Based in Adelaide, South Australia, The Transatlantics are an eight-piece deep funk and soul outfit inspired by the great soul performers of the late 60's and early 70's. The Transatlantics have played support to the likes of Roy Ayers (USA), Eddie Bo (USA), Russ Dewbury (UK), Ohmega Watts (USA), Nick RecordKicks (Italy), Nostalgia 77 (UK), The Bamboos (Melb) and in 2009 have appeared at major festivals including the Big Day Out, Parklife and Playground Weekender. They have released two 7" singles and have a debut album due for release in September 2009.
Earlier this year, there came to be two nocturnal creatures who loved nightlife. However, this love had to go further, the two desired a relationship with the nightlife’s fuel and energy. As the craving increased, turntables and production software were bought. And so it began . . . . Since then, the duo have warmed up the stage for DJ Falcon, DCUP, Trevor Loveys, Worthy, Justin Martin, Ehsan Gelsi, Paqman, Dahahu, Raw City Rukus, Shifty Business, Offtapia, Cheese, Hubert and many more.
The Funky Meters are an offshoot variation of the original New Orleans funk group The Meters formed by bassist George Porter Jr and keyboardist Art Neville. Generally the difference between The Funky Meters and The Meters is that original guitarist Leo Nocentelliand drummer Zigaboo Modeliste of the original group are absent from this regular touring lineup. They are replaced by drummer Russell Batiste Jr and currently Art's son Ian Neville on guitar.
Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949 in Chicago) is an American poet and musician, known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word performer, associated with African American militant activists. Heron is perhaps most well known for his poems/songs "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and "What's the Word - Johannesburg" a movement hit during the 1980's South Africa college and national divestment movement in the United States of America.
Macy Gray (born Natalie McIntyre September 6, 1967) is a Grammy Award winning neo soul/R&B singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. To date, Macy has released five studio albums, one compilation album and a live album. She has acted in a number of movies including Training Day, Idlewild, and Lackawanna Blues, Gray is best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is. Other hits include "Sweet Baby," "Do Something," "When I See You," and "Beauty in the World."
"Sampology is one mega creative dude - his live show is wicked!" DJ Yoda 2010 “Sampology makes me wanna break dance” – Peaches
"The dexterity of DJ Sampology at his turntables impresses more than any amount of aerial business, enhanced by screens which offer a bird's eye view of his flying hands, alternating with amusing sampled visuals." The Independent, UK
To say Sampology has a bright future ahead of him is an understatement.
Jamie Lidell (born September 18, 1973, Huntingdon, England) is a musician and soul singer, signed to Warp. Famed for his largely improvised shows, that see Jamie constructing his tracks live, voicing and layering right in front of your eyes, effortlessly whipping them out of the air and forging them into clanking electro riffs and deathprod funk grooves. Likened to Sly Stone, Prince and Little Richard, he is Britain's voice of soul for the new era.
Directions In Groove (aka. d.i.g - not to be confused with the Californian grunge band "DIG" ) burst onto the Australian music scene in the early 90¹s with a sound whose freshness and originality quickly won them an enormous audience of fans. Call it acid jazz, jazz funk or just great grooving music d.i.g delivered a level of musical excitement that has seldom been replicated. Directions In Groove (DIG) were a popular Australian acid jazz band originally from the suburb of Redfern in Sydney, who produced several distinctive acid-jazz / groove / funk albums in the 1990's.
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews (born January 2, 1986) is a trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Troy Andrews is the younger brother of trumpeter and bandleader James Andrews . Growing up in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood, "Trombone Shorty" was participating in brass band parades as a child, carrying his trombone even before his arms were long enough to reach all the positions of the slide. Andrews was a bandleader by the age of 6. Originally attracting attention for his youth, by his teens he was attracting attention for his musical virtuosity as well.