Artist info

Genre

Dance, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Levingstone, Moonchild, Hiatus Kaiyote, Jon Cleary, Lianne La Havas, John Mayer, Incognito, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, The Internet, Erykah Badu


band members

Vocals: Ria Shekhawat Keys/BVs: Glenn Lumanta Guitar: Shannon Walton Bass: Lachlan Parker Drums: James Smithers


Influences

Levingstone, Hiatus Kaiyote, Jon Cleary, Lianne La Havas, Moonchild, Robert Glasper, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Ella Fitzgerald, Christian Scott, Cory Wong, Snarky Puppy, Craig David, Dirty Loops, Earth, Wind and Fire, Electro Deluxe, Jamiroquai, Emily King, Fela Kuti, Frank Ocean, George Benson, Gretchen Parlato, Mark Guiliana, Incognito, James Brown, James Muller, Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, John Coltrane, John Schofield , Justin Timberlake, Kimbra, Kendrick Lamar, Koi Child


Unearthed artists we like

Levingstone, Maari, Doko, MVRKS, The Kava Kings


Bio

Funky Punch was born in early 2017 from a close group of friends after studying at the Australian Institute of Music together. As each member drew closer to graduation, they wanted to keep the flame alive and continue to play together post-study. With a broad range of influence, inspiration and skills, the music that resulted is a smooth, yet eclectic mix that can only be described as 'caffeinated lounge music'. This is a newborn group of exercised musos and will be one to watch in the near future.