Hip Hop, Roots
Ozomatli, hilltop hoods, cat empire
Michael Heath - Vocals, Anton Heath - Vocals, Gillan Gregory - Guitar/Vocals/MD
Stevie Wonder, red hot chili peppers, Prince
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Defn. to unleash the nugget (verb inf.): to allow ones inner fool to wreak havoc on the world. Hailing from Hobart, Tasmania, Unleash The Nugget (UTN) are THE definitive band on how to get the party started. After already conquering Tasmania this hip-hop/funk/soul/party explosion are set to take over Melbourne, then Australia, followed by the entire world and then obviously the Universe in its entirety with their unique brand of party goodness. The three founding fathers of UTN (Gilly G, Dunn D and the Wiz Kid) gave birth to the Nugget during 2002 in Tasmanias' south. They have since honed and evolved their own blend of musicianship and funky delicacies to deliver smoking hot live shows all over the place. They have recently relocated to Melbourne to serve platters of the funk to the masses. So get ready ladies and gentlemen 'cause UTN is all up in your grill! While taking their music very seriously, Unleash the Nugget are in short, nothin' but fuckwits! .
Proving that Tasmania know how to get a party started, Unleash the Nugget create a high energy hip hop/funk sound. It's hard to resist nodding along to the beat.
Describe your music.
Unleash the Nugget is the live funky Hip-Hop party you do not wanna miss! If you do, you will have missed out on the greatest explosion of head nodding, in the pocket, fusion of music this side of Chuck Norris.
Who’s been a big musical influence for you? What inspires you?
From N.W.A. to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. UTN draws inspiration from timeless song writers such as Prince, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder & Queen.
Tell us about the local music community you are part of.
The Tasmanian music community is a tight knit bundle of love that continues to grow. The local scene is like a very supportive bra and full of positive and passionate people.
What’s the best thing about being in Unleash the Nugget?
Every gig we play is a huge party that everyone is invited to, sending out positive vibrations around the globe & beyond.
..and the worst?
Having to swim across The Bass Straight to play on the BIG Island! Also, six fingers can make it awkward to grip the mic.
What's your dream gig? Where would you perform and who's in the audience?
Our dream gig is Unleash The Nugget Live @ the Moon. We want to be the first band to rock the moon with the whole world watching via satellite. Oh yeah… and also playing Madison Square Gardens.
What have you got planned for the future?
To take over Tassie, then the mainland, then the planet Earth with our Aussie brand of party goodness. We plan to record our first full length album, hopefully collaborating with Rick Rubin. Yo Rick! If you’re reading this, give us a buzz.
Australian music is…
Well obviously……..it’s the Bomb Diggity!View Profile Hide Interview