—————–Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie and Sweethearts—————–
Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie has shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis & now Geelong’s very own Sweethearts!
The most recorded drummer of all time who has also worked with greats including James Brown, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, was so impressed with Sweethearts that he continued coming to all Europe shows and insisted on joining them onstage each time.
The Sweethearts program has been officially recognised as a true world leader in music education. Sweethearts were 1 of 3 artists awarded and recognised for their contribution to the world music industry. The other two award recipients were none other than the King of Soul Solomon Burke & Rufus Thomas! Not bad company to be recognised alongside.
The Sweethearts, an audacious, exhilarating and an ever-youthful neo-soul band continue to gain world attention. They have just returned from the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, The Porretta Soul Festival in Italy and Jazz à Vienne in France completing their 7th international tour.