Hip Hop, Indie, Rock, Roots
Ben Harper, John Butler, Illy, Nile Rodgers, Saskwatch, Stevie Wonder
Matt Mullins - Vocals & Guitars. Vainz - Rap Vocals. Vanessa Glennon - Vocals. Moses Warusam - Lead Guitar. Mitch Sullivan - Bass Derek Friesen - Trumpet. Liam White - Saxaphone. Eamonn Sheehan - Drums.
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This truly dynamic, fun and fresh musical ensemble have been thrilling audiences with a buffet of influences ranging from funk, rock, soul and hip-hop for the past 3 years, rapidly building a loyal following down the East Coast and all across North Queensland.
With their latest single ‘Move On’ on following on from 2017 album ‘Convalesce’, this hard working group has gone from stride to stride with multiple East Coast tours including performances at Brisbane Festival, Nimbin Roots Festival and Wallaby Creek Festival and some of Queenlands best veneus including The Zoo (Brisbane), Sol Bar (Maroochydore) and The Tanks Arts Centre (Cairns).
“The seven-track album can best be described as pineapple and rum thrown in a blender: it’s a fusion of smooth tropical vibes and raw, Aussie hip hop; a sound the group has been honing lately, following the release of the album’s first single The Hands Of in January” Nathan Toll from Huxley Press
“This is a band that's all about big love and bigger vibes, and their newest song carries all the hallmarks of an ensemble well andtruly coming into their own as accomplished young musicians worthy of your attention.” Mitch Knox from themusic.com.au
“Off the chain! They sounded epic!” The Lyrical
Having recently supported The Cat Empire, Butterfingers, Tiki Taane, Saskwatch and Regurgitator, the band have been regulars on the festival circuit over the last few years playing alongside the likes of Ash Grunwald, Bullhorn, Kalidad, Siskin River, Zennith, Jeff Lang, Tijuana Cartel, Leanne Tennant, King Social and many more. In 2018 the bands track ‘The Calling’ was also Highly Commended at the Queensland Music Awards (QMA).
Combing groovy rhythms with soulful hooks, the Tropical Hip Hop pioneers from Far North Queensland put on a high energy performance that'll have you craving your next taste in no time!