Backing vintage sound of Goon’ Boogaloo

Paul Kelly’s Merri Soul Sessions also included Dan Sultan, Clairy Browne and Kira Puru.
Paul Kelly’s Merri Soul Sessions also included Dan Sultan, Clairy Browne and Kira Puru. Contributed

VIKA Bull has participated in some of the most exciting music projects to visit the Northern Rivers in the last two years in Australia.

Besides her Etta James tribute show she performed at this year's Bluesfest with Paul Kelly as part of the Merri Soul Sessions.

Vika will be back with her sister Linda for Splendour in the Grass 2015.

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The sisters will be once again backing vocalists for CW Stoneking, who is bringing the music from his vintage-styled album, Goon' Boogaloo, to Splendour.

The singer noted that CW Stoneking and Paul Kelly's projects could not have been more different.

"Linda and I have been singing for Paul for over 20 years," she said.

"We actually played the record live. Everyone was in the studio playing at the same time but each in their own booth."

The singer explained that CW Stoneking's album was recorded in true 1950s style.

"We were all in the studio, but all (musicians and singers) in the one room around one microphone," she explained.

"We had to lean in when we wanted to be loud and lean back when we wanted to be soft.

"We did CW's backing vocals with Paul Kelly's daughters, Memphis and Madeline."

Splendour in the Grass will be held at North Byron Parklands from July 24 to 26. A ticket resale facility is now available through moshtix.com.au



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