Cameron Avery

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Cameron Avery

Thu, March 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Cameron Avery - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Cameron Avery
Drink in hand, his bowtie hanging, the Western Australian ##born Cameron Avery has arrived as a new breed of nocturnal crooner, a train-wreck romantic creating timeless, ambitious music for the modern age. 
 
Utilizing his soulful wit, shrewd arrangements, and a deep, husky baritone, Avery harnesses the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks to expertly walk the fine line between vulnerable and venerable.
 
Hailing from the late 2000’s-era Perth and a healthy scene of hard-hitting garage rock bands, including a long stint as the drummer of Pond, Avery found his musical footing while playing with friends but sought the reward of his own outfit. Encouraged by his friend Kevin Parker of Tame Impala to record on his own, Avery started The Growl as his solo project in 2007, making an EP and an album of aggressive, distorted psychedelic rock and roll. When Parker asked him to join Tame Impala as its touring bassist in 2013, Avery jumped at the chance and rose with that band to the top of the psych-rock heap, but all the while remained focused on carving out his singular identity as an artist and following his own muse.
 
He began recording new material in a piecemeal manner whenever he found himself at home in Perth. “I wanted to make something that sounded like the old records I love—Johnny Hartman, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James—the big band stuff with less metaphorical lyrics” he says. “So I kept recording, bit by bit, and every time I came back from Tame tour I’d blow another ten grand on string arrangements.”
 
When a longer break for Tame Impala arrived, Avery decided to head to the US to continue work on his album. He landed with eight songs, by his count, but threw out nearly all of them before writing another dozen or so once stateside. (In the end, only one song remains that had originated in Perth; Avery estimates he played 70-percent of the album’s sounds, with the rest filled in by various friends.) He would settle in Los Angeles at the behest of Jonathan Wilson, the Echo Park musician and producer who also encouraged Avery to shine a spotlight on his baritone singing voice, unlike the snarling, obscured vocals of The Growl. It was a lofty idea, but one to which Avery aspired, encouraged by the challenge.
 
“The whole landscape of the record changed in California,” Avery says. “I love the ambitious nature of Los Angeles. It’s a city that facilitates ambition. Also, the best recording studios are there; I love their history, and their sound.”
 
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/