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.
There are two Australian bands with this name. The first is Australia’s premier Deep Funk outfit. Masters of super-heavy, raw and upfront drum-break driven grooves. Led by Guitarist Lance Ferguson (Equatorial Records/Lanu/No Comply), other members include Ben Grayson (Hammond Organ), Danny Farrugia (Drums), Yuri Pavlinov (Bass), Anton Delecca (Sax/Flute) and Ross Irwin (Trumpet). The Bamboos formed in 2001 and released the 7” single ‘Eel Oil/Blackfoot’, earning them international acclaim from the likes of Snowboy, Mr Scruff, Jazzanova, Patrick Forge and Russ Dewbury.