Justine Clarke Wins ARIA Award for Best Children's Album
Justine Clarke has won the award for Best Children’s Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards, held at The Star on Wednesday, November 28.
29 years ago, in a two-bit, flea-bit, roadside bedsit, under a blue moon and a bad sign, Mojo Juju came into this world howlin' & a-hollerin'. Today, armed with a broken suitcase, a pair of alligator shoes and a beat up guitar, she takes her broken heart and battered dreams from juke joints to theatres and every bar in between that serves gin.
Mojo Juju sings songs that sound like that night you can't quite remember and that girl you promise you've never met. It's blues, but not as we know it; it's nostalgic yet foreign, it's a one night stand with an old lover. Taking influence and inspiration from hot jazz and early blues, jive and Pachuco boogie, not to mention a heavy dose film noir and hard boiled fiction, bump & grind, truck stops and cheap motels, there is most definitely something dark, dirty and seductive lurking in these sounds.
Having split with The Snake Oil Merchants in early 2011, Mojo is back, with a new band, a new sound and a new set of threads. Whether solo or with her brand new band, Mojo Juju’s live shows are mesmerising and memorable and now her sexy take on swampgrass blues is available on her self-titled debut album ‘Mojo Juju’.
A pinch of Bessie Smith, a sniff of Cab Calloway mixed with several shots of Tom Waits and you have the perfect cocktail of sultry swagger, the signature sound of one of the freshest, most enigmatic artists around today.
“…the gangster-cool of Mojo Juju, commanding the stage with her phat hoodoo sound, sharp outfit and gritty vocal” – Themusic.com.au
“Her phenomenal backing band is a throwback to the jazz and blues of old style New Orleans. This lady is a true charismatic performer who weaves a great tale and plays a mean guitar… The audience was indeed spellbound by the talent and energy of such a natural performer.” – FasterLouder
1. Pony Takes A Powder
2. Sweet Tsunami Symphony
3. Must Be Desire
4. Frankie Baby
5. I Put A Spell On You
6. The Meanest Thing I Ever Did
7. Switched To Drinkin’ Gin
8. Horse Named Regret
9. Train Along The Hawkesbury
10. Parisian Rain
11. Full Moon Over Budapest
12. Brother, Where Have You Been
13. The Thing I Can’t Erase
14. Drive On
At a ceremony on Tuesday 10 October at the Art Gallery of NSW, ABC Classics & Jazz were announced winners of the 2017 ARIA Awards for Best Classical, Best Jazz, Best Original Soundtrack and Bes