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Soul Cupcake live on 20 Feb 2015

Do you like your cupcakes with butter? On 20 Feb Soul Cupcake served up a smooth treat that just slid down the hatch. Effortlessly baking soul, R&B and funk into a velvety treat, Soul Cupcake put on two delectable sets of songs, combining originals and inspired covers. Their sound had a smooth sheen that was…

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Chelsea Wilson live on 14 August 2014

She hopes we’ll be very unhappy without her. And we will. On 14 August Chelsea Wilson showed us why. Soul. Funk. Motown. Disco. What do they all have in common? Groove. Chelsea Wilson is an accomplished singer who knows her groove. Really knows it. Her album launch at The Toff was like a tour of…

Jude Perl

Jude Perl live on 23 April 2014

Well, that was awkward. On 23 April our friend Jude Perl headlined at the Northcote Social Club. Not so awkward that it was uncomfortable, mind you. Jude Perl managed to hit the perfect mark. She injected just enough knowing awkwardness into her performance to have a laugh about it. Enough to be endearing. Enough to…

Florelie Escano

Florelie Escaño Live on 16 April 2014

I don’t think anyone was expecting this. On 14 April 2014 Melbourne soul diva Florelie Escaño tore up the Toff in Town. But before that happened, she shot a music video. And we all were in it. It was surreal to start a gig by playing the headline song four times in a row. With…