Rachael Brady & The Moonshine Special
Where old-school country, pop & blues collide
Performing Arts, Sound & Music
Come to where old-school country, pop & blues collide and discover the incomparable flair of Rachael Brady & the Moonshine Special, a Blue Mountains-based 5 piece whose performances embody the sex appeal, rebellious spirit and wild energy of rockabilly icons like Wanda Jackson, Brenda Lee and Patsy Cline. Brady is a front woman like few others: a vocal and emotional powerhouse whose intimate entanglement with each tale of love, lust or woe is captivatingly palpable. Vivacious, funny, incandescent and with an enormous voice that arrests the ear and subjugates the sinews, she is artfully buoyed along by a swag of accomplished, intuitive players – The Moonshine Special.
Be held captive by tales of train wrecks, funereal lullabies and love gone, gone, gone as they offer up an assemblage of nostalgia-laden, rockabilly, alt-country-noir originals in addition to a handful of obscure covers from the 20s to the 50s that pay homage to the roots of their original sound: tunes from artists such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, the Kirby Sisters and others like them. This unmistakeable love affair with their hallowed musical origins ensures that the Moonshine Special are as much keepers of history as they are borrowers.
Folks’ll laugh, folks’ll cry but above all, they’ll dance – so if you’re hiring, you best make some room!