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Sound Sauce is a new Australian band that brings together the skills and creative energy of three well-known Melbourne musicians. They deliver a new melodic and harmonic approach to traditional tabla using multiple tablas in different keys with semi-acoustic 6 string bass and a variety of eastern and western wind instruments. Sound Sauce present their own eclectic compositions and tunes from around the world with dynamic interactions and vibrant improvisations. Their music intergrates Indian, jazz and world music elements with meandering eastern melodies, fat grooves and chops to burn.  

Audio Excerpts

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Bee & Dee     [Evans]             2:24     
Khanda           [Evans]             1:59     
Beautiful Life [Richardson]      1:42     
Footprints       [Shorter]           1:27     


Sam Evans - Tabla & Percussion.
Over the past decade Sam has evenly divided his time between Australia and India performing concerts as soloist and accompanist in both traditional and modern music.  He has performed live on Indian and Australian television, on national and international radio and at numerous international jazz and world music festivals.  He is currently teaching Indian music at Monash University where he co-founded and directs the highly successful World of Music Orchestra.

Christopher Hale - Bass Guitar.
Widey regarded as one of Australia's leading exponents of the bass guitar, Christopher Hale has developed a unique approach to his instrument informed by a wide frame of reference and experience.  He has performed throughout Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Spain, Ireland and Switzerland in almost every contemporary idiom, from Doug de Vries' Brazilian choro group and acclaimed flamenco company Arte Kanela to US jazz stars Josh Roseman and Barney McAll, rockers Kate Ceberano and Tim Rogers and electronic acts Velure and Gotye.  He has three albums with his own group, the Christopher Hale Ensemble, and received an Australia Council Fellowship for his work with this ensemble in 2004.

Daniel Richardson – Wind Instruments.
Daniel plays a wide variety of flutes, soprano sax and didjeridu. His background includes study at NMIT and the VCA in Melbourne learning jazz and improvised music. Dan has toured in India, Turkey, Europe and Ghana in the musical worlds of trance, funk, west African and acoustic roots. Other projects include Morph, Unified Gecko, Marabou Project and Ouaga.


Sound Sauce Contact:
MOB:       0423 145447
LAND:     03 9818 4086

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