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The best of Australian Neo Soul, Funk, Jazz and Urban Bands and Artists

Hiatus Kaiyote


Hiatus Kaiyote is a neo-soul quartet that formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2011. In 2013, they were nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Performance for their song "Nakamarra", performed with Q-Tip, but lost out to Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.

The Bamboo's


Bandleader Lance Ferguson and his nine piece Melbourne outfit The Bamboos have come a long way since forming in 2001. Initially inspired by the instrumental raw funk of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, they made waves internationally and were quickly labelled as one of the greatest funk and soul bands of our time.

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

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Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes are a 9 piece soul band from Melbourne, Australia that formed in 2009.The band is fronted by lead vocalist Clairy Browne and backed by Camilla McKewen, Loretta Miller and Ruby Jones (The Bangin’ Rackettes) along with Darcy McNulty (Saxophone), Peter Bee (Guitar), Jules Pascoe (Bass), Gabriel Strangio (Keyboards) and Nick Martyn (Drums).

Bec Laughton


The lion-lunged, vocal powerhouse that is BEC LAUGHTON has evolved into something utterly remarkable, taking all her RnB influences and vocal inspirations and setting them against a backdrop of shimmering synths and killer pop hooks.

Kellie Knight and the Daze

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Kellie Knight and the Daze sound like a blend of your favourite retro soul vinyl mixed with future gangsta funk back beat and topped with flickerings of Jazz and hip hop flavoured lead, shaken together like a Sunday afternoon cool martini.

Ms Murphy


A soul singer like Ms Murphy does not come along very often. With a unique vocal tone that conveys heartache with honesty, strength and uncompromising conviction, Ms Murphy effortlessly leaves an impression.

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks

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Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks come together to bring you Dawn, an LP of hard hitting and heartfelt soul songs telling stories of grief, struggle and redemption.

Hanlon Brothers

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Gold Coast Soul and Funk band the Hanlon brothers combine elements of hip hop, jazz, reggae, soul & improvisation. Hanlon Brothers are the soundtrack to the Gold Coast beach and sunshine lifestyle.

The Cactus Channel

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The Cactus Channel are consistently turning heads and shifting opinions about what it is to be an instrumental 10 piece band in the era of laptop producers and Kanye. No doubt they will continue to do so with their next release.

Kylie Auldist


Kylie Auldist has been singing for as long as she can remember and possesses an undeniable natural vocal talent: the kind of powerful yet nuanced soul voice that comes along only once in a while, and when you’ve heard it once you never quite forget it.



Kooii are a band pushing boundaries in contemporary Australian music. Their compelling fusion of afrobeat, reggae and world rhythms, have earned them a glowing reputation, both on record and on stage. Their music brings together soulful vocals, three-part harmony and a deeply- set rhythm section in an ageless and familiar sound that echoes through city and country.

Chelsea Wilson

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“Chelsea Wilson is an accomplished singer who knows her groove. Really knows it. Her album launch at The Toff was like a tour of the best of the 60s and 70s. She’s written faultless songs, chosen impeccable band members and even had energy to spare for more than a few extra surprises. But first, her voice. And what a voice. Wilson’s vocals are practiced and deliberate, delivering just the right amount of heartfelt lament and bitter vengeance.

Cookin’ On 3 Burners


Cookin’ On 3 Burners are Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ Trio – joining the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz & Boogaloo.

Tijuana cartel

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Tijuana Cartel, introduce a somewhat intelligent and original sound to the ear, bringing flamenco guitar, slide guitar, MCs, percussion, and scratch DJs to the live forum and their list of nation wide shows and residencies proves just how well their beguiling sounds cross boundaries.



Ngaiire is a future folk/soul artist from Sydney.

Ngaiire (ny-ree) has never been one to reside within the confines of a musical box constantly bleeding out the corners, owing to having such a diverse upbringing.

Deep Street Soul


Formed in 2006 as a Hammond led instrumental four piece, they honed their sound and craft on the burgeoning Melbourne soul scene paying homage to their hero’s from the late 60’s, in particular the sounds of the Meters and Booker & the MG’s..



Crisp and deliberate production punctuates Nose Dive. Saskwatch spent three weeks recording with Lachlan ‘Magoo’ Goold at his coveted church-converted Applewood Lane Studios in rural Queensland.