Artist info

Genre

Roots, Dance


band members

SARAH BUSUTTIL - Violin, NIC RYAN-GLENIE - Trumpet, SAM BOON - Saxophone, DANNIE McKENZIE - Guitar, KATHERINE ADES - Bass, ANDREW ROUSCH - Drum Kit


Bio

Call them what you will- 'Balkan gypsy brass band, roaring twenties swing ensemble, Wild West fiddle contest or a soundtrack for Looney Tunes'- it barely scratches the surface. There are few, if any parallels to the sound of The Woohoo Revue. This fiendishly talented sextet create an adrenalin-fuelled celebration fit for dancing, drinking, and ignoring tomorrow. The combination of dance floor mayhem and a strong sense of old world style has inspired the Age Newspaper to describe The Woohoo Revue’s shows as ‘pandemonium in a pin striped suit’. Hailing from Melbourne in 2008, The Woohoo Revue scoured the world for melodies with passion and verve and forged them on Australia's dance floors. The Woohoo Revue’s debut album 'Dear Animals,' has been hailed as a 'landmark documentation of Melbourne's 'gypsy' music scene and attracted regular national radio play. Like the band's live show, the album is full, frantic and features incredible musical feats. The Woohoo Revue's upcoming album, 'Moreland's Ball', primed for a national release in early 2012, is a unique and inspired portfolio of original compositions, set to establish the band on an international scale. The critics are saying… ‘I think they eat gypsies for breakfast!’ Lulo Reinhardt ‘Expect old-world charm, furious gypsy tunes and a chunky sound that will either make you dance or wish you’d brought a unicycle. Big fun.’ The Melbourne Age ‘Overall, the sound reflects the unique experience of a ‘gypsy’ band raised on Melbourne dance floors.’ Beat Magazine, Melbourne ‘The Woohoo Revue have generated a lot of buzz around town with their tight set of freakish gypsy brass tunes.’ Inpress Magazine, Melbourne 'This is how people lost their shit back in 1909.......There were actual teeth marks in the ceiling. They had to carry each and every one of us away in three or four zip-locked freezer bags and sawdust the floor.' Adelaide Guerilla Photojournalist, Spoz ‘If musical prowess, good fun and intriguing yet accessible melodies count for anything, their audience should grow exponentially from this point on.’ dB Magazine, Adelaide ‘This gloriously sassy, six-piece gypsy-meets-Latin-meets-Middle-East dance band from Melbourne is just the ticket for fans of swinging and irresistible world music dance.’ The Sunday Mail, Adelaide ‘This gutsy group is touring its unique brand of vaudeville across Australia and is winning punters over one high energy show at a time.’ The Canberra Times ‘Their wild arrangements of carnival tunes combine the arts of musicianship and performance, creating an on-stage celebration for drinking, dancing and forgetting about tomorrow.’ BMA Magazine, Canberra ‘Be prepared for a night of exciting tunes, outrageous tempos, amazing playing and flashy dressing.’ The Byron Shire Echo, Byron Bay ‘One of Melbourne’s hottest world music groups.’ The Hobart Mercury ‘It’s not music made for IPods, it is social music. Every song holds such a strong sense of occasion. So make like the animals on the cover; grab a group of friends, go out under the sky and throw a party that lasts for days and dance to The Woohoo Revue.’ thedwarf.com.au ‘The group all are amazingly talented musicians, and the Woohoo sound is a frenzied blur of Balkan, gypsy, swing and jazz. You know the kind of sound I’m shooting at; the kind that makes you dance by kicking your legs about haphazardly and spinning until you can feel your brain burning. The band managed to sap the entire populace of the NSC of energy, beating them senseless with their whirling tango tunes. Big big love for the Woohoo.’ thedwarf.com.au BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES: Dannie McKenzie Phone: 0403-977-825 Email: thewoohoorevue@gmail.com

Review

Jilara

11 Oct 2011

50

Very appropriately named. This is how I imagine my brain would sound after an expresso. Can picture this in a funny chase scene in a film.

Very appropriately named. This is how I imagine my brain would sound after an expresso. Can picture this in a funny chase scene in a film.

Review

Reviewed by The Brow NDORSE

08 Jun 2012

50

What do you get when the Star Wars Cantina Band have a barfight with a Klezmer outfit? This sheer bliss!

What do you get when the Star Wars Cantina Band have a barfight with a Klezmer outfit? This sheer bliss!

Review

Jay09

23 Apr 2009

50

These guys are really channelling something amazing here... Funky, Gypsy style Jazz that can rock out like Mr. Bungle. No other music out there in this country like this... so cool.

These guys are really channelling something amazing here... Funky, Gypsy style Jazz that can rock out like Mr. Bungle. No other music out there in this country like this... so cool.