50 IN THE CITY

THE BAND MEMBERS:

WILL RAFTERY 19
Electric Guitars / Acoustic Guitar / Vocal

LOUIS CANN 18
Bass Gutars / Double Bass

SAMI BUTLER 20
Drums / Percussion

HISTORY:

When guitarist Will Raftery was looking for drums and bass to join him to create a rock band for a charity gig in September 2011, he didn't need to look any further than his friends Sami Butler and Louis Cann. Their individual talents melded instantly and 50 In The City formed. They've delighted crowds at The City to Bay, Clipsal 500, The Gov, The Royal Oak, The Semaphore Music Festival, Finn MacCools, The Barossa Chateau, The Promethean, the Sydney HiFi and played recently to 25,000 at Carols by Candlelight and The Tour Down Under. They've been regulars at Elder Park Cafe and The Duke in acoustic mode. This young funk/rock/pop trio have a solid set of originals, classic and obscure covers.


MUSICAL BACKGROUNDS:

All are studying classical music at University. Louis and Sami at Adelaide University and Will at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music . They have known each other for years through their involvement with the Adelaide Youth Strings, The Adelaide Youth Orchestra (AdYO), School Big Bands, Generations in Jazz and JazzSA’s Superbands.


MUSICAL INFLUENCES:

50 In The City play a guitar fueled mix of rock with a hint of jazz and blues. They have many musical influences including Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classic Rock, Funk, Classical and Big Band. They have taken some of their song writing inspiration from an obscure Jazz/Rock band Cosmosquad.


FUTURE PLANS:

50 In The City had big plans for 2014 are focused on polishing their act in 2014 and beyond. They will soon be recording a demo CD and are planning a regional tour.

They are a fully self contained band and perform with high quality instruments, amplifiers, PA and mixing desk

ELECTRIC MODE

Rock / Funk / Jazz 3 piece

Lead Guitar / Fretless Bass / Vocals / Drums


ACOUSTIC MODE (suitable for cafes, weddings etc)

As well as our full blown electric band we perform as an acoustic ensemble.


WHO ARE WE AGAIN?

RATES

Reasonable rates by negotiation to suit your requirements

MANAGEMENT

David Cann
mob 0418 856 592

david@50inthecity.net