Artist info

Genre

Roots


band members

Jenny B - voice | Lachlan Mackenzie - guitar | Brad Parsons - upright bass | Hayden Moore - drum kit


Influences

Ernest Ranglin, The Putbacks, Elvis Costello, The Police, The Beautiful Girls, The Bamboos, 70s Reggae, 60s Soul, 50s Jazz


Website

www.theescalators.com.au

Bio

With more grooves than a record store, The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans, & the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica.

Latest Release "One Wave (Free The Funk)" is a saltwater-rocksteady anthem to bring some much needed sunshine to the darkness of the mental health struggle, and increase awareness of the OneWave community.

Recognition

#1 on the Triple J Unearthed ‘Roots’ Chart (Feb 2016) with "Open Fire''
#1 on the Triple J Unearthed ‘Roots’ Chart (April 2017) with "One Wave (Free The Funk)"

Jazz Artist of the Year 2016
Australian Independent Music Awards (MusicOz)
Finalists:
Best Blues & Roots Song
Best Video
Best Instrumental Song
Australian Independent Music Awards (MusicOz)

Releases

Kicking off in 2014 with 'Felix' (iTunes, Spotify, CD) an album of classic jazz standards given 'like a version' treatment, The Escalators gave a nod to their musical roots & hint of the future.

2015/2016 produced an EP of originals ‘From The Hip’ (iTunes, Spotify, CD) recorded live in the studio, between East Coast Tours & produced ''#1 triplej unearthed roots'' hit Open Fire.

2016 finished with the AIMA for 'Jazz Artist of the Year' for their ability to bring jazz elements in a contemporary, coastal fusion with reggae & soul.

2017 began with an exclusive (50 copies only!!) 7"vinyl release Jungle Jive that showed new directions recording with a horn section, and the B-side an amazing cross-over electro remix by King Bee (Melbourne).

2017 digital release only of mental health awareness anthem "One Wave (Free The Funk)"