Date:   7/30/2005

Australia’s best kept secret; Fruit, returns to Thrasher!

Coming from the other side of the globe, making a return visit to Thrasher on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. will be the Australian pop group, Fruit.   This internationally known trio jazzed up the community with rocking beats and acoustic funk and blues - not to mention exquisite vocal harmonies - in the past, and we are excited to have them return.

 

Fruit are singing, strumming proof that you don't need a hit TV series or serious multinational dollars to succeed. Like fellow troubadours The Waifs, John Butler and Ani DiFranco, Adelaide-born Fruit have taken the road less traveled, covering millions of miles and playing thousands of shows since 1996, raising roofs and winning converts across 7 countries. In 2003, they won the "Best Live Album" trophy at the Australian Live Music Awards.

The trio of strong-voiced, strong-willed, singing/song writing multi-instrumentalists — Mel Watson, Susie Keynes and Sam Lohs, have shared stages with Jewel, Chris Isaak and Savage Garden. They have won over the crowds, selling out rooms and smashing CD sales records at festivals across Canada and in more than 30 US states.

"It started off as a project," figured Mel Watson, "and it ended up being a lifestyle."

Fruit's music is powered by the distinctive vocal harmonies of its three frontline women. Their exquisite harmonies hint at a musical bloodline that embraces everyone from Dave Matthews to Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco to George Harrison, Prince to Stevie Wonder. Fruit's music has been described as "sensitive . . . embracing and disarming".

 

April, 2005 was the release date of Fruit's most anticipated album to date; “Burn”, a brilliant collaboration with Philly based producer/engineer David Ivory.  “Burn- gorgeous laidback folk, jazz, soul….Well crafted and classy, these girls know how to write a damn good song!  Top it off with some absolutely stunning vocal harmonies and you have the perfect combination ….” The Music Network, AU

 

Tickets for this anticipated return performance of Fruit, sponsored by Heidel House, Harbor Lights and Irvin & Co. are $17 and available at Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake State Bank (Green Lake), Pick ‘n Save & Ripon Drug (Ripon) Twister (Princeton), Berlin Chamber office, or by calling 294-4279.  Online tickets at www.thrasheroperahouse.com. 

 

There are many more performances scheduled throughout the year – everything from classical, jazz and blues, to Cajun, folk and comedy, so please check the website at www.thrasheroperahouse.com or call the office at 294-4279 for more details. 

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