Take five seasoned musicians, add a selection of tunes from some of the greatest Funk and Soul artists from across the decades (Aretha
Franklin, The Neville Brothers, Jon Cleary, the
venerable Dr. John, The Meters, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway & Stevie Wonder) then throw in a bunch of songs from legends
such as Steely Dan, Delbert McClinton and Hall & Oates along withAussie
legend Renee Geyer and you have Sister C & The Bad Habits
Make sure you hydrate well in the brief time between sets because this Sister & her Groovemeisters will get you in that trance and
gonna make you dance all night long!
Claudia Tetreault-Percy (Vocals) is a multihyphenate in every sense of the word. Born into a French-Canadian
Australian melting pot of a family in Montreal Canada, the singer started lessons at age 7 and has since flowed through genres like Jazz,
Blues, RnB and Soul. Quoted directly from her mother: "Claudia could sing even before she could talk".
She performed all through high school and her early 20s in Canberra musical theatre hits like Hair the Musical, Footloose, Fame and
Sunset Boulevard. While studying fashion marketing in Montreal, she found a little jam called Fonzie in the basement of an abandoned
building and fell in love with the rich pool of talent the city had to offer. She formed a band with fellow musicians called the Permanent
Residents and performed at the world famous MTelus venue in downtown Montreal.
Now back in Canberra, she is ready to set the stage for fabulous (and fabulously dressed) performances with Sister C & The Bad Habits.
Markus Bruun (Guitar) Born into a music loving family in Switzerland, where as a baby, he would only fall sleep in
front a speaker in his baby cot. This love never left him.
Playing guitar since the age of 6 he has played in lots of various bands back home in Europe including Brandstifter and Mash,
always somewhere between funk blues pop rock. If there’s syncopation and groove he’s usually not far away. This gear nerd loves tinkering
with sounds and creating beautiful soundscapes.
David Frost - Keyboards/Vocals: has been playing keyboards in Canberra Bands for over 30 years. These
include Blind Freddy - blues, Jealous Hand Band - 70's disco, Midnight Express -
horn based soul and Zoopagoo - funk. Most of the 90's was spent with the legendary Reggae and Dance music outfit Ragga
Paul Kindermann (Bass/Vocals) founding member of blues outfit Blind Freddy, disco powerhouse Jealous
duo Sit Down Play and more recently Canberra's Premier Country band, Blazing Boots - playing all over
Geoff Bell (Drums)Geoff has played drums with artists as diverse as ARIA winner James Blundell, country
recording artists Sunny Cowgirls, Grant Luhrs,Col Finley and Paul Costa and
blues artists Kate Meehan, PJ O'Brien and Jan Preston and blues, boogie & rock n
roll piano player Ezra Lee as well as ARIA nominated singer/songwriter Paul Greene and blues guitar
legend Phil Manning. Most recently he played with Canberra country music outfit Blazing Boots and also
plays with Goulburn-based covers band Ooh La La.