Sweethearts play new soul – a fusion of styles based around classic soul and Motown. They take classic sounds and bring them to life in fresh, unexpected ways.They mainly play in a Motown inspired style, a central part of the world’s music heritage but one rarely heard live. The sound of young America has become the sound of young Australia – Geelong’s Motorcity Soul. The Sweethearts released their eighth CD, “Secret” in late May, 2010 their original title track went to number one, on Triple J’s “unearthed” chart within two weeks of release. They will be releasing their next CD in November 2012.
For the past fifteen years they have been playing loving homage to Motown, developing a unique perspective on a cornerstone of 21st Century music that has infused their own compositions and arrangements. Sweethearts are deeply respectful, yet adventurous. With their unique soul fusion sound they have redefined what is possible.
The girls have received accolades over four tours of Europe. They have played the prestigious Montreux Jazz and Poretta Soul Music festivals three times. They’ve also captivated audiences at the Luzerne Blues Festival and Parma Summer Festival. They are constantly in high demand to appear at festivals and corporate events thoughout Australia. Sweethearts have redefined the possible throughout their twenty two year existence. They are the only school band that operates exclusively in professional settings.
Sweethearts are based at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College, Victoria, Australia, where members can study Certificate IV in music, the highest industry based musical qualification available in any school in Australia.
Where ever they go the crowds just love them. Don’t miss them!
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“Sweethearts are an essential act for any major festival”. Neil Mumme, Director Great Southern Blues Festival, NSW.
Our CD’s ‘Another day, another night’ and “Secret” are available at gigs or at our shop.
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to our latest single “Ten Foot Tall” on Triple J unearthed
“Sweethearts will always be welcome at the Montreux Jazz Festival” Claudia Regolatti, Programmer, Montreux Jazz Festival Foundation.
“These gals are brilliant…they blew the crowd away at Soul a Go Go!” Vince Peach, Australia’s leading Soul Music authority, Soul Time PBS 106.7