The Boys Club
THREE WOMEN, THREE INSTRUMENTS, NO CHORDS…
The Boys Club is a celebration of the heart, the soul and the story of swing, with three musicians, Kyrie Anderson, Bonnie Aué and Kate Fuller joining forces to make magical music, old and new, in a trio like no other.
With Kyrie’s sensitive percussion bringing the heart, Bonnie’s moving bass lines embodying the soul, and Kate’s mellifluous vocals telling tales, The Boys Club strip standards bare and weave together new stories through their original music, with a sparse, yet wildly expressive, soulful and rhythmic sound, that leaves no room for misinterpretation.
Kate Fuller & The Boys Club’s cheeky debut album, I Like Men, was recorded in January 2018 at Wizardtone Studios. It’s an exploration of the nature of women's relationships with men in the swing era, through classic jazz tunes of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
Kate Fuller / Vocals
Kyrie Anderson / Drums
Alana Dawes / Bass
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Jarrad Payne
Arranged by Kate Fuller, Kyrie Anderson, Alana Dawes and Adam Page
Produced by Kate Fuller
Recorded at Wizard Tone Studios, January 2018
I Like Men by Kate Fuller & The Boys Club, was nominated for a South Australian Music Award in the most popular jazz category, 2018.
I Like Men by Kate Fuller & The Boys Club, has been nominated for an Australian Jazz Bell Award for best vocal album and best production, winners will be announced in September 2019.
“The band’s name is ironic, of course, Kate Fuller and the Boys is an all-female jazz trio and their debut album plays into this ironic concept, featuring covers of some timeless classics - songs from the Great American Songbook mostly, though there is also a version of No Doubt’s ‘Don’t Speak’ - which share a common thing: they are all talking about men, from a female perspective. These are songs that have been recorded dozens of times from various artists but what is really outstanding here is the orchestration. The vocal-bass-drums trio is a rarity. Kyrie Anderson and Alana Dawes create a firm backbone that allows Kate Fuller to shine, singing with clarity and confidence. The outcome is a refreshing and inspired take on decades old songs that reaffirms the eternal appeal of this material.” - Nikos Fotakis, Australian Jazz
Festival of Voices, Hobart, 2018
The Jazzlab, Melbourne, 2018
Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, 2018
NOLA, Adelaide, 2018
ABC Radio Adelaide, Elder Park Rotunda, Adelaide, 2018
The Family Bushdance Podcast, Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, 2019
“Her musical prowess on the double bass is nothing short of brilliant and powerful.” – Global Media Post
Bonnie Aué is one of the most exciting young bass players in the Adelaide jazz scene. Completing her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at the University of Adelaide, under the guidance of John Aué in 2018, Bonnie received the top undergraduate award for bass. Bonnie plays regularly throughout Adelaide on both electric and double bass and has performed at major local and national events including Adelaide’s International Jazz Day Concert in 2018 and 2019, at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, Hobart’s Festival of Voices, and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She has performed on stage with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists including Christina Bianco, Anita Wardell, Emma Pask, Ross Irwin, Jo Lawry, Vardan Ovsepian, James Muller, Mark Ferguson, Helena Kay, Adam Page, Jonathan Crayford, the Hot Sardines, the Henderson/Voss Big Band, the Mike Stewart Big Band and the MG big band.
“Mesmerising to watch – a deftly interpreter of jazz rhythms with a sense of musical understanding and passion that belies her youthfulness.” – Global Media Post
Kyrie Anderson is one of Australia’s most sought-after drummers. After completing a Jazz Performance degree at The University of Adelaide, Kyrie graduated with First Class Honours in 2014. While still at University, Kyrie toured Australia, Canada and the UK with her original project the Bearded Gypsy Band, and has since toured Europe three times with Kaurna Cronin. In 2018 Kyrie worked with Luke Creswell, the creator of STOMP, as Percussion Director for his Adelaide Festival performances of The Lost and Found Orchestra. So far in 2019, Kyrie has toured nationally as Musical Director for Songs and Times with Sam Cookestarring Gary Pinto; headlined the Royal Croquet Club with Russian feminist group Pussy Riot; and performed with national and international jazz musicians at Adelaide Town Hall’s International Jazz Day, and at Melbourne’s Stonington Jazz Festival. Kyrie has played alongside James Morrison, James Muller, Adam Page, Emma Pask, Nancy Bates, and The Cat Empire, and performs regularly with Oh Pep!, Kate Fuller, Aaron Thomas, and Max Savage. In August, Kyrie will attend the Banff International Workshop of Jazz and Creative Music in Canada.
“Like sugar in gin, her voice skillfully drops despondent lyrics in happy-to-be alive rhythms and soundscapes.” – The Music
Kate is an award-winning jazz singer and songwriter, has independently released five albums, studied Jazz Performance at the University of Adelaide, and holds an AA Degree in vocal performance from the Los Angeles College of Music. Over the course of her career Kate has studied and worked closely with an incredible list of mentors, including Tierney Sutton, Peter Sprague, Dorian Holley, Sara Leib, Kathleen Grace, Glen Shorrock, Craig Scott, Joe Ruberto, Bruce Hancock, John Aué, Anita Wardell, and Jo Lawry. Katehas performed at Bennetts Lane and The Jazzlab in Melbourne, Festival of Voices in Tasmania, Hotel Café in Los Angeles, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and for Al Jarreauand Quincy Jones at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. She also performs regularly at local venues and festivals, and has headlined sold out seasons at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival. Kate won the Glenn Shorrock Scholarship award for song writing in 2005, and has been nominated for a three South Australian Music Awards.
If you would like to book The Boys Club please call Kate Fuller on 0433 931 592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.