Vinalysts will spin you away

The Vinylists, the DJ group that will be performing at the ECID Festival of Lights, consists of Marc Fredd, Franks Fonseca, Graeme Whibley and Waide Lemos.

A supergroup of DJs, The Vinylists, will be providing entertainment at the Edenvale City Improvement District Festival Lights and Street carnival.

“Their fabulous set is played entirely off vinyl records and their repertoire includes classic rock, pop and house. They are not to be missed,” said Ms Katy Young, the public relations officer and events coordinator for ECID.

According to the DJs, their contrasting styles act as a sorbet to cleanse the musical palate.

“People who enjoy the one hour rock set, end up enjoying it even more after a pumping hour of house music and vice versa for the house fans,” said the group.

Ms Young said, “The group, which is made up of Marc Fredd, Franks Fonseca, Graeme Whibley and Waide Lemos, come together to play something for everyone, regardless of musical preferences.

“Often the nostalgia is triggered by hearing a song that the audience hasn’t heard in ages and then seeing it on vinyl creates a special connection between the DJs and the audience,” said Franks.

“It’s a real honour and privilege to be part of the good memories people associate with certain songs and that’s why we love what we do,” said the group.

According to Ms Young, between the four group members there are decades of experience in the DJ, engineering, production and general music industry.

Waide has his own record label, Superfun, and performs at a variety of venues

Graeme is an avid house music lover, who fell in love with vinyl through his long-time friend and original member of the group, Darryl Edward.

Marc is probably the biggest ‘vinyl head’ around, with a collection of thousands of albums and a constant quest for classic 80s Japanese record players and amps.

Franks is also a rock music fanatic.

“I’ve known Eddie Vedder’s voice for most of my life but only on CD. The day I heard his voice on vinyl, everything changed for me. Vinyl is warmer and connects deeper emotionally. It feels like we’re in the room with the band playing,” said Mr Fonseca.

“A gig by The Vinylists is pretty magical, you’ll remember people and things you haven’t thought about in years and you’ll be surprised by how much you enjoy the different music styles,” said Franks.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity, treat your ears to the beat and visit the ECID festival of Lights on November 5.

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