Junkadelic Brass Band announce album and tour
Junkadelic Brass Band are taking their high-energy performances off the street and into the studio with their first album,Travelling in the Footsteps.
The Perth band combines a six-piece brass section with hard-hitting percussion using recycled instruments to create a face-melting blend of street rhythms.
They have performed at major festivals across Australia, including Fairbridge Festival, Perth International Arts Festival and Southbound and internationally in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
The Junkadelic Collective started taking ‘junk’ and turning it into music in 2002. Inspired by Mardi Gras and Calypso festivals, they created a DIY culture, re-purposing everyday items as musical instruments to embrace ‘edu-tainment’ and showing what is possible with a little imagination.
Junkadelic music director Marc Osborne said the band was like no other.
“It’s a strange band because from its protest street band origins, the music we make now has evolved into something very special and uniquely our own,” he said.
“That sound comes from using what have: junk percussion, the synergy of a family of musicians and great writing whilst always drawing from our musical upbringings.”
The album is a collection of songs from previous years and plays tribute to everyone who has been involved with the Junkadelic Collective over the years.
“It represents an awesome ride and now we will look forward to marching forward on our musical journey, deep in the footsteps of those who’ve come before”, said Marc.
Travelling in the Footsteps will be launched in September and followed by tour dates in Queensland and Western Australia.
Friday Sept 7 – The Doo-Bop Jazz Bar – Brisbane
Friday Sept 14 – Mojos – Fremantle
Saturday Sept 29 – Prince of Wales Hotel – Bunbury
Sunday Sept 30 – Clancy’s Fish Pub – Dunsborough