Having kicked off 2015 all guns blazing, Mojo Juju is set to see out the year in true cowboy style, riding off into the sunset. Keen to get up close and personal with her audience, Mojo Juju is planning a run of stripped back shows to round up the year, including a stop into Newcastle’s The Small Ballroom on Thursday 5 November.
With two singles and an album released in the first 4 months of the year, (plus the premiere of the German film ‘Bestefreunde’, featuring a soundtrack of Mojo Juju’s back catalogue), followed by a huge national tour with a full band, one would think Juju might be starting to slow down a little. However, it appears that she is not quite done.
Teaming up with her long time collaborator, some times co-writer and real life sibling, Steven ‘T-Bone’ Ruiz de Luzuriaga (Drums/percussion), the two will perform material from her new album, some which is yet to be recorded, and a selection from across all of her previous releases (yes, for the old school fans, this does include some songs from The Snake Oil Merchants). These are shows focused around the songwriting and the storytelling, the vocals and the mood.
The siblings have headlined tours as a duo in Australia & Europe, supported acts such as Swamp Blues legend, Tony Joe White (USA) and RnB singer Nick Waterhouse (USA), and featured at an impressive list of Australian Music Festivals.
“As strong and single-worthy as nearly every track here is, it’s the sum of the parts that is most remarkable.” – The Music
‘The Dark, moody, soulful songs of Mojo Juju are maturing brilliantly. It seems every new track we hear from Melbourne based singer is packed with more attitude…’ – Double J
“Vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll licks, howling jazz and grinding juke-joint blues. Juju does for her genres what Lanie Lane has done for country music” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Sounding like it stepped straight of the set of a Quentin Tarantino film” – 4 Stars, MX
“This stunning album weaves an emotional tapestry of life, loss, love and regret” – 5 Stars, The Herald Sun
What: Mojo Juju
Where: The Small Ballroom
When: Thursday 5 November
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