Mandy Stefanakis has been moved by Stories Under the Sky and she reviews it on Loudmouth: “But there are only a few albums that I want on constant replay, because, like all best friends, they know when to act like a caffeine fix or, alternatively, transport me out of the traffic melee. Stories Under the Sky is one of those albums and falls into the latter category.”
A really beautiful independent release from those Melbourne guys. … It’s beautifully recorded, has a really beautiful pace, and awesome compositions, too. … follow their journey, cause it’s gonna be a really awesome one, particularly with these talented musicians at the forefront.
After a sold out premiere launch show, we will be doing a second one. This time at Oscar’s Alehouse, 7 Bayview Rd, Belgrave, Vic. Free and no bookings needed!
Nice tune by them called Summer Morning. Stories Under the Sky, the name of the CD.
Ann Bolton and Ken Turnbull host the Jazz Life programme on 94.9 Main FM Castlemaine. In the 7 August 2017 episode, Ann said:
This is the very talented group of contemporary Melbourne jazz musicians led by ade ishs on keyboard and Chelsea Allen on drums, supported by long-term members bassist Paul Bonnington and trumpeter Ee Shan Pang. … Tonight I’m going to play a gorgeous piece that I’ve quite gone mad about. It’s called Rainy Day. … I can’t get it out of my head.
The ishs/Allen Project will participate in the 2017 First Friday Live Jazz Winter Festival. Our show will be on 7 July at Yoogali Club, 647 Mackay Ave, Yoogali, NSW, AU. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Pre-order our sophomore album Stories Under the Sky now! You will be instantly rewarded with a download of a track from the album, I’ll Wait Until You Arrive.
To be released 17 August 2017.
The ishs/Allen Project will perform at the 2017 Castlemaine Jazz Festival on Saturday, 10 June 2017.
We are making our second album soon, and you can be a part of it! Claim any reward you pick by supporting us in our crowdfunding campaign. Some of the perks up for grabs:
- Autographed CD, delivered before it’s released.
- Gig ticket.
- Executive producer credit!
- Concert in your house!
So, what are you waiting for? Pledge now!
The ishs/Allen Project will perform at Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues, WPAC Hall on Sunday, 29 October 2016, 4:30am–5:30pm. Get festival pass.
Sadly, Ben Nieuwkerk has left the band to pursue other interests. Don’t worry, we are all still in good terms each other and we are still playing together in various other outfits. We wish him well with his creative activities. We will still do one gig together at this year’s Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues.
Therefore, we are reverting back to our original line up. However, we are moving forward, exploring more with our ever growing repertoire!
We will be recording an album soon!
A newly recorded composition by Chelsea and ade, I’ll Wait Until You Arrive. This live debut of this piece will take place on 8 September at Paris Cat, 6 Goldie Pl, Melbourne, Vic, AU. Book your ticket!
ade ishs: acoustic piano and voice.
Chelsea Allen: voice.
Recorded and mixed by Allan Neuendorf, August 2016 at New Village Studios, Burwood, Melbourne, Australia.