Gig – Simmer Album Launch

We came across local band Simmer at Bar Open and thought we’d let you guys know about their upcoming debut launch. Check out below for details!


Simmer are launching their debut album Desert Red next Friday at The Evelyn Hotel.  The album is a result of of three years writing and recording between the band and vocalists Lamine Sonko and Jornick Joelick and features ten tracks of Afro,  Reggae and Dub sounds.  See below for details:

Simmer are an Afro/Reggae band based in Melbourne. Initially, Simmer started as a recording project between drummer Luke Collins (Husky) and bassist/producer Linden Lester (Morph, Saritah). Originally inspired by the likes of Malian Kora player Toumani Diabate, Ali Farke Toure and Salif Keita, they wrote and recorded several tunes before inviting instrumentalists and vocalists to join them for the live project. The line up includes vocalists Lamine Sonko (Senegal)  and Jornick Joelick (Guyana) and instrumentalists Willow Stahlut on violin, Adrian Shaw on trumpet and keys, Tom Biffin on guitar and Nick Martyn on percussion.

Simmer have spent the last few years writing, recording and arranging tracks resulting in their debut album ‘Desert Red’. It will be released on January 20th 2012 with a CD launch at the Evelyn Hotel in Fitzroy. The album was produced by Thomas ‘Soup’ Campbell and Linden Lester and mastered by Jim Moynihan (Spoonbill). Soup will join the band onstage for their launch, dropping samples, effects and dubbing.

The album is available for download on iTunes and there will CD’s available at the launch.