Mitchell and the Hot Mama’s

By Anthony Probert

THE Albany launch of the latest single from Myles Mitchell and The Hot Mama Band will feature at the second LA LA TV event at Vancouver Arts Centre on Saturday night.

Mitchell will bring his hip-shaking alternative roots for an up-tempo set at the event, which promotes live local mu- sic and transforms Vancouver Arts Centre into a late-night music club.

Mitchell released the single Together Like This to a packed crowd at the Denmark Tavern recently, and thought it was only fair to share the excitement with his Albany fans.

The success of the Denmark launch saw the single crack the top 10 of Triple J’s Unearthed Roots category.

“We were really stoked about that, so we’re looking forward to another great launch at Vancouver Arts Centre,” Mitchell said. “LA LA TV stands for Live and Local at The VAC, and it’s a great event for music lovers and part of a really big push to support live local music.”

The single, with its feel-good reggae vibe, is just one of the tracks Mitchell hopes will form an EP.

“It’s definitely part of a bigger picture,” he said.

“We’ve got heaps of material, so we’ll be back in the studio later this month.”

South Coast blues duo Old School Road will join Myles Mitchell and The Hot Mama Band on the bill for the show which starts at 7pm at Vancouver Arts Centre. Entry is $10.

LA LA TV is the brain-child of Kim Johnson and his friends at the Vibe Sound Collective, and has gained support from the City of Albany.

Johnson said he aimed to provide an experience where music lovers could enjoy a range of live music styles in a supportive environment and to provide opportunities for bands that might not be best suited to the pub circuit.