Artist info

Genre

Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Hot Potato Band, Gomez, Cat Empire, Saskwatch , Matt McHugh & The Beautiful Girls, Cut Capers


band members

Ben Drysdale - Guitar/Vocals Zach Raffan- Trumpet Nathan Sciberras - Sax Nick Combe - Sax Caleb Ball - Sax Josh Hart - Trombone Adam 'Brown' Brown - Bass Toby King - Drums Niall Howe - Keyboards Cherie Kotek - Backup Vocals Elise Walsh - Backup Vocals Renée Radojkovic - Backup Vocals


Influences

The Cat Empire, Saskwatch, Hot Potato Band, Cut Capers


Unearthed artists we like

Brass Knuckle Brass Band, Saskwatch, Hot Potato Band


Website

www.eastrowrabble.com

Bio

East Row Rabble delivers a slick mix of funk, ska, blues and soul with heavenly horn lines that will get your booty shakin' and your feet shuffling. Addressing a mixture of world issues and daily curiosities, Ben Drysdale’s songs explore the many, varied, and often conflicting elements of any situation with honesty, hope, and a little cheekiness.

The Rabble’s debut funk and soul track “Strawberries & Cream” is a perfect example of the blending of these approaches to writing. Originally inspired by a red and white polka dot bra, “Strawberries” evolved into a song about choosing what you love, loving what you chose, and accepting others’ choices. The bands sophomore single "Aliens in my Brain", which addresses mental health through a rollercoaster of Sci Fi pop culture references, also made waves with the awesome film clip by Sam Koster of Mint Media.

Along with two later singles 'One for the Kokonut' and 'Good For Me', these Rabble tracks have been picked up on radio stations in NSW, SA, VIC, TAS, ACT, and QLD, with a couple receiving airplay on Triple Roots n All, and some being featured on radio and blogs in the US and UK.

The band is currently working on new material that will be unearthed at The National Folk Festival over Easter.

After playing around Canberra and the East Coast of Australia in a number of acts (most recently Beth n Ben) over the last 12 years, Drysdale has now launched this new dream outfit with some of his favourite players from Brass Knuckle Brass Band, Three Quarters Hazel, Moochers Inc, and Betty Alto. The band was named East Row Rabble as a tip of the hat to one of Canberra’s longest running live music venues where most of the members cut their musical teeth, The Phoenix, which is situated on East Row and renowned for its “alternative” patronage.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Mar 2019

Triple J
35

Easy-going good time over here. The 'Rabble mix up a horn-blasting funk track with some super smooth vocals.

Easy-going good time over here. The 'Rabble mix up a horn-blasting funk track with some super smooth vocals.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

26 Oct 2016

Triple J
35

I have never heard sci-fi & soul together like this. Brings a smile to my day.

I have never heard sci-fi & soul together like this. Brings a smile to my day.

Review

Review by Ciaran Lyons Ciaran Lyons

01 Jun 2016

Triple J
40

A super sweet chilled out song to listen to on this rainy day!

A super sweet chilled out song to listen to on this rainy day!