Canberra backup for Manhattan Transfer

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AN excited phone call to “CityNews” this morning has revealed that Annie Sloane, founder and MC of Canberra band Annie & The Armadillos, has been asked to provide the warm-up entertainment for the multi-Grammy award-winning American vocal group The Manhattan Transfer when they play at the Canberra Theatre next Wednesday.

Annie Sloane
Annie Sloane
Sloane doesn’t have all the details yet, but sees it as a real affirmation of Canberra musical talent.

Annie & The Armadillos have forged an enormous reputation as pretty well Canberra’s busiest band. Ranging from jazz and blues numbers bands through rock and disco, they often add extra instrumentation to make them into a larger scale function band.

The four-part harmony Manhattan Transfer—Tim Hauser, Cheryl Bentyne, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel—have been responsible for hits like “Chanson d’Amour”, “Birdland”, “Route 66” and “Tuxedo Junction.”

The Manhattan Transfer at the Canberra Theatre, 8pm, August 28 only, bookings to 6275 2700 or

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