Down On My Knees

Band : Cass Eager and The Velvet Rope
Label : Little Bliss Records
Catalog ref. : CEVPEP10001

Named one of the ‘Top Ten Albums Of The Year’ of 2010 by Chris Lambie of Rhythms Magazine, ‘Down On My Knees’ was recorded with Cass’ new band ‘The Velvet Rope’ featuring Jon ‘Howler’ Howell on drums, Ryan Van Gennip on bass, and Jono Dallimore on guitar.

The EP features special guest appearances from Lachy Doley (Powderfinger, Jimmy Barnes) on keyboards and Melbourne’s queen of country soul Suzannah Espie on backing vocals on ‘Truck Driving Cowgirl’. Co-produced by Cass and James Freeman (Diesel, Black Keys, EJ Barnes), the new songs capture a sweatier, more layered sound and a less introspective, more character-based style of writing.

Lead track ‘Down On My Knees’ has become magical to the band, unusual instruments helping conjure up the sound of voodoo mystery and magic, lyrics coming from out of nowhere, rehearsal at a minimum and the first take being the one used. Sometimes, everything comes together perfectly and makes it right.

‘Down On My Knees’ speaks of a love of bad boys, dodgy truck stops, addictive relationships and life in the slow lane…things change, and Cass Eager knows it all too well. This soul sister is diverse.’ Beat Magazine

”Down On My Knees’ is is a more than worthy follow-up to her rootsy debut ‘Beautiful Day’. The EP captures a darker, sweatier, more layered sound and a more character-based style of writing. The listener is thrilled to be along for the ride. There is an undercurrent here of soulful endeavour and this is an extraordinarily well-constructed series of songs.’ Inpress

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Beautiful Day

Band : Cass Eager
Label : Little Bliss Records
Catalog ref. : LBR407

Cass’ debut album ‘Beautiful Day’, released in 2007, is a ‘stunning collection of tunes’ spanning soul to blues, folk to gospel, roots to reggae. From the reggae-tinged groove of the crowd favourite title track ‘Beautiful Day’ to the killer slide-guitar blues of ‘Take These Wings’ and heartfelt soulfulness of ‘Sister’, the instrumentation moves from slide guitar to hammond and rhodes, harmonica, violin, stompbox and ukelele. Most are with Cass’s trademark rhythmic guitar sound, and all with Cass’s husky-soaked vocals and effortless melodies.

The first single ‘Beautiful Day’ charted in the Top 10 on Canadian Radio (Festival), debuted at No.27 on the US Roots Music Report and received an Honourable Mention in the Unisong International Song Contest.

In Australia, the single of the same name enjoyed airplay on Triple J, ABC, and was included as Nova’s Unsigned Find. The single was featured on Robbie Buck’s (Triple J) Australian Music Playlist on Qantas Inflight QRadio, and several tracks were featured on Channel Ten’s ‘Sports Tonight’.

‘As you make the journey from start to end, (‘Beautiful Day’) is a record which ingratiates itself into your lounge room… I love it when that happens.’ RHYTHMS MAGAZINE

‘As the clouds parted and the sun finally shone, Cass’ sweet, soulful voice echoed across the broad green field rejoicing in the crowd favourite ‘Beautiful Day’. It is a moment I that will stay with me for years to come.’ TIMBER AND STEEL

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Beautiful Day – The Single

Band : Cass Eager
Label : Little Bliss Records

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Santa’s Got Soul!

Band : Cass Eager and The Mo' Debleys
Label : Little Bliss Records
Catalog ref. : CEMDCD09001

In 2009 Cass decided she needed some new music to put on when the family arrived on Christmas Day. Frustrated with the choice of either Elvis or Sinatra, she made the move to bring the groove back to the holiday season with ‘Santa’s Got Soul!’, a collection of re-worked classics and fabulous soul and blues hits from the past, not to mention a brand new Christmas original from Cass called ‘365 Days’.

Featuring an all-star cast of over 15 musicians including soul master Doug Williams, tracks from the album were added to over 110 radio stations nationally (including Triple J, Triple M, DIG Radio, Triple R, PBS and FBi) as well as Virgin Inflight Airplay and Woolworths yearly Christmas playlist.

‘Funkier than James Brown…sounds like it has been plucked from the Stax vaults…’365 Days’ deserves to become a
modern classic.’ Kathy McCabe, Sydney Telegraph.

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