ACOUSTICA is a unique outfit comprising of four very talented Perth musicians.
Perfectionists in their own genres, this group have created a sound so unique, you will wonder where the time has gone after
Ideal for your next cocktail function, wedding, or event that just needs that extra touch of elegance, ACOUSTICA will deliver to a
wide audience with their sultry sound, yet youthful approach.
With strong vocals from both male and female singer, ACOUSTICA will not go unnoticed.
A diverse song list that covers the timeless classics along with today’s melodies, makes this quartet the perfect entertainment.
KATE PASS (Double Bass)
Kate Pass is a double bassist and electric bassist from Perth, Western Australia. Having recently graduated from the Jazz Honours course at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she performs regularly with variety of different groups around Perth.
During her time at WAAPA, Kate studied with Paul Pooley, Chris Tarr and Pete Jeavons, and was also fortunate enough to study with international jazz greats Ari Hoenig, Rueben Rogers, Gilad Hekselman and Bob Hurst. In 2012 She completed a Summer Intensive Program at New York University, studying with renowned bassists Michael Formanek and Drew Gress.
Kate has performed with some great artists including James Browns’ trombonist Fred Wesley, Ross Irwin from the Cat Empire, UK singer songwriter Liz Green and Australian jazz artists Matt Joddrell, Carl Mackey, Simon Jeans, Chris Tarr, Kristin Beradi and Michelle Nicole.
Kate currently performs in a variety of ensembles playing tunes from the standard jazz repertoire as well as modern compositions and music from around the world. She performs with ensembles playing music from Cuba (Nueva Salsa Orchestra), the Middle East (Daramad) and Iran (Tara Tiba’s Persian Dream). In the past year Kate has performed at festivals such as Fairbridge Festival, Denmark’s Festival of Voice and South Australia’s Fleurieu Folk Festival.
THIERRYNO GANGOU (Keys/Vocals)
Thierryno Gangou started the piano at the age of seven. He played in his first amateur band at eleven and was an experienced and accomplished pianist, keyboardist and singer by age eighteen, before embarking on a professional career. His past credentials are astonishing. Playing extensively in overseas venues across many continents throughout the 80s and the 90s, he is now based in Perth, performing regularly with many bands or solo.
Highlights of his careers include touring with the WAMI Award winning band “Grace Barbe Afro Kreol” at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival or playing at The Crown Lobby Lounge, Perth, every Friday nights with Natalia and Sunday’s as a solo act.
Not many of us can say that we’ve dreamt music and actually remembered the exact line once we’ve awoken from our sleep. Note by note, measure by measure, phrase by phrase. It’s a quality like this, when
tangled together with a handful of musical styles and a variety of approaches by the modern day musician, contribute to produce a performer a means above the rest.
Early influences such as Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston and more recently Alicia Keys and Beyonce, play an inspiring part in this singer/songwriter’s musical journey.
Born in Perth, on the 13th January 1986 and raised in a very musical family. Anyone that knows Natalia would appreciate her somewhat “out there” personality and her consistent strive for success. A young and fresh talent sinking her heels into a demanding cut -throat industry.
After receiving a scholarship to the renowned Perth Modern SHS, Natalia’s creative skills were taken to a whole new level. Not only would she write vocal part harmonies, but every instrument was accounted for.
It wasn’t long until she was in the studio with well -known Perth blues guitarist/producer “John Meyer” at the age of 19. Laying down all those musical lines once dreamt, John really exposed Natalia to the idea of recording and with that she released her debut album “Open Arms”. Natalia has since recorded her new EP with some of Perth’s best.
Natalia will keep captivating audiences and expanding her following, as she sings her way into the hearts of those around the world. If it’s not her solo career, or her six piece cover band (Flash Nat and the Action Men), or her duo (Soul Doubt), Natalia is busy planning her next venture!
VINCE PAVITT (Drums)
Vince Pavitt was born in Durban, South Africa and took music lessons at school experimenting with bass guitar and piano and later a few lessons with Berklee College graduate Mike Mazzoni.
Vince enjoys playing jazz adapting his style to incorporate all types of music especially some tasty African feels which he applies comfortably. He became involved with American saxophonist Chris Mertz a student of the legendary Yusef Lateef and engaged in many jazz projects at the Natal University.
Vince has done television and recording work and appears on many artists CD recordings.
Vince currently resides in Perth and has done some gigging in and around town. He still looks forward to a good gig and improving his knowledge and sharing in the art form.
SAMPLE SONG LIST
Sex on Fire
How Come You Don’t Call Me Valerie
Get the Party Started
Moves like Jagger
Don’t Know Why
The Way You Make Me Feel Black or White
She Will Be Loved
I Need a Dollar
Betty Davis Eyes
Heard It through the Grapevine Poker Face
Don’t Know Why
Love to Love
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head Crazy Little Thing Called Love Don’t Speak
Have U Ever Seen the Rain I Will Survive
Like A Virgin
Papa Don’t Preach
Rock with You
Walk On the Wild Side
Wish I Didn’t Miss You
Sexy And I Know It
With Or Without You
Knocking On Heaven’s Door Message In A Bottle
Every Breath You Take
Where The Streets Have No Name In The Air Tonight
When Doves Cry
Holding Back The Years Wonderwall
Smoke On The Water