Indie, Pop, Rock
Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd
Ruby - Vocals Hamish - Guitar & Vocals Fred - Guitar Arlo - Keys, Sax & Synth Billy - Bass Gianni - Drums
Tame Impala, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix
Unearthed artists we like
Albert Salt, Stonefield, Creature Fear, Juno Disco, Y STREET, Mylk, DIET, Royal East, I Know The Chief, China Beach, thando, Tuva Finserås, Jimmy Harwood, Jakal, The Slingers, ALPHONSO, Zoe and the Milkmen, Kitschen Boy, Russia, Mother Culture, The Hollow Majors, Okay Dane, Malcura, Mojo Pin, Deathbeat, Floss, Steve Tyssen, TAPES, BAREFOOT BOWLS CLUB
Wax Jax and the Midnight Snax are a psychedelic funk rock group born out of one of the many ramshackle share houses in Melbourne’s inner east. Comprised of Gianni on drums, Hamish and Fred on guitar, Billy on the bass, Arlo on the Sax and Synth, and Ruby on vocals, the band is an illustration of the electrifying and unique. Their sound is born from contrasting musical worlds, celebrating a concoction of different genres, all intertwined under the desire to throw a damn good party.
They say that musical styles travel in cycles. Wax Jax and the Midnight Snax are an embodiment of this inspired musical time travel. With blissful enlivening guitars, groovy beats and roaring bass, the Snax’s sound envelopes the vast spaciousness of psychedelia; the high energy of rock ’n’ roll; and the intimate sensuality of soul. Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and the more recent Tame Impala are just some of the influences that sow the seeds of The Snax’s songwriting.
Playing at venues such as Toff in Town, Gasometer, and Cherry bar, Wax Jax have been working hard to bring the vibes to the best venues Melbourne has to offer since their formation in early 2017. In August of 2018 the crew released their debut EP ‘GOLD’. The Snax recently hit the road, playing at the Airey’s Inlet Music Festival, and the Brunswick Music Festival.
“Wax Jax and the Midnight Snax perform with such a delectable hybrid sound of soul-jazz-funk-psych that to hear them play, you might well be transported to some kind of red room in Paris or Amsterdam...‘GOLD’ really is gold, a jewel nestled neatly at the bottom of the ocean.”
- Beat Magazine