clean fun.
Need more party? How about The Horns o' Plenty & some wild chick singing??? - hold on to your Ya- ya's.
'It’s a solid-gold tribute to this Melbourne trio that it invests warhorses such as Higher and Higher with such joy and verve that it’s easy to forget that you’ve heard them a gazillion times before.
Bob Valentine, Jake Mason and Tommy McEwan revered stalwarts of the Melbourne music scene, happily throw off wild sparks of funk, groove and soul on a thoroughly splendiferous party album.
Playing guitar, organ/saxophone and drums respectively, all three sing their hearts out, Valentine in particular shining, as do the harmonies. A few guest spots help make the sound even juicier.
Here is a musical alchemy of the highest order, the sum winningly greater than the parts.
The other highlights include slinky instrumentals Candy Smack and Time is Tight, Fly Me to the Moon, Who Were You Thinkin’ of, Cold Hard Light of Day, a gritty ballad penned by Valentine, and Some Kind of Wonderful.'
-Kenny Weir, Herald Sun
Some Kind Of Wonderful Motown Classic
Higher Motown Classic
Time Is Tight Booker T & The Mg's
Heard It Thru The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
Soothe Me Sam & Dave
Twistin The Night Away Rod Stewart
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Lay down Sally Eric Clapton
Sway Dean Martin
Dock of the bay Otis Redding
How sweet it is James Taylor
Fly Me To The Moon Sinatra
My baby just cares for me Nina Simone
On Broadway Lou Rawls
Hallelujah, I love her so Ray Charles
and many more...