Milan Hendrik EXP Release New CD - Applegate Drive
Club Mullum CD Launch
Milan Hendrik EXP
Applegate Drive is the new release from Millan Hendrik Exp. It’s an album that dominates the listener’s attention with a diverse, terrifically performed palette of songs and emotions – a razor sharp collection that is mostly raw and bluesy but also gives a nod to honky tonk with a playful rhinestone twang. The band features powerhouse performer Belle Hendrik who has mastered the illusive art of bringing home the Blues with a thud, a howl and a whisper – what a voice!
Back at Mitchell Creek 2018 with Soul Sisters - this year we will be bigger and better with special guests Amanda Emblem and the Weird Assembly Horn Section with David Weir and Mike Raper - Sep 21 to 24
"With a swag of Awards between them and each a unique artist on the Blues festival scene - these 4 Merciful Mama’s take you on a divine romp through Rootsy & soulful Gospel. 4 unique voices with the depth of the Great Southern Gospel ladies and the height of the soul queens...
The Mitchell creek Soul Sisters are back in 2018 Liza Ohlback, Belle Hendrik Miss Ali Penney on organ/vocals & local sister Amanda Emblem on Bass and vocals With the driving power of the rev Greg Ohlback on Percuss/drums and the Weird Assembly brass section, Those hills are going to ring with some sweet Soul, Blues & Gospel Music !!!!
MILAN HENDRIK EXP - “Applegate Drive”
Starring the vocals and music of Belle Hendrik this new release from one of the region’s most outstanding blues singers stands out like a red ruby in a front tooth. Hendrik is known nationally as Australia’s most preeminent interpreter of Janis Joplin, starring in Pearl –The Janis Joplin Rockumentary and also performing Joplin in the Songs of the Haight Ashbury Stage Show – both to great acclaim. The CD opens with Looking at the Moon which showcases a robust big band sound featuring soul inspired backing vocals and a production that called to mind early Stevie Winwood – and of course a large dose of Janis Joplin. Hendrik embraces her rough edge beautifully creating an authentic ballsy sound. The CD is mostly raw and bluesy but also gives a nod to honky tonk with a playful rhinestone twang. The standout track Highway Blues melds crunching organ, driving bass and anthemic vocals. Hendrik allows her voice to break and crack artfully all over Applegate Drive while maintaining a focused strong technique. How does one sound tough and vulnerable at the same time? Hendrik has mastered this illusive art. This woman can bring home the Blues with a thud, a howl and a whisper, what a voice - Nick Hanlon - The Loop