As You Are
The music of AZ.U.R is a synthesis of contemporary dance beats, modern folk instrumentation, an explosion of percussion, smouldering didgeridoo and distinctive vocals.
AZ.U.R have been playing around Australia and Europe for the last 4 years. As residents of Eumundi Markets 3 days a week (Wed, Fri, Sat) and regulars on the Sunshine Coast music scene, they have created a unique sound and a faithful following to match.
The most invigorating, rejuvenating and stimulating experience awaits you in the music of As You Are. Get ready to tantalise your senses, be spiritually uplifted and musically stirred with the Global sound and the compelling performance of As You Are’s music.
The definitive and beautifully unique blend of World Fusion will take you on a journey like never before. Follow ‘As You Are’ into the Dreaming melodies throughout the storylines and landlines of time.
Feel the pulsing earth grooves of tribal drums, blending djembes, congas, doumbek, talking drum and electronic dance beats. As You Are fuse together ancient vibrations of didgeridoo, mesmerising songs and mantras, glorious harmonies, pinned with soothing keys, hauntingly beautiful harps, Middle Eastern melodies of dulcimer as well as a range of different flutes and whistles from around the world.
They draw upon the tribal and indigenous cultures of the Earth, the beauty and the wisdom of Mother Nature, from the desert to the ocean, the forest to the mountains, As You Are create the perfect soundscape to feed your mind, body and soul. Uniquely synthesising tribal, folk and native with electronic dance music and ambient trance, you will find a true love and celebration of all nations, and an overwhelming respect for our planet and it’s every living creature.
Float upon the soundwaves and fly with the soaring songs of As You Are’s musical adventure.
Charly Bradshaw has relocated to Australia from London having spent 15 years as a solo artist and in bands there and plays keys, flutes, melodica, tin whistle, autoharp, dulcimer, djembe and percussion. Her voice has been compared to Tori Amos, Hannah Reid from London Grammar and Kate Bush mixing a broad range with a distinctive tone and an ability to convey emotion and inspire any audience. Charly writes all lyrics and melody lines, composes and arranges.
Rodger Bradshaw plays Didge, Drums (Congas, Bongos, Djembe, Doumbek, Talking Drum, Floor Tom, Thunder Drum), percussion, kalimba and has won numerous awards and accolades with Tribal Trance and Jabaru. Rodger has a unique and distinctive style with his roots set firmly in Tribal Music. Rodger’s African and Australian heritage gives AZ.U.R’s music an authentic and mesmerising edge.
Performing regularly at festivals, markets and venues throughout Australia and Europe, check the gig guide for the next As You Are experience near you!