All The Colours - Live Review @ Big Sound
The award for most dapper individuals at Big Sound 2012 undoubtedly goes to Melbourne’s All The Colours. Decked out in striking tuxedo’s, reflectively polished shoes and a “choice” (given some of them are Kiwi) collection of bow-ties, the relatively unknown four-piece exhibited their highly original fusion of jazz, funk, Motown and rock with the confidence and chemistry of seasoned professionals. The group are led by former Miami Horror vocalist Josh Moriarty, who displayed equal proficiency on the keys as he did on a beautiful hollow-bodied guitar as he writhed, gyrated and sweated his way through solo’s on both instruments that brought to mind shades of “The Purple One”. Unsurprisingly the near empty room that was at the beginning of their performance swelled to near capacity in the space of two choruses and theirs remains one of the most memorable showcases of the entire program.