The brainchild of leading viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson, and jazz musicians Matt Keegan and Matt McMahon, Elysian Fields is Australia’s only electric viola da band. The group has rapidly established a place in the improvised music scene with appearances at the Sydney Women’s International Jazz Festival and Vivid New Music at the Con. They are 2018/19 Associate Artists in Residence at Fine Music 102.5 and later in 2019 they will perform as special guests at the Canowindra Baroque Music Festival.
In October 2018 the band released its first CD, “What should I say” which features major new works by band members Matt McMahon, Matt Keegan and bassist, Siebe Pogson. This gig will see the formal release of “What should I say” and the band will play a number of charts from this release at Foundry616.
Elysian Field’s influences are as broad as its member’s eclectic interests and include e.s.t., Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Tord Gustavson, Victor Wooten, Mats Norrefalk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Mara!, traditional Indian music, Irish and Swedish folk song, Jordi Savall, Marin Marais, John McLauglin, Steve Hunter, Pat Metheny, Jan Gunnar Hoff and Joni Mitchell.
Elysian Fields is:
Susie Bishop – vocals and violin
Matt Keegan – saxophones
Matt McMahon – piano
Jenny Eriksson – electric viola da gamba
Siebe Pogson – bass guitar
Dave Goodman – drums
General – $22.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $17.00 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show – $54.00 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show – $69.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show – $40.00 incl booking fee