Based in Sydney, Australia, Urban EXcentrics comprise Ann Palumbo on double bass and lead vocals, and Larry Hoofs on electric/acoustic guitar,

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Ann Palumbo began her musical career as a classical guitarist. She eventually studied classical double bass at the WA Conservatorium, performing orchestrally before embracing contemporary music. Annês silky smooth vocals and harmony construction are a feature of U.Eês music.

Guitarist and occasional vocalist Larry Hoofs (Honky Tonkinê Voodoo Essendon Larry D Shankar) has no trouble changing from delicate acoustic finger picking to a distorted guitar solo in a display of musical versatility. Larryês wry vocal delivery and incisive lyrics provide bizarre counterpoint to Annês impassioned delivery.

Supports - Violent Femmes, Max Sharam, Wendy Mathews, D.I.G., Karma County, Black Eyed Susans, Andy White (Ireland), Rebeccaês Empire

Runner-up Best Acoustic Act at Bridgetown Blues Festival 1996 (Western Australia)
Joondalup Folk Festival 1997 (Western Australia)
Fairbridge Folk Festival 1997 (Western Australia)
Shinju Matsuri Festival 1997 (Broome, Western Australia)... World music
Castlecove Jazz Festival 1998 (Sydney)
Headlined at The Basement in March 1999

* Urban EXcentrics have been selected by The Big Backyard for worldwide song distribution
* Nominated for Best Unsigned Artist by Australian Music Industry Critics Awards 1998
* Semi-finalist Financial Review/Telstra Australian Internet Awards 1998 - Arts and Entertainment
* Various interstate tours - Melbourne, Canberra, Perth

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