Scotch & Soda, presented by Company 2, featuring the Uncanny Carnival Band, with music by Lucian McGuiness.

Scotch & Soda is circus and jazz, served straight up. A show that is an actual cocktail of exciting artistic personalities, world class circus, heart pounding barroom and junkyard jazz, and one final ingredient - the audience. Channelling the vibe of a rowdy whiskey joint set in a dusty parallel universe, somewhere between depression-era travelling circuses and Europe's 19th Century carnival past, Scotch and Soda will set your night off with a bang. 

With a heartfelt blend of brass, wood and strings, the virtuosic Uncanny Carnival Band will have everyone jumping, whooping and clapping. Each musician one of Sydney's finest, plucked from the top shelf. Set them loose on the stage and things are going to get spectacularly messy. With the musicians getting in on the acts and the acrobats playing music, this unique genre-bending party is not to be missed. 

The Uncanny Carnival Band features Lucian McGuiness, Mathew Ottignon, Eden Ottignon,  Chris O'Dea and Evan Mannell - a collection of musicians who between them have run the gamut of Australian jazz and creative pop music scenes many times over. Scotch & Soda has to date enjoyed successful seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, London, Edinburgh and Dublin, after my good friend and dynamite musician-composer Ben Walsh teamed up with acrobats Dave Carberry and Chelsea McGuffin to create the original implementation of Scotch & Soda featuring Company 2 and the Crusty Suitcase Band.

Scotch & Soda will next appear at Woodford Folk Festival 2016, followed by Das Chamäleon, Berlin in February 2017.