Lagoon Hill Zydeco + Cabalie

7pm, Friday 11th September 2015

Publicity Material

Poster (PDFJPG)
Leaflet (PDF - 2up) 

'Zydeco is lively, accordion and rubboard led, rhythm and blues infused music of Creoles of Loiusiana. Here it's in the hands of Tasmanians who put their own country and gypsy jazz twist to it. Prepare for some down south, down home fun. See more on their Facebook page.

Cabalie 400.jpgAlso on the program will be the newly formed duo Cabalie consisting of Sonia Bennett (vocals & guitar) and Bob Bellini (accordion).

Originally from Sri Lanka, Sonia Bennett is well known in the folk scene as a singer, collaborator, composer & lyricist.  She has CDs under her name and has appeared on a number of TV shows.  She is a dedicated conservationist & painter.  She is also a great humanitarian, which led her to rescue Bob Bellini from the despairs of his mediocre music.  Taking him under her wing, she initiated Cabalie, where she is leading him on the path to righteousness, ballads, blues & bossa.

Bob has been belting out tunes on his squeezebox since he was 8 years old.  He has played with a number of widely unknown Ceili groups and bush bands over the years.  His eclectic musical education includes everything from 'shillelagh law' St Patricks nights to seedy clubs & pubs, which has at least given him a wide musical appreciation.

Check out this Sonia Bennett showcase on YouTube.

"Lagoon Hill Zydeco play with energy and fun. They come from Tasmania, but are influenced by the musical culture of Louisiana, hence the name "Zydeco." They were a great hit at the festival." - Illawarra Folk Club
"... These guys rip!" - Hobart Music Centre
"Your're in for a good time at a Lagoon Hill Zydeco concert. They're a technically talented band that always makes me want to dance." - The Balloon Lady


Leave a Reply

(Your email will not be publicly displayed.)

Captcha Code

Click the image to see another captcha.