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)"

Review

50

Love it

Love it

Review

GT

23 Apr 2017

50

Loving this free the funk track and even more because it's helping raise awareness of mental health

Loving this free the funk track and even more because it's helping raise awareness of mental health

Review

Turia Pitt

22 Apr 2017

50