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Tuxedo - Mayer Hawthorn & Jake One Live Project Tour


Sun 27 Sep 2015, 9:00pm

Where: Salt House, 6/2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns City, Queensland

Restrictions: 18+

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This September, the electro funk super duo, Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One take their widely celebrated ‘Tuxedo’ live project on tour. Tuxedo is the culmination of a seven-year effort which sees Grammy nominated renaissance Mayer Hawthorne (Aquarius) and Grammy nominated producer Jake One (Taurus) team up.

They are descendants of the one-word moniker family of funk, where you will find groups such as Chic, Shalamar, Plush & Zapp. Mayer’s last visit to the Pacific region happened way back in 2012 long before he received a Grammy nomination or toured with Bruno Mars. His collaboration with Jake One as ‘Tuxedo’ began with an exchange of mix tapes back in 2006. The fruits of a long-standing kinship were three tracks that mysteriously showed up on Internet doorsteps nearly two years ago. These three tracks evolved into an internationally successful album, with their debut collaboration placing 14th on the Billboard chart.

To date, Tuxedo’s live outings have been the stuff of legend, with only 3 shows ever having been performed in their full band format. Their acclaimed DJ show has popped up at random, across Europe and America in recent months, however this September brings something special. Adding to the production of their popular DJ shows, Hawthorne and One will deliver a unique live set, combining live vocals, laptops, midi triggers, turntables and effects with the duo’s love for electric funk in a super sonic spectacular to give you something for your mind, you body and your Soul.

Their latest album offering self titled: ‘Tuxedo’ is out now on Stones Throw!

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