Old Collegians Jazzing It Up

Five Braemar College Old Collegians (2014) having been taking the jazz world by storm since launching  their first EP in April to rave reviews from all over the world.

Kaitlyn Secker (vocals), Lachlan Leeds (guitar), Kyle Muir (guitar/synth), Brayden Smith (Bass) and Seb Antoine (percussion) describe their band Cacartu as neo-soul r&b.

After being played on 3RRR’s Stolen Moments program on 30 April, they have been invited back for an interview and live performance next Saturday 21 May at 4.30 pm.

Cacartu - photo courtesy of The Lighted Stage Blog

Cacartu – photo courtesy of The Lighted Stage Blog

The Lighted Stage Blog described their EP as “amongst the best debuts I have heard.”

The musicians started playing together while they were  students at Braemar College under the expert guidance and support of College music staff and instrumental tutors.

Delia Bartle’s 4 and 1/2 star review of Cacartu’s song Blacksnake says,  this track will weave through your mind, leaving behind a smooth mix of soulful vocals, quick-footed bass lines and melodious guitars. It’s like Hiatus Kaiyote topped with a truly laidback vibe. Seriously good.

The band has regular gigs around Melbourne, and more information can be found via their Facebook page.

They are scheduled to play at Braemar College’s Alumni night on Thursday 19 May.

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